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Asphalt Color Coatings

There are many reasons that people request colored asphalt sealers.  Even though the most common form of asphalt sealers are black, there is a growing need and desire for asphalt color coatings.

We have been producing a full line of asphalt coatings for nearly 50 years, but our ColorPave system is one of the fastest growing lines over the last 10 years.  The truly unique thing about ColorPave is that it can be used in so many different areas and it covers a large variety of applications.

Benefits of Color Coating Asphalt

There are quite a few benefits of color coating asphalt, but here is a short list of the most popular reasons:

  • Light colors to lower the asphalt pavement temperature (minimizing heat islands)
  • Highlighting special areas or zones (color coded areas)
  • Cleaner & brighter look to asphalt areas
  • Driveway or parking lots with combo sports court areas (i.e. driveway basketball court)
  • Green Bicycle Lanes (safer areas for non-automobile separation)

The ColorPave System | Asphalt Color Coating Paint

The ColorPave system is a 100% acrylic coating system for asphalt areas.  It is durable enough for moderate vehicle traffic and available if a few different formulas (ColorPave & ColorPave HD 500)

ColorPave has been around for over 20 years, and has been used in a large variety of applications.  From military to public & private installations, ColorPave provides an attractive, safe, and durable colored finish on asphalt pavement.

Color Coating Asphalt
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Parking Lot Color Coating

Color coating parking lots & parking garages is another use for the ColorPave product line.  The social media giant, facebook, chose ColorPave to color coat their asphalt parking garage at the new corporate headquarters in Menlo Park, California.  This provided a inviting atmosphere for employees while sealing and extending the life of their pavement.

Parking Garage Coating System
Parking Lot Color Coating

Stamped Asphalt | Color Coatings

Color coating stamped asphalt is generally performed with our ColorPave HD product.  It is a cross-linking acrylic, available in multiple colors, and fortified with silica sand for non-slip safety and durability.  This system dries very fast and has a very high amount of solids for long-wear and moderate vehicle traffic.

Stamped Asphalt ColorPave HD

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What is the best tennis court surface?

What is the best tennis court surface? That depends on what you are looking for in a surface, of course. The vast majority of players and facility managers prefer acrylic tennis court surfaces, and here are just a few of the main benefits:
  • Very low maintenance
  • Durable and compatible with all climates
  • Textured & Customizable for desired speed of play
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Cost effective & Affordable

Acrylic tennis court surfaces actually benefit from the wind and rain. Properly built tennis courts should have a 1% slope for drainage, so rain helps to keep the surface clean and somewhat free of dirt and debris. Whether you live in a very hot and dry area or a cold and moist location, acrylics can withstand all of the above.  The standard resurfacing cycle, with a high-quality acrylic tennis court surface, is every 5 to 8 years.

Best Tennis Court Surface
Acrylic Tennis Court Surface

Another advantage of acrylic tennis court surfaces are their ability to be customized to all desired paces, or speeds of play.  The ITF (International Tennis Federation) has a pace classification program where tennis surface manufacturers send in factory-textured samples and have them tested for speed of play.  The ITF and approved independent testing labs perform specific procedures and classify each sample as a specific pace.  The current pace categories are: slow, medium-slow, medium, medium-fast, and fast.  There are only a few brands that currently hold all five paces and they are acrylic (not clay, tiles, or grass surfaces).  The texture that determines pace also makes for a safe, non-slip playing surface.

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