Tips To Protect Your Impact Windows & Doors During Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is here, and you’ve prepared by installing impact windows and doors to your commercial property. Now it’s time to implement proper maintenance tips to protect your investment, prevent future costly repairs and ensure it lasts for many years. In addition to applying electrostatic painting for impact doors and windows, here are important maintenance tips to apply.

Hire A Professional For Installations

Perhaps the first thing you should do to ensure the longevity of your impact windows and door is to have them installed by a professional you can trust. If they are not installed correctly, they will do you no good when your property is hit by strong wind and rain. Don’t cut corners to save a buck, because you may end up spending more in the long run. As many know, proper installation leads to fewer repairs. In addition to protecting the actual windows, we recommend you contact Steeltech Electropainting, Inc. to apply a durable coating of paint to the frames. 

Get Rid Of Dirt On The Frame

Be on the lookout for grime that may accumulate on the frame of your impact windows and doors. When dirt, dust or other types of debris get inside the space between the glass and the frame, it can weaken the entire structure of the windows and doors. In addition to grime, you should also lookout for any openings in the frame that water can seep through, as this can lead to corrosion when it rains. 

Inspect The Coating On The Glass 

High-impact windows and doors are generally reinforced by a special coating. This better ensures that it can withstand objects that are hurled its way during a hurricane. As a result, it’s imperative that you have the glass checked by a professional after a hurricane. It’s important that the special coating experienced no abrasions, cracks, scratches, or disturbances of any kind, as this can significantly affect its durability when another hurricane hits. As a result, if you see imperfections, you should have the top coating replaced with a new film. It couldn’t hurt to have it inspected after installation, too. 

Don’t Clean With Liquids 

When cleaning your impact windows and doors, make sure you only use dry cleaning methods when cleaning the gaskets and sealants, such as a blow dryer or vacuum. This will ensure streak-free results. Liquids, like water and fluid disinfectants, may not do the trick. When using dry cleaning methods, make sure the vacuum and blow dryer is being used on medium heat. This method prevents streaks, but it can also protect your investment against corrosion if you have aluminum frames. Any kind of liquid that isn’t properly dried can lead to corrosion. 

Reinforce Frames With Electrostatic Paint

Many industrial and commercial businesses have aluminum window and door frames, making electrostatic paint a viable option when your frames need to be repainted. High-performance coating systems will make your windows look brand new while strengthening the aluminum material. Most paints won’t adhere to the aluminum, but the positive charge found within electrostatic paint will perfectly attach itself to the negative charge found in aluminum. Instead of just covering the surface, this paint penetrates the aluminum surface and forms a magnetic bond. 

The result is a smooth finish. More importantly (especially during hurricane season), it creates durable and hard paint that will strengthen the frame of your impact windows. When a hurricane hits, any bit of reinforcement counts. 

Our expert team is equipped with mobile units to conduct our work at your location. We offer a flexible schedule that suits our customers’ needs and also ensures that we do not interrupt their operations at work. 

Contact Steeltech Electropainting

We are the industry leader in on-site state-of-the-art Electrostatic Painting. Our family-owned and operated company has endless capabilities for electrostatic painting at competitive pricing. We have a team of licensed and insured refinishers who are skilled to complete any job to perfection. Better than a factory-baked finish, we can guarantee that our high-performance coating systems can withstand the harsh elements South Florida endures during hurricane season. 

When you need electrostatic painting for impact doors and windows, contact Steeltech Electropainting. Call 1800-638-4413 toll-free.

The Difference Between Electrostatic Painting And Powder Coating

A common question we get from customers is whether electrostatic painting is the same as powder coating. Both painting processes are similar, but electrostatic paint is the superior option. This is why our refinishers use the electrostatic process as an alternative to costly replacements for equipment and products that have aluminum, metal, or other challenging surfaces that is impossible to refinish with conventional paints. The result is a smooth finish and a product that can be used for many more years.

What Is Powder Coating?

Powder coating uses an electrical charge to attract the negative properties in the metal surface to be painted. In this way, powder coating and electrostatic paint are the same. Where powder coating differs is in the next step of the process. The metal object must then be placed in an oven to bake so it can cure. As a result, the process must be done at the shop, rather than having the painters come to you. This can pose a problem if the object you need to be painted is an elevator located in your building. Furthermore, only objects that can withstand temperatures of 385 degrees Fahrenheit can be painted.

