What is Electrostatic Painting and How Does It Work?

Electrostatic Painting Machinery

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!

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