Paint Recommendations

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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. February 13, 2008 Bob Jonas, Estelle Anderson (see older recommendations - still valid if you can find them)

DISCLAIMER: The colors represented either on screen or on your printer may not represent what they will look like on a tree)

It is more important that the color used on a single trail be uniform than that you exactly match one of these colors. If you don't know exactly what paint was used, repaint all the blazes. The colors change significantly upon drying so don't compare wet with dry.

COLOR

TC STANDARD

 

ALTERNATES

 

 

BLUE

 

Ben.Moore 0789
Sea to Shining Sea

 

Sher. Williams
SW6953
Candid Blue

 

H-D/Behr
530B-4
Blue Bliss

 

Lowes/Valspar
5002-9C
Summer Splash

 

 

BLUE 
On
WHITE

 

Ben.Moore 0784
Blue Macaw

 

Sher.Williams
SW6796
Blue Plate

 

H-D/Behr
520B-7
Havasu

 

Lowes/Olympic
B51-5
Planetarium

 

 

GREEN

 

Ben.Moore 0558
Killala Green

 

H-D/Glidden
34GY40/515
Topiary Green

 

H-D/Behr
S-G-420
Limeade

 

Lowes/Valspar
6005-10B
Jaunty Green

 

 

ORANGE

 

Ben.Moore
2014-20
Rumba Orange
(Safety)

 

H-D/Glidden
68YR28/701
Fiesta Orange

 

H-D/Behr
210B-7
Flame

 

Lowes/Valspar
2002-1A
Autumn Blaze

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

COLOR

TC STANDARD

 

ALTERNATES

 

 

RED

 

Ben. Moore
2000-10
Red
(Safety)

 

Sher.Williams
SW4081
Safety Red

 

H-D/Behr
8371
Candy Apple Red

 

Lowes/Valspar
1009-2
Classic Red

 

 

YELLOW

 

Ben. Moore
2022-20
Sun Kissed Yellow (Safety)

 

Sher.Williams
SW6906
Citrus

 

H-D/Behr
330B-7
Sunflower

 

Lowes/Valspar
3005-1A
Golden Delight

 

 

PINK

 

Ben. Moore
2079-50
Rhododendron

 

Sher.Williams
SW6849
Party time

 

H-D/Behr
680A-3
Pink Bliss

 

Lowes/Valspar
1001-2A
Magic Wand

 

 

 

 

COLOR

TC STANDARD

 

ALTERNATES

 

WHITE

H-D/Behr
1850
Ultra Pure
White

 

Or Any
True White

 

 

 

LONG PATH

PPG 103-4
Tropical Tide
(formerly
Parakeet Aqua)

 

H-D/Behr
470B-4 Intense Jade

 

Lowes/Valspar
6002-10A
Lavish Green

 

 

 

HIGHLANDS 
TRAIL

Dutch Boy
10F-5
(11-B-5)
Lake Superior

H-D/Behr
490B-5
Cozumel

Lowes/Valspar
5006-10B
Turquoise Tint

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLOR

TC STANDARD

 

ALTERNATES

 

NEUTRALIZING
DARK

Ben.Moore
1491
Aegean Olive

SPRAYCAN
Rustoleum
7713
Dark Bronze

H-D/Behr
780D-7
Wild Rice

H-D/Behr
420F-7
Forest Ridge

 

Also:
1918, Earth Brown,
Krylon 4292
Brown

NEUTRALIZING
MEDIUM

Ben. Moore
2139-30
Sharkskin

SPRAYCAN
Rustoleum
7754
Anodized
Bronze

H-D/Behr
790D-6
Dusty Mountain

H-D/Behr
720F-4
Stone Fence

 

Also, 7739
Charcoal Green;
Krylon 4293
Olive

NEUTRALIZING
LIGHT

H-D/Behr
770E-3
Pewter Mug

SPRAYCAN
For Gray:
(& for rocks)

SPRAYCAN
For Beige: Rustoleum 1970 - Khaki

H-D/Behr
790E-2
Gentle Rain

 

Rustoleum
(Amer. Acc.)
243265
Granite

NOTES:

  1. All the above Standards and Alternates should be available in one quart cans.
  2. Alternates are based on closest match and readily available colors.
  3. Gloss is preferred for longevity.
  4. Spray cans are preferred in matte finish.
  5. Color samples obtained online and may not be true.
  6. Neutralizing or Block-out colors are suggestions only. Your choice will depend on the species and age of the trees or rock color. Some trees, such as, Chestnut Oak will require a darker charcoal gray color.

 

Comment: Please be relevant, civil, non-commercial.

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