Nevertheless, there are many benefits to using powder coating. For example, it:

  • Has a dense, sturdy finish, making the product more durable
  • Can be done quickly and efficiently
  • Leaves an incredibly smooth and even finish on all surfaces
  • Is environmentally friendly

What is the downside of this painting process? As previously mentioned, it requires an oven along with a lot of other materials and equipment to complete the job. Additionally, the complexity of the process makes it very expensive. Finally, if you need a thin finish, powder coating isn’t for you. The coating always goes on thick and attempting to thin it usually results in an uneven finish.

What Is Electrostatic Painting?

Much like its alternative, painting electrostatically uses positively charged particles that attract to the negative particles on the surface of the object being painted. This allows the paint to wrap around the object, creating a durable, smooth finish. The paint is attracted to the metal from every direction, which significantly minimizes waste from overspray. If you need an iron fence to be painted, doing so electrostatically will prevent mess on the surrounding area.

Additionally, it can cure the object without heat, so no high temperature is necessary. Without the need for an oven, projects can be completed at our shop or on-site at your business/residence. Steeltech Electropainting, Inc.® will send a team of experienced craftsmen to electrostatically apply high-performance coating primers and finishes tailored to meet the needs of each individual substrate. Leaving a finish that is equal to or in most cases superior to a factory finish.

The benefits don’t stop there. Painting electrostatically gives you:

  • More color options than powder coating
  • More control over the thickness of the paint, so it creates a thin finish
  • More money in your pocket, as it’s more affordable

Bottom Line

The painting application you choose will depend on what you need to be painted. However, if you want more color options, a thinner application, and you need the job to be performed on-site, then you will benefit most from electrostatic paint. Additionally, it is more affordable, which is an important consideration if you have a budget. When you contact our professionals at Steeltech, ask for their opinion on the best finishing method for your project.

Contact Steeltech

We are a family-owned and operated business that specializes in metal polishing, buffing, and refinishing at competitive prices. We offer fast and convenient services and will send a mobile unit to your workplace to undergo the painting process. Our effective process includes first washing the metal surface to remove dirt and grease and then sanding to provide a tooth between the surface substrate and the new finish system. Additionally, we apply masking wherever necessary.

For high-quality electrostatic painting services, contact Steeltech Electropainting, Inc.® Call 800-638-4413 to find out what we can do for you.

Restore Your Old Equipment With Electrostatic Paint

Steeltech electrostatic painting can return all your hard coat polished items to brand new. This includes aluminum, art sculptures, stainless steel, brass, nickel, chrome and more. These materials can quickly show their age due to the oxidization process and years of neglect. Instead of hiding your old items in the attic or throwing them away, let us restore them with our high performance coating systems.

Electrostatic paint harnesses positively charged ions that wrap securely around the negatively charged metal surface. The science behind it creates a perfectly smooth surface with minimum overspray and waste, making it ideal in the automotive industry. You don’t have to be in the auto industry to benefit.  Electrostatic paint can also be used to restore objects in your home or business. Were you planning on throwing out your old office file cabinet? Don’t waste money buying new- restore the old cabinet instead. Why put your aluminum chaise lounge set out on the street? Instead, restore it to its original condition with a healthy coat of electrostatic paint.

Five Benefits Of Electrostatic Paint

Our high performance coating systems can essentially be used like spray paint but without the overspray. Its use offers many benefits, but here are the five main benefits of using it.

  • Electrostatic paint is like a standard spray paint, but unlike many painting processes, it doesn’t have volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) that can cause headaches and make you dizzy. Additionally, it doesn’t have hazardous pollutants (HAP’s) that have numerous environmental and health risks.
  • It’s characterized as a dry painting system, as it typically dries within 12-24 hours depending on the surface. However, most items are dry to the touch in just two hours, reducing downtime and allowing you to quickly put your equipment to use.
  • There is practically no waste involved. The spray gun on electrostatic paint charges the particles so they attract to the metal surface like a magnet to metal. As a result, the paint sprays directly onto the surface, with less than five percent of spray ending up elsewhere. This is what engineers dubbed “high transfer efficiency.”
  • Unlike standard paint, it sticks well to metal surfaces and strengthens the material, making it impervious to oxidation and rust. Not only can you keep your old aluminum, steel, brass, etc. equipment, but you’re also restoring it to a new condition and strengthening its surface. Even if your equipment is exposed to harsh conditions, like bad weather, it can last several more years.
  • It can save you money by restoring a costly item that you were about to throw away. The right paint (and refinisher) can extend the life of your neglected, worn equipment and may even strengthen it so you don’t have to throw it away for years to come.

