Marking paint contains no harmful solvents and disappears in 90 days

EZ Paint introduces a low impact marking paint that is biodegradable, environmentally friendly and non-toxic.

Apr 27th, 2010

Medley, Fla., April 27, 2010—EZ Paint introduces a low impact marking paint that is biodegradable, environmentally friendly, non-toxic—and disappears in approximately 90 days. For years, utility companies, cable companies, contractors—anyone who uses marking paints—has been faced with two major problems: the durability and toxicity of traditional marking paints. EZ Paint is a temporary marking paint that eliminates both of these problems—saving both money and the environment.

Marking paint is used to create “Life Safety Marks,” which identify the location and type of underground infrastructure and facilities before digging. Costly damage, and in some cases loss of life, have occurred when Life Safety Marks are not used. However, once projects are completed, these marks become “Industrial Graffiti” defacing streets, sidewalks and driveways—and the problem is growing.

The demands for the removal of marking paint after job completion continues to rise, as more and more communities pass legislation requiring paint removal. This is a costly undertaking—research by Florida’s Sunshine State One Call found that on average it costs three times as much to remove marking paint as it does to apply it. Conventional marking paint lasts anywhere from six months to more than three years if not removed. Water-based and bio-degradable, EZ Paint lasts only about 90 days depending on the thickness of the application, traffic volume over the marks and weather conditions—then it biodegrades and evaporates until it entirely disappears, along with all related removal costs.

Environmentally-friendly, EZ Paint does not have toxic solvents such as Toluene, Xylene and Acetone that others products on the market contain. Low impact EZ Paint also conforms to the California “Proposition 65” Law designed to control the release of toxic chemicals into the environment, promoting clean drinking water and keeping toxic substances out of consumer products. It is the only locating paint that does not contain the chemicals currently addressed in Prop 65.

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