Electrostatic Painting Process
Arizona Painting Company is proud to be one of the few companies in Arizona to offer Electrostatic Painting.
There are huge advantages that come with the electrostatic painting process. The finish is exceptionally smooth and even, it last two times longer than other painting methods and it is faster and more efficient than other methods. Electrostatic painting is the perfect answer for creating a factory perfect finish on most any metal surface.
Applications for Electrostatic Painting
Commercial buildings, industrial facilities, schools, apartments and homeowner associations are typical benefactors of electrostatic painting because of the many metal components in both their interior and external areas. Parks and athletic facilities also have significant amounts of metal finishing which can utilize this superior painting application. Below is a list of just some of the applications for electrostatic painting:
- Metal doors and frames
- Metal railing
- Metal fencing and gates
- Metal playground equipment
- Metal bleachers
- Spiral stairs
- Utility fixtures
- Structural components
- Decorative metal
- Metal sculptures
How Electrostatic Painting Works
What makes electrostatic painting unique is the high-tech equipment used for its application. The electrostatic paint sprayer adds an electrical charge to the paint. The electrical charge does two things. First, it turns the paint into a fine mist. Secondly, the electrical charge causes the paint to be magnetically attracted to metal. As a result, there is very little if any overspray. At least 95% of the paint coming out of the nozzle is attracted to the metal and actually wraps itself around small areas like railing spindles.
Reduced Paint Time, Reduces Cost
With electrostatic painting the amount of masking needed to protect adjacent areas is usually greatly minimized, but still may be needed to account for any minimal overspray. The time required to paint surfaces with an electrostatic application is greatly reduced. One pass rather than three or four is all that is generally needed. Fences and stair railing can often be done with an application from one side, not both. Less labor hours means reduced cost to the customer. The durable finish often last two times longer, meaning paint maintenance costs are lower due to less frequent painting.
The fine spray and the magnetic draw of the paint to the metal creates an extremely smooth, even finish to the metal on which it is applied. Drips and brush strokes are eliminated. It is as close to a factory finish paint coat as can be achieved. It covers most old paint without an issue and adheres well, as long as the existing paint is well adhered to the metal. We always check for issues related to previous paint applications and properly prep the surface prior to application to achieve the best results possible.