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Old 05-25-17, 04:02 PM
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inverted spray paint inquiry

I'm doing a project that involves spray painting though a stencil (or template) yellow footprints onto a long length of concrete sidewalk, using spray cans of that inverted marking paint used for marking stripes etc onto various ground surfaces. Previously, approximately a year ago, I did this onto the sidewalk using the specific Rustoleum product shown in the link below, which says it's a solvent base. That spray paint worked pretty darn good and lasted well without fading/deteriorating very bad within a year's time. I am wanting to repeat doing this project again once again this year but the problem is the two local retailers who sell paint in my small rather isolated Alaskan community do not have this same particular spray paint available and instead have only a Seymour water-based product as shown in the other link. I am concerned if I was to use the water-based product on the concrete it would surely fade/deteriorate away much much earlier than the solvent based would, perhaps even within a matter of only a few weeks or months depending on the weather. I'm figuring, but am uncertain whether, the water-based stuff would not be a proper spray paint at all for this application and so am soliciting any other opinions/comments here to help me to decide whether to even consider/try the water-based stuff for the project as described. Thanks...

https://www.amazon.com/Rust-Oleum-20...stoleum+203025

https://www.rrproducts.com/Seymour-M...w-product54057
 
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Old 05-25-17, 05:02 PM
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Have used the RO product many times but have never seen the other item. It states water based which does not necessarily mean lower quality, most automotive paints today are water based vs solvent based.

Sorry no real recommendation!!
 
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I've not used either coating but generally water based coatings are more fade resistant than solvent based coatings .... at least here in the southeast.

Water based coatings don't always adhere well over shiny solvent based coatings but I assume you are recoating the previous paint because it's well weathered which shouldn't pose any issues.
 
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Old 05-26-17, 09:19 AM
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Ok after some double checking one of the retailers here luckily found one last case of the RO product back in the stock/inventory room, which they had been planning on discontinuing to stock. So I'll be using that again (solvent based) and will not have to worry (at least for now) whether the water-based stuff would work as well or not.

Thanks for the replies.
 
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