Why Choose A Professional

You may be able to buy high performance coating systems and attempt the paint job on your own, but even if the paint is more durable than standard paint, it will lack the quality of professional products. We use paint of the highest quality and thickness, as this increases durability. Furthermore, our years of experience makes a big difference in the final result.

At Steeltech, our company is family-owned and operated with a team of skilled refinishers. They are licensed and insured with years of industry experience, handling a variety of different projects for architects, CEOs, building supervisors, facility manages and designers. Their work includes electrostatic painting, metal polishing, buffing, and refinishing so you don’t have to replace your:

  • Storefronts
  • Railings
  • Office furniture
  • Metal fencing
  • Staircases
  • Elevator doors and frames
  • Fall cabinets
  • Metal lockers
  • Much more!

Nothing compares to a high-quality product coupled with unsurpassed skills. So, while you may think you can handle the paint job yourself, it’s strongly advised that you leave it to the professionals to achieve the best value.

Contact Steeltech Electropainting

Now that you see the benefits of high performance coating systems, let the team at Steeltech take care of your worn hard coat polished items. We provide on location electrostatic painting (ESP) services conducted by experienced and professional technicians who have the skills to follow all the necessary safety precautions and surface preparation. Contact us to schedule an appointment. Call 800-638-4413.

Benefits of Using High-Performance Coating Systems On Metal Surfaces

When you need a more durable, higher quality paint, consider an upgrade to high-performance coating systems. High-performance paint is better at standing up to wear and tear than conventional coating. 

Aside from the ability to withstand harsher conditions, it can also be applied to tough materials, such as aluminum and steel, and can be applied to surfaces like copper and brass. 

At Steeltech Electropainting, we can say from experience that electrostatic spray painting is the preferred option. Few people know what it does or how to operate it, which is why you should leave paint jobs to the professionals. 

Whether you do the job on your own or have it professionally done, the result is earth-shattering.

Its efficacy is driven by the science of opposites attracting one another, the paint is negatively charged, while the metal surface is positive. This creates a resilient bond for a long-lasting finish. 

You may be tempted to try it with other materials, but it won’t work as well. 

For example, electrostatic paint doesn’t work on wood. It’s ideal for painting automobiles and all metal objects. Without further ado, let’s check out its many advantages.

Dries Quickly

When you want the job done quickly, this is one of the fastest high-performance coating systems. After completing your paint job, it dries in as fast as two hours. 

Think about the convenience of taking your car in for a paint job with a two-hour turnaround. Or if you’re in a business environment, and you need to quickly polish the elevator doors, staircase, or restroom partitions, just contact Steeltech Electropainting and we’ll be in and out before you know it.  

High-Quality Results

There is truly no other option for painting metal. 

The magnetic bond between the positive and negative particles creates a smooth finish you can’t find with other coatings. It creates a nonporous finish, making all surfaces immune to bacteria and mold, even in harsh conditions. 

This is an important feature for everyone, especially business owners who rely on hygienic applications to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their customers.  

Cost-Efficient

You may think high-performance coating systems are expensive when compared to standard paints. But not only does it get the job done, but it will also reduce the necessary maintenance by seeping deeper into the surface’s molecules. 

There is little maintenance involved when using electrostatic paint, and no need for a primer before the first coat, yet it can last up to ten years. This is largely because it prevents corrosion and other common damages. 

That means it can also save you a bundle on repairs.

Less Overspray

When hiring a professional to complete a job with exterior high-performance coating systems, or whether you do it yourself, overspray is always an obstacle. 

If the spray gets on nearby buildings and cars, you end up paying for the damages. Even with insurance, the deductible can be hundreds of dollars. 

