Shooting lines is a common application procedure for commercial painting contractors. Sometimes those lines are installed in a warehouse facility. And other times, they are installed in parking lots. But in some situations, those lines need to be highly visible. And in those instances, reflective glass beads will greatly improve their visibility.
And there are 2 common locations that receive these glass beads: airport runways, or major road ways.
All major roadways require a TTP-1325 Type 1 glass bead standard. These glass beads are designed to reflect the light emitted from vehicle headlights, presenting roadway markings with greater clarity.
These beads have an easy application. Unlike many aggregates that get mixed with the paint, glass beads can be broadcasted onto the painted lines. This makes application fairly simple. The applicator just needs to make sure he is applying the glass beads when the paint is wet, and not after it’s cured.