An effective way to ensure you purchase high-quality paint finishing equipment is selecting a supplier with whom you can collaborate easily and assess their selection of products, customer responsiveness and depth of expertise.
Spray painting systems are used across industries for their efficiency and quality of finish, yet produce harmful overspray that threatens the environment. Scientists continue to research more sustainable options that won’t endanger water supplies or plant/animal life.
Spay paint finishing equipment has many applications in both commercial and industrial settings. Some common examples include painting domestic projects or architectural structures, coating materials for glass or paper products, as well as metal parts or components.
Preparing to paint can be an essential step to ensure the full potential of your work is reached. This may involve performing various tasks such as using abrasives to smooth rough areas or separate other layers from their substrate, and mixing paint until it reaches an ideal state for application.
Different equipment options are available for this stage, including spray guns that operate using air or an airless system. Your selection will depend on your specific needs – such as covering an area that’s large enough and your tolerance of chemical fumes. In addition, electrostatic paint coating can be highly effective since it uses electricity rather than air as its power source.
Spraying is the go-to method of application for industrial paint finishes. A trigger gun provides even and thin coats of liquid paint application; additional equipment atomizes paints, adhesives and powders before being delivered via nozzle for application.
Air control equipment is also essential to spray painting processes. Raw air, piped directly from the atmosphere, contains contaminants which could compromise the quality of a sprayed finish; to combat this problem, air filters must be employed to filter out water, oil and dust before reaching the spray nozzle.
Scientists have made great strides toward producing paints, stains and dyes which are more eco-friendly. Thanks to these advances, alternative paints have emerged to replace harsh chemicals which threaten water supplies or pollute soil and plant life when disposed of – leading to decreased paint usage and line stops due to paint issues – providing great benefits for companies seeking to reduce carbon footprint and increase efficiency.
If you are selecting a paint finishing system, partner with a supplier who understands the many factors which may impact the process of painting. These variables could include the scope of your operations (e.g. the number of pieces to be painted and how quickly each job must be completed), fume toxicity produced during painting (possible need for paint booth), space available in your workshop as well as any specific standards you must abide by.
Humidity also plays a part in how quickly or slowly paint dries and cures, which a dehumidifier can help with. A stable humidity level in your workshop can speed up drying times. For best results, follow manufacturer-provided drying and recoat times; but add an additional hour or so just in case. You don’t want a quick recoat that results in unattractive results!
When applying a coat of paint, it must dry completely and cure before moving on to other tasks. Rushing this step may result in cracking, flaking or peeling issues which require stripping the coating off entirely and starting over.
Curing involves placing the product that has been coated in an oven to be heated, and depending on its finish type may take anywhere from several days to several weeks before curing is complete and durable enough for everyday use.
Paints, stains and finishes have made great advances in chemically improving and decreasing drying times, leading to more efficient production methods and reduced environmental impacts. Many products now contain no harsh chemicals which threaten water supplies or plant and animal life and have also been designed to withstand both mechanical and chemical impacts more easily than in years past.