Fortunately, electrostatic systems can transfer 98 percent of the paint to the object being painted, significantly reducing overspray.

Hire a Professional for Increased Longevity

Again, few people have ever heard of electrostatic painting and even fewer know how to effectively operate it. To ensure the longevity of your metal surfaces, it’s strongly advised that you have them treated by a professional. 

The quality of the paint will strengthen the object, no matter what, but when applied with an expert hand, it has a better chance of withstanding high customer traffic, the elements, and other harsh conditions (i.e., moist, humid locker rooms).

When you want the absolute best, not only should you use the best product, but it should be operated by the best professionals. We have been in operation for over ten years, and in that time we’ve garnered the trust of thousands of Florida’s most successful architects, facility managers, CEOs, office managers, building supervisors, and designers. 

They all rely on the quality and performance of the Steeltech Electropainting crew.

Contact Us

You know the advantages of using Electrostatic, one of the best high-performance coating systems to use. When you need a skilled refinisher to complete any job, contact our team

We are a licensed and insured family-owned and operated business that does painting, polishing, buffing, and refinishing at competitive prices. 

You can visit our facility or we can come to your site. Call 800-638-4413 to learn more about our services.

Electrostatic Painting is the Right Solution for a Long-Lasting Finish!

Electrostatic painting was created to be the perfect solution for painting metal surfaces. It lasts 10 times longer than other metal finishes, making it a more cost-effective solution for your business or home. This process is both an efficient and clean method of applying a flawless coating to any metal surface. It’s not only durable but strong as well. 

Our electrostatic painting system is portable, meaning we can come directly to you. 

The method of painting also makes it so that you can continue conducting business while we work. Our experienced and trained technicians will work on-site quickly and cleanly. The process, which we will explain later, ensures there is no over-spray. 

Metal surfaces are hard to paint, chipping and flaking are a common problem. Brushes and rollers are not meant for this substrate and most spray systems simply don’t work. 

Electrostatic painting offers the smoothest, most durable painted finish available on the market today.

SteelTech Electroplating has two locations, offering our services to all of South Florida. We have been operating since 1974 and have perfected the craft of creating the ultimate finish for any metal surface. Our finishes are ideal for:

 

 

    • Medical & Pharmaceutical Equipment

 

 

    • Residential & Condo Associations
    • Machinery & Mechanical Equipment

 

 

  • Machinery & Mechanical Equipment

Instead of replacing furniture and office equipment because they are starting to look old, let our technicians bring them back to life. 

You will be nothing but satisfied when you see everything look new again, and you’ll save a few extra dollars.

 

What is the electrostatic painting process?

The metal surface is first washed and sanded then a negative electrical charge is applied to the substrate. The spray gun applies a positive charge to the finish as it is sprayed out. A magnetic field is created, causing the finish to attach to the metal and envelope it with a smooth finish.

The paint literally wraps itself around the surface being painted due to the magnetic field that is created. 

A traditional sprayer paints what you point it at, where electrostatic paint is propelled towards the magnetically charged substrate. 

This creates an even coat around the entire surface at the same time. A light tack coat is followed by a full wet spray.

The finish touches only the negatively charged material. This means that there is no overspray, no fog, no mist. Your work area is clean at all times making this process perfect for on-site applications.

A great benefit of our on-site solution is that the coating will completely cure overnight. We offer flexible work times to fit your business needs. We are available after hours and on weekends to help minimize disruption and eliminate downtime.

 

The benefits of electrostatic painting are extensive.

The process creates a hard and smooth enamel finish. It is also non-porous, making it hygienic as well as impervious to cleaning chemicals. The surface will last up to 10 times as long as traditional painting methods, making it very economical in the long run.

Electrostatic painting is one of the most cost-effective, clean, and efficient methods of painting any metal substrate. It is also the only method available to refinish on-site metal architecture and will bring your equipment back to a new product finish. 

Our coatings are also available in every standard color as well as custom-blended solutions to fit your brand requirements.

Some of the most common items we create new finishes for are:

    • Storefronts
    • Railings & Staircases
    • Canopy Framing

 

 

  • File Cabinets & Metal Desks
  • Gym Lockers
  • Interior & Exterior Metal Doors
  • Elevator Doors & Frames
  • Metal Fencing
  • Window Wall Systems

 

Everything we do is backed by a written warranty against cracking, delamination, and peeling.

