Old Paint Recommendations

Standard paint colors recommended for general use on 2x3 blazes

Revised from the Trail Maintenance Manual (7th Edition) p24-25
Approved by Trails Council, April 8, 1999; Amended June 7, 2001; Amended October 8, 2002; Technical Correction November 22, 2002 (paint name);
Neutralizing paint, part number changed by manufacturer October 3, 2003. Minor corrections to Long Path and Highlands Trail, March 2005.
White Any true white
Blue Benjamin Moore 789 Pittsburgh Paint 150-4
Xavier Blue
Muralo* 67B3D Georgetown (customized color made with Deep Base 397)
Blue on white Benjamin Moore  784

Pittsburgh Paint 250-6 
North Sea

Behr (Home Depot) #1B43-6 
New Castle
Green and other special use colors Benjamin Moore  558 Killala Green
Orange Benjamin Moore M28-65 
Safety Orange gallons only. 
Red

Benjamin Moore M28-21
Safety Red 
gallons only

Benjamin Moore 30923 
Carnival Red available in half pints
Behr (Home Depot) 8371 
Candy Apple Red
Yellow

Benjamin Moore M28-15 
Safety Yellow gallons only

Benjamin Moore 30912 
Sun Yellow available  in half pint

Dutch Boy 3-Y-3 Noon Sharp
Long Path Pittsburgh Paint Tropical Tide available in quarts. Parakeet Aqua has been discontinued, but can still be mixed as #3004 from Pittsburgh Paints. The Long Path blazes are 2x4 inches.
Highlands Trail Dutch Boy 11-B-5 Lake Superior Blue  latex flat. Blazes are diamond shaped.

* Call (201)437-0770 for nearest dealer

Neutralizing Paint

Three cans of spray paint, black, brown and medium gray, will cover most trees by blending.

Trees with dark bark such as oaks 
Benjamin Moore Moorelife Latex House Paint 
Flat Finish 1491 Base 4-105-4B

For Light Trees such as red maples or beeches
Benjamin Moore Moorelife Latex House Paint
Sharkskin 2139-30 Base 105-3B