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Basics of...Aerosols


Aerosol paints are an extremely versatile type of paint that leaves a smooth, evenly covered surface. Ideally suited for touch-ups, structured steel, handrails, piping, equipment, machinery, doors, bolts, seams, vehicle refinishing, playgrounds, utility locating, stenciling, golf course and athletic field marking, signage, lockers, conduit and many more.

Application Tips: Shake the aerosol can well before using to minimize the
chance of the tip clogging. Be sure to shake the can for at least one minute once
the marble is heard.


  • Mostly available in alkyds - (not suitable for severe
    environments due to fair outdoor gloss retention)
  • Small package size
  • Potential for overspray

APWA Uniform Color Guide

  • YELLOW: Gas, oil, steam, petroleum, gaseous materials
  • RED: Electric power lines, cables, conduit, lighting cables
  • PURPLE: Reclaimed water, irrigation, slurry lines
  • BLUE: Potable water
  • GREEN: Sewers and drain lines
  • WHITE: Proposed excavation
  • PINK: Temporary surveying markings
  • ORANGE: Communication, alar/signal lines, cables, conduit

Piping Systems

  • RED: ANSI (Fire Protection & Class F-Fire Sprinkler Piping)
  • YELLOW: ANSI Class D (Dangerous Materials)
  • GREEN: ANSI Class S (Safe Materials)
  • BLUE: ANSI Class P (Protective Materials)

Guide To Safety Color Coding

Colors Designation Recommended Applications
Used for designation caution, marking physical hazards Construction equipment, material handling equipment, suspended fixtures, caution signs, piping systems containing dangerous material, lower pulley blocks and cranes and railings, pillars and posts
Used for designating dangerous parts of machines which may cut, crush or otherwise injure when guards around moving equipment are open or removed Inside movable guards, inside transmission guards, safety starting buttons, and exposed edges of pulleys, gears, rollers, cutting devices, and power jaws
Used for designating fire protection equipment and apparatus, danger and stop Fire alarm boxes, buckets, pails, exit signs, extinguishers, hose locations, hydrants, pumps, sirens, sprinkler piping, post indicator valves for sprinkler systems, danger signs, flammable liquid containers, emergency stop bars on hazardous machines and electrical switches used to stop machinery
Used for designating the location of first-aid equipment Safety bulletin boards, stretchers, gas masks, safety deluge showers, first aid kits
Used for designating caution, warnings about starting/using/ moving equipment under repair Signs located at starting point and designating nature of caution
BLACK OR WHITE COMBINATIONS Used for designating traffic and housekeeping markings Dead ends, location refuse cans, location/width of aisles, drinking fountains, stairways, food dispersion equipment locations, directional signs and clear floor areas