SteelTech Electropainting provides the best alternative to replacing your furniture and equipment.

Our cost-effective solution will make your assets and properties valuable again. The electrostatic paints increase the durability and aesthetics of any surface you allow us to treat. 

We take great pride in using the best materials and processes available in the market.

Contact Steeltech Today!

We are a family-owned and operated South Florida business providing top-tiered finishing solutions for over 40 years. Our team of skilled refinishers will provide on-site flawless service, both quickly, and efficiently. We are licensed, insured, and offer unrivaled warranties. We offer on-site electrostatic painting, Metal polishing, buffing, and restoration services.

Click here to contact SteelTech Electropainting or call us at (800) 638-4413.

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Electrostatic Painting and If It Is Right For You

Technology is changing everything about how various jobs are performed and it gives you a professional, lasting look when painting. Electrostatic painting is taking advantage of these advancements to change it as we know it. The process uses equipment that works with atomized particles in the paint for a stronger and lasting finish. It creates an attraction that forces the paint molecules to absorb better on the surface. These techniques are effective for exterior and interior surfaces and works on fences, rails, awnings, trailers, and tanks. 

 

The Benefits of Electrostatic Painting

Electro painting offers benefits that make the paint job easier, and it improves the effectiveness of the work. Studies show that using these solutions increases efficiency by 70% and reduces the waste from over panting and spills by 65%. Think about it, we all have times where we are panting something and want to do a good job. The problem is that we become too involved and over-paint or under-paint. 

 

In the process, there will be spillage from moving the paint from the can to the gun or brush. These practices waste paint, and we don’t do as good of a job as the electro methods. 

 

Electro solutions use a special paint designed to penetrate deeper into the surface and stick better to it. There is no need to use primers such as what happens in traditional painting solutions. Instead, a single coat creates a smoother and more even finish that lasts ten times longer than other options. During the application process, it is efficient, and there is less exposure to the elements or other contaminants. The result is better coverage, decreased amounts of waste, and you have a professional-looking finish that lasts. 

 

For example, suppose you are painting a fence that requires constant maintenance from exposure to the sun, wind, and rain. Typically, you will need to scrape, prime, and repaint the surface every two to four years. 

 

Otherwise, the elements will slowly destroy the quality of the wood, and it will need replacement. Sometimes, you can extend the protection levels by using a sealer, but this only lasts for maybe a year or two. Electrostatic painting reduces the number of times you need to do maintenance on the fence by going deeper into the surface’s molecules. It lasts an average of ten years without any further maintenance and doesn’t need a primer before the first coat. One coat leads to measurable results that improve the quality, look, and feel of the job. 

 

The Drawbacks

The drawbacks of electrostatic painting are the toxic fumes, and the costs are higher versus traditional solutions. During panting, the fumes have higher levels of toxicity, and you must wear protective equipment. It means that you need to be careful about the dangers during the application process and prepare for them appropriately. The paint and material costs are two times higher, and there is more preparation for the job. It increases what you are spending and takes more time to get ready before you start. Once you begin is when the real benefits can be seen in the quality, durability, and finish. 

 

Is it Right for You?

You have the option of saving money, spending significant amounts of time, and resources using traditional solutions. The problem is that the savings are only short-term and the continuing maintenance adds up. Electrostatic painting involves more setup, preparation, and safety precautions before, during, and after the job. Once it is finished, the quality is better, and you will not have to worry about continuous maintenance. These are factors you need to consider when determining if the electro alternative is suitable for you. 

 

Contact Us Today

Electrostatic painting has unique benefits that lead to better long-term results on the job you can’t find anywhere else. Call Steeltech Electropainting at 305-821-1988 and see how they can help you to find the best solutions for your project. Their years of experience, technical expertise, and knowledge make them the best in South Florida. 

Here’s How a High Performance Coasting System Can Benefit You

Many people do not realize that a high performance coating system, such as electropainting, is responsible for painting various surfaces. Chances are that you have seen a building or objected that got painted with this technique. Not only is it efficient, but it gives a high-quality finish. There are many reasons why businesses and individuals alike can benefit from this method of painting. To learn more about electrostatic painting and how Steeltech Electropainting can help you, see below.

