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TEMPERA PAINT

ACRYLIC ASPHALT PAINT Typical Dimensions: Sold in bottles of varying sizes, up to 1 gallon.

Typical Dimensions: Usually sold in 5 gallon containers

Estimated Cost: $5 - $10 / pint; $10 - $12 / gallon.

Estimated Cost: $110 / unit Overview: Acrylic water-based emulsion pavement color coating

Overview: Tempera paint is available in powder or liquid form. It can be applied straight from the bottle or thinned with a mixture of corn starch and water (1:1 ratio).

F Demo (1 day - 1 month) Pilot (1 month - 1 year)

Interim (1 - 5 years)

Recommended Applications and Installation ɖBikeways: ɖ Use paint to create green bike lane, bike boxes, two-stage turn queue boxes, or a green base for sharrows. ɖPedestrian ɖ Crossings: Use paint to create artistic / decorative crosswalks. ɖCurb ɖ Extensions / Plazas: Create colored surfaces to enliven the public space and clearly differentiate pedestrian space from vehicle space. ɖɖ Roundabouts / Activated Alleys: Colorful mural surface treatments adds beauty, defines space, and helps calm traffic. Tips and Considerations »» Sweep or pressure wash street to remove roadway debris before applying. »» Easy to make, non-toxic, and washes away easily. »» Thin paint to spread it further with water and corn starch mixed in equal parts. »» Like corn starch paint, tempera is highly sensitive to weather conditions and will wash away easily, especially if thinned. A straight tempera application may withstand one light rain event, but not much more. »» Anyone can apply this paint! Potential Sources »» Purchase supplies from local art supply store.

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Demo (1 day - 1 month)

F Pilot (1 month -1 year) F Interim (1 - 5 years)

Recommended Applications and Installation ɖCurb ɖ Extensions / Plazas: Create colored surfaces to enliven public space and clearly differentiate pedestrian space from vehicular space. Work with local artists to develop unique designs. Tips and Considerations »» Appropriate for applications, such as intersection repair or pilot plazas intended to last 1 - 3 years. »» May require annual re-application, especially if pressure washed frequently as part of routine maintenance. »» Paint available in white, yellow, blue, red, or black. Other colors may be obtained by mixing these colors. »» Anyone can apply paint. Potential Sources »» SealMaster: www.sealmaster.net. (Search “ColorPave Product”).

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