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The Guide for Choosing What's Best for the Job!
How to Choose the Best Marking Paint?
Nelson Paint offers several brands of paint to meet the wide range of marking needs. The longevity of the paint listed is the average; visibility of marks will generally fall in the ranges shown, but variances in sun exposure, rain and snow, and bark shedding can cause marks to last for longer or shorter periods than those listed.
Usually the paints last much longer than the conservative estimates shown. We have documented cases of Nelson Boundary Mark Paint lasting more than 20 years in the field!!
Boundary Mark: 6-8 Years Duration
Boundary Mark provides the most durable, permanent mark available in the industry and is the gold standard of paints. When you want to make a mark once and have it last for years, Boundary Mark is the paint of choice.
Boundary Mark is available in 8 colors and three different container types:
- Gun Type F-Style Oblong Gallons- for ease of pouring and transferring into backpacks and quart cans.
- Brush Type Gallons-For brush on application.
- Gun Type Cone-Top Quart Cans- for use with the D-103 and LT-104 Guns. Just screw in the gun and go.
Nel-Script: 6-8 Years Duration
Nel Script is a tubed paint. With high-viscosity, its thickness allows the user to write letters and numbers on an object of their choice. Frequently used to mark trails and provide identifying information, Nel Script has no comparible competition. The paint is full-bodied to prevent sag, and is designed to stick to wet and rough surfaces.
Available in two colors, Nelson Nel Script comes in 6 oz resealable tubes for convenience and ease of use.
Aero Spot: 4-6 Years Duration
Aero Spot provides the ultimate in ease of application. It does not require transfer of a gun from one can to another. Simply shake the can to ensure proper preparation, spray until the marking job is complete, and then dispose of the empty can in a responsible manner. Nelson Aero Spot holds 12 ounces of paint and is available in 16 colors.
Wet Rock Aero Spot: 4-6 Years Duration
Wet Rock Aero Spot provides the ultimate in ease of application. It does not require transfer of a gun from one can to another. Simply shake the can to ensure proper preparation, spray until the marking job is complete, and then dispose of the empty can in a responsible manner. Nelson Aero Spot holds 12 ounces of paint and is available in 3 colors.
Super Spot: 4-6 Years Duration
Super Spot is the most commonly used paint in the industry, and the standard to which all other paint brands are compared. Super Spot is washable with soap and water when wet. Professionals seeking long-term marks but who do not require the superior longevity of Boundary Mark use Super Spot as their main tool for marking.
Super Spot is available in 8 colors, and comes in two different container types:
- F-Style Oblong Gallons-For use with backpacks or for transfer into quart cans.
- Cone-Top Quart Cans- for use with the D-103 and LT-104 Guns. Just screw in the gun and go marking!
Hydro Spot: 4-6 Years Duration
Hydro Spot is the paint of choice for those wishing to minimize their exposure to solvents of any type. Its alternative formula provides an improved profile and offers water clean-up.
Available in 4 colors, Nelson Hydro Spot comes in F-Style Oblong Gallon cans and Cone-top Quart Cans.
Pellet Mark Oil Based Paintballs: 4-6 Years Duration
Nelson Pellet Mark Oil based paintballs are designed to be fired from a paintball gun to mark hard-to-reach targets from a distance. They are used to mark trees from across ravines, over difficult-to-traverse ground, across streams, or from horseback, vehicle, or helicopter.
Pellet Mark Oil Based Paintballs have been adopted for use by foresters, cattlemen, ranchers, wildlife biologists, and animal control agencies. The Pellet Mark Oil Based paintballs have been used to mark and identify animals on every single continent on the planet, including Antarctica!!
Nelson Pellet Mark Oil Based Paintballs, available in 7 vibrant colors, work well in wet conditions, and are the remote marking device of choice for a number of marine biologists, due to its ability to provide a lasting mark on animals that live in and out of the water. Its durability is legendary.
Nelson offers the widest range of marking products available, whether your target is a tree, an animal, or some other object. Our paint products provide the best, most durable coverage at the best value in the industry. Call us or shop in our store today to experience the Nelson Difference.
Log Mark: 4-6 Years Duration
Log Mark is a specialty paint that comes in pint cans with felt daubers. It is generally used with the Nel-Spot Paint Hammer to mark log ends. It is often used in the railroad industry to mark railroad ties for maintenance purposes as well.
Log Mark is available in 7 colors. It provides a bright, round, long lasting mark that will remain visible for a long time, allowing observation of marked objects from a great distance.
Econo Spot: 2-3 Years Duration
Econo Spot is the preferred paint when a shorter-term mark is needed and price is a main consideration. Nelson Econo-Spot provides the best value of the paints available on the market today. It provides an excellent intermediate-strength mark for those situations where the decades of durability we provide are not needed.
Econo Spot is available in 4 colors and comes in F-Style Oblong Gallon cans.
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