Customization

 

Electrostatic painting gives clients plenty of customization with color. You can choose any color you want and any shade. Some people think the only way to get the perfect color of paint is to go the traditional route. However, mixing paints isn’t the only way. When our team uses a high performance coating system, such as electrostatic painting, you can get your perfect color. But that’s not all. You can also have the surface you wanted painted to have multiple colors. The spray method of electrostatic painting may seem as if it would keep you exclusive to one color. However, that’s not the case. Our team of experts is detail-oriented and can mix and match any colors you desire.

Saves Money

 

Many businesses or people will see an item chipping or starting to fade. And of course, after time, some people opt to get rid of or donate these fading objects. However, other options can save money while restoring the faded item. Some examples of the objects people replace instead of restoring are office furniture, canopy framing, metal fencing, staircases, storefronts, pharmaceutical equipment, desks, elevators, metal lockers, and more. While some of these items are more expensive than others, any money saved is a perk. Whether you can restore a desk or an elevator, it’s easier to have an electrostatic painter restore it rather than buying a new one. Needing to repaint something isn’t always a reason worth throwing something out. And the chances that our team can fix something is high. But to get more insight, we recommend reaching out.

No Down Time

 

Painting is usually a process. It starts with finding the right color, multiple layers of paint, then waiting for everything to dry. With a process this tedious, it’s no wonder people rush to throw out things when the paint chips. However, electrostatic painting, a high performance coating system, changes the game. With this type of painting method, you don’t have to worry about a lengthy process. The paint used dries quickly, keeping you operating. You can also use the object that got painted in no time. There is very limited downtime with this type of painting. You do not need to worry about shutting down for the day or being unable to maneuver or get work done.

 

Durability

 

If there’s one thing paint should be, it’s durable. If you are going through the effort to get something painted, you want it to last for the long term. Most painting methods are prone to chipping and general wear and tear. However, electrostatic painting is durable. With this kind of paint job, you do not need to worry much about wear and tear. And in the state of Florida, you can expect the most general painting to result in wear and tear. However, electrostatic paint does not break down the same way other paint does. The Florida weather and rainy season will not wipe it away or cause it to fade. By the time our team gets done, you can rest assured that your items and objects will remain painted and restored for the long run.

Contact Us Today!

 

Are any of your items or objects in need of a little painting touch-up? If so, electrostatic painting, a high performance coating system, is the way to go. Not only is this method affordable, saving you money on buying new objects, but it’s durable, saving you money in the long-term. You can also expect no downtime, making the process quick. You can have peace of mind that your day-to-day activities will not skip a beat. To learn more about our painting services, click here or give our team a call today at (305) 821-1988. Our team is looking forward to helping you out!

The Uses of High Performance Coating Systems

 

One of the biggest problems we all have when priming or finishing a surface is the painting and material don’t last. These are frequent problems most people just assume they have to get used to and perform routine maintenance to address them. Advancements in technology are changing this approach using what is known as high performance coating systems. These are paints and coatings that withstand the extreme pressure of the sun, wind, rain, and snow. It is standard in bridges, schools, playgrounds, buses, subways systems, warehouses, manufacturing plants, and healthcare facilities. They blend the protection and colors to match the environment in a way that ensures you don’t worry about it coming off. There are numerous uses it provides to ensure your surface is protected for many years to come. 

 

  • Paint

 

 

Places where there are high amounts of traffic and people are ideal for high performance coating systems. They are perfect in facilities such as schools, hospitals, and restaurants by reducing the coats of paint. It can be washed repeatedly and does not peal or tear apart over a period of time. For commercial projects, these types of finishes are ideal and offer a level of protection you cannot find elsewhere. It is superior and perfect for them to ensure you only have to do the job once using a single coat. 

 

For example, in storage buildings, the walls are made up of concrete, masonry, and drywall. The high intensity of usage is a big problem and in most cases, requires continually repainting over a period of years. These solutions require less work by applying the paint in one coat and it can be washed with a hose and high pressure sprayer. There is no need to worry about it coming off and these techniques offer levels of protection that lasts for many years. 

