We focus a ton on retroreflectivity for night-time driving; and rightly so, as nearly three times as many roadway fatalities occur at night.* There is also a growing need to have better road markings in high-glare areas and where the pavement does not provide adequate contrast with the road markings. This is often times the case on concrete road surfaces.
Many states have used Black to high-lite road markings on light colored road surfaces. Airports have used Black for years to both High-lite and to mask.
Skip-Line continues to lead the industry in providing advanced custom features by responding to this increased need for Black Contrast Painting.
Here are a few of the patterns we’ve been asked to do on an increasingly frequent basis:
- “SHADOW BLACK” (standard white stripe followed by a equal length Black stripe)
- “FORE-SHADOW BLACK (Black stripe immediately preceeding a white stripe)
- “FORE” and “AFT SHADOW” (Black stripe before and after a white stripe)
- “WHITE CONTRAST BLACK” (2″ Black on either side of 4″ white stripes)
- “YELLOW CONTRAST BLACK” (Black paint between any two centerline yellow lines – commonly used in California)
- “EDGELINE CONTRAST BLACK” (Black paint outside of the white edgeline)
- “AIRPORT ZIPPER BLACK” (alternating Black and white checkerboard pattern)
- “AIRPORT HOLD-SHORT BLACK) (Black high-lites beside and between yellow markings)
There are more patterns out there that require Black paint, and many of them require custom programming on the Skip-Line timer system. If you have custom requirements for your next striping project or season, Skip-Line can handle the job.
May your lines continue to be bright; both Day and Night!