Although color-coatings have been used for sports and recreational surfaces for many decades, their use on mainstream pavement surfaces is relatively new. In the past, asphalt and concrete surfaces were coated with colorized asphalt or pigmenting concrete that were, well… sort of unattractive. The best possible base materials that provided any kind of durability in a coating system were dark and could only be tinted up to muted earth tones at best. Brightly-coated sports surfaces leaned toward more traditional paint formulations that lacked the durability needed under pedestrian or light vehicular traffic.
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