 

  • Primer

 

 

In most cases, painting any type of surface requires using a primer to absorb into it and offer that added levels of protection against the elements. High performance coating systems uses a pressurized primer that is stronger than those in the marketplace to give that additional protection. Normally, it is applied as the first coat on surfaces such as drywall, concrete, and masonry. Then, a single coat of paint is sprayed on to give that professional look and feel with the durability you require. 

 

 

  • Minimizing Inventory

 

 

One of the biggest problems many contractors face is they must keep an inventory of various paints and primers. Most jobs require more than one coat and they don’t how much they will need until working on it. High-performance coatings use a multi-surface acrylic that is durable and flexible for different exterior and interior surfaces. It provides stain resistance on a variety of surfaces and is extremely flexible when a contractor is working on the job. The coatings are quick-drying and are ideal for hotels, manufacturing facilities, warehouses, healthcare facilities, and schools. Contractors can buy just a small amount and it goes a long way in many different projects to offer the protection and quality they demand. 

 

 

  • Sealant

 

 

Any kind of finish requires having long-lasting protection that seals and prevents the elements from taking control. High-performance coatings contain epoxy that resists corrosion and protects the original material of the wood, metal, concrete, or drywall. These applications are useful in offering that additional sealant with one coat. In many cases, using traditional techniques, a primer, paint, and a sealant are applied in several coats to provide less protection for the surface. Then, it has to be repainted and sealed within a few years after finishing the job. High-performance coatings require one application to offer years of protection from the sun, wind, rain, and snow. 

High performance coating systems are the most effective solutions for finishing any project and give you extra protection levels. There are numerous uses for it, including paint, primer, sealant, and you maintain lower inventories. The result is it offers benefits you can’t find with traditional solutions in the marketplace. To learn more about it, check out our website or give our team a call today at (305) 821-1988.

What is Electrostatic Painting and How Does It Work?

Have you ever wondered how metal surfaces get painted? It’s not something that crosses many of our minds. But, when we stop and think about it, the whole thing can be mind-boggling. The answer to this question is electrostatic painting machinery. Electrostatic painting is unheard of by many, but this method of painting is utilized in various circumstances. From painting doors to metal fences, electrostatic painting is standard practice. You probably even have one item in your home that got painted with an electrostatic painter. For all of your electrostatic painting needs, Steeltech Electropainting, Inc., is here to help. But if you still need more information on what it is, how it works, and when to use it, we got you covered. Keep reading below to learn more!

 

What is Electrostatic Painting?

 

Electrostatic painting is a method of painting unique surfaces with a spray gun. The best way to give you a visual is by picturing a spray paint can in the form of a spray gun. The paint gets sprayed out onto the object. Now, you may be wondering why this method of painting is not used on everything. It sounds pretty efficient, right? Well, this method is usually secured for metal objects as the paint is attracted to that material. It all comes down to the particles in the paint. The particles bond well with metal and stick to the surface because of this attraction. You may wonder why you have never heard of ESP before, too. Although, this method of painting has been used for almost a century now. The first spray gun even came about in 1938. However, today’s devices are more modern and have updates to them.

 

How Does ESP Work?

 

Now, we know the paint is attracted to metal because of the particles. But, there’s more to it than that. When we show up at the location you choose, we follow a specific process to ensure a clean and well-done paint job. First things first, we clean the item or surface you want us to paint. We have to do this to remove any dirt that could mess up the overall finish. We also have to do this so the paint is attracted to the object. Dirt and grease can get in the way of that. After the cleaning, we sand the object or surface. We add the sand because it helps provide some sort of boundary. Next, we mask off the surrounding area. Then the magic happens. The metal gets ground up into smaller pieces and placed. Then we get to painting. The painting process is lengthy and may require a few different coats with the electrostatic painting machinery. We want to make sure the item or surface you wanted to get painted comes out okay. So if it takes a few coats, we do them all until the results are flawless. Usually, the coats will dry fairly quickly, making the wait time minimal. However, how many paint coats we apply all depends. Sometimes we will also do multiple coats if you wanted a blend of colors or some kind of pattern on the surface. Basically, we cater the process to your wants and needs.

 

What Surfaces Can We Cover?

