An industrial contract always gets awarded on the overall productivity, quality, and inspections of production lines. Having a maintenance team that performs regular maintenance on mechanical and electrical systems is a good step. However, taking good care of the exterior of the equipment is equally very important. Apart from cleaning and greasing, painting the machinery equipment plays a vital role in protecting them from environmental damage. Moreover, a regular painting of the equipment improves its appearance, and prevents rust and corrosion. It also offers weather resistance, and thermal protection, and extends equipment service life. In addition, it helps you keep your metal safe from regular breakdowns and helps you with the ease of maintenance.
However, you cannot randomly put any paint or use any method for your heavy and costly metal equipment and machinery. You have to put extra care and effort into the same because applying paint on the metal surface with rollers and brushes leaves behind the marks of the streaks. And if you apply latex and oil-based paints, you find bubbles and peel on intricate surfaces. So, to get a smooth and durable paint finish on any metal surface, the best option to choose is electrostatic painting, the painting that offers superior quality.
What Is Electrostatic Painting?
An electrostatic painting works on the concept of the attraction of two opposite charged particles attracting each other in the open space. The paints’ molecules are positively charged during electrostatic painting when they leave the spray nozzle in an electric field; they get directed towards the negatively charged metal surfaces. This attraction between positive and negative charges is 75 times stronger than the gravitational force. This means that the metal surface attracts the paint molecules even from a distance and gets sprayed evenly on the surface that is bare.
Electrostatic paint is very different from conventional sprayers. When you use a conventional sprayer for your metal surface, there is a good chance of overspray. You cannot get an even coating. In contrast, when you use electromagnetic paint, the paint sprayed automatically gets propelled towards the metal due to magnetic attraction. It reduces the chance of overspray and uneven coating.
Reason For The Popularity Of Electrostatic Paint
Now you understand the working pipeline of the electrostatic paint on the metal surface. We can easily sense the ease of painting with the working pipeline; however, there are many other benefits of using electrostatic paint on the metal surface, making it very popular.
Minimum Chance Of Overspray
Since the electrostatic painting works on the basis of the electrostatic charge, there is the slightest chance of overspray. In addition, the electrostatic painting ensures that 98% of the paint products get transferred to the metal surface. Moreover, the lower VOC emissions translate into reduced air pollution, thus making electrostatic painting an excellent alternative for eco-friendly painting projects.
One of the significant benefits of electrostatic painting is the minimal time it requires to dry the metal surface completely. The electrostatic painting often dries up overnight. So it makes the machines ready to let the businesses resume their activities as early as possible. Moreover, you do not need to keep the painted metal surface in any ovens for curing. So, electrostatic painting is an excellent and popular choice for on-site needs.
Gives Factory-Like Freshness
Electrostatic painting forms a strong bond with the substrate. It delivers a smooth, high-quality finish without a single brush mark drip or bubble. Moreover, electrostatic painting even ensures stable performance in various applications apart from the coatings available in the factories.
The unique electrostatic painting coats provide a non-porous surface. Therefore, it helps in common cleaning solutions and disinfectants and protects against the proliferation of fungal and bacterial pathogens. Hence, you can get these paintings on metal surfaces to maintain hygienic and sanitary conditions.
Extended Durability & Cost-Effectiveness
Suppose you prepare the correct substrates and apply the suitable coating. In that case, if you prepare the correct substrates and apply the coat suitably, the electrostatic painting improves the resilience of the metal in harsh environments. Moreover, the extended durability of the metal surface generates big savings over a long duration. After applying electrostatic painting to the metal surface, you will also need less labor and material charge. Hence, electrostatic painting is a cost-effective step to perform for your heavy metal machinery or surfaces.
Electrostatic painting is an essential and excellent decision for all your metal surface machinery. It keeps them durable and free from regular breakdowns. Get your metal surfaces electrostatic painted and any other welding or fabrication work done with Amp Fabrication & Welding.