Road Line Painting

Line Painting

Frequently Asked Questions

When does line painting occur?

Line painting is performed at various times throughout the year and may be completed on County Roads mid-day, evening, or night-time hours when weather and conditions are appropriate.


How long does it take for line paint to dry?

Dependent upon conditions, line paint can remain wet for up to 15 minutes.


Paint operations are causing traffic backups, can we pass the warning trucks?

The intent of the warning trucks behind the line painter is to provide enough space to allow for paint to dry. If you cross the centerline to pass line painting operations, chances are that your vehicle will end up with paint on it. Please be patient and follow the direction of the notification signage.


What can I do if I get paint on my vehicle?

If you do get line paint on your vehicle, do not scrub with a solvent as this will damage your car's finish. As soon as possible after getting paint on your vehicle, wash the vehicle at a pressure car wash. This will loosen and remove most of the paint unless it has dried for more than a day.

If the car wash does not remove the paint, allow the water to dry and then spray the paint residue with WD-40. Allow the WD-40 to stay on the area for 1 - 2 hours and then rewash the vehicle. If there is a heavy concentration, repeat the procedure.

For heavy accumulations of paint that has dried for several days, apply a liberal coating of Vaseline petroleum jelly to the dried paint and leave it overnight. Then wash your vehicle. If necessary, repeat the procedure.

After cleaning the paint, apply a coat of wax to the vehicle's finish. Wax should remove any lasting signs of paint.

To remove paint from wheel wells, apply a coat of Vaseline petroleum jelly to the area and leave for several days before washing. Applying a rubbing alcohol to the area will help soften any reside left after the Vaseline.


If I cannot remove paint from my vehicle, is the Municipality responsible?

Dufferin County assumes no liability for paint damages to vehicles that have crossed wet paint lines or disobeyed the warning signs and warning vehicles.



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