 

One question we get time and time again is what kind of surfaces we can cover. And this question has many answers to it. With the electrostatic painting machinery, we can cover almost every surface that will attract the paint particles. As mentioned above, mainly metal surfaces such as doors, fences, and metal appliances. However, if you are not sure if the surface can get painted with electrostatic painting machinery, the best thing you can do is reach out. When you give us a call, we can answer all of your questions. If the item can get painted with our machinery, we can go ahead and set up an appointment.

 

Reach Out To Us Today!

To learn more about the services we have with our electrostatic painting machinery, check out our website Steeltech Electropainting. Whatever coating, painting, and polishing job you need help with, we got you covered. We do it all! To learn more about how we can help you, reach out to our team today at 1-800-638-4413 or check out our website. Our team is looking forward to assisting you!

Why Partner with Steeltech Electropainting to Update Your Metal Surfaces?

Let’s cut to the chase: Painting metal surfaces can be a huge pain. And it is even more difficult to get satisfactory results if it is exposed to the elements outdoors. Rollers and brushes are only an option if you *want* visible streaks, while latex and oil-based products are bound to bubble and peel when applied to intricate surfaces.

It is for these reasons and more that Steeltech Electropainting in Hialeah offers electrostatic painting, a smooth, durable finish on almost any metal surface, guaranteed to provide superior results. What is electrostatic painting? Very happy you asked!

Consider how a magnet sticks to the side of a refrigerator. This is a demonstration of positive and negative molecules being attracted. The metal in the refrigerator holds the negative molecules while the magnet is positively charged. This creates a pull between the two surfaces, as the molecules literally reach toward one another to connect. This is exactly how electrostatic painting works.

Electrostatic painting positively charges the paint molecules as they leave the spray nozzle. The paint is part of an electric field that directs it towards the negatively charged metal surface. This attraction between positive and negative molecules is 75x stronger than gravity…so strong that the paint sprayed slightly away from the metal surface will actually change direction to connect with the metal.

You see, the paint particles are attracted to the highest charge, which means droplets will be distributed evenly across every part of the surface without paint. This electrostatic process of painting differs from standard spray painting because of this magnetic attraction between the paint and the metal surface. Paint from a conventional sprayer generally goes where the gun is pointed, but there is a tremendous amount of overspray and it is difficult to maintain an even coating. Steeltech Electropainting ensures that the paint is attracted to the metal with magnetism, reducing overspray and uneven coatings…which is a game-changer.

The benefits of electrostatic painting apply to a variety of metal surfaces, including those used in retail facilities, medical equipment, machinery, industrial exteriors, and much more. What sort of benefits? Consider:

  • Electrostatic painting creates a smooth and protective coating that rivals Powder Coatings, but the electrostatic process is portable (powder coatings must be performed in a factory) and can be applied to refurbish existing metal hardware or appliances.
  • Electrostatic painting reduces paint loss with a 98% transfer rate. Typical paint sprayers top out at about 40% efficiency, with more overspray and paint drying in the air before it even hits the surface.
  • Electrostatic painting is not cheaper than other forms of painting, but it does add more value. As a result of its efficiency, most items only need one coat of paint. There’s also the added value of extending the life of metal fixtures with a quick coat of paint to look new and stay protected from rust and deterioration.
  • Most electrostatic painting projects are completed in a matter of hours directly at your home or business, and the drying time is nominal.
  • The color options are limitless, including customized paint colors to match existing surfaces.

Bottom line: Electrostatic painting is not only attracted to metal; it doesn’t clump or drip like conventional paint. The paint molecules being positively charged means they repel one another also, creating a fine mist that coats evenly for a sleek, non-porous surface that is easy to clean and hygienic. It resists stains and spills, and most cleaners can safely be used without damaging the coating.

If you have metal surfaces that need a new color specifically or a new look in general, or even if they are just beginning to rust or deteriorate, give the team at Steeltech Electropainting a call. Whether it’s office equipment, antique fixtures, outdoor storage, wrought-iron fencing, or whatever your project, electrostatic painting has a tremendous amount of advantages. However, it does require the right paint, equipment, and expertise to create the new surfaces you desire.

Contact us to learn more about our metal painting services, including interior and exterior surfaces for your home or business in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and throughout South Florida.