Industrial painting is defined as a painting within an industrial setting. For instance, the industrial painter would paint using industrial paints on power plants, packing facilities, etc.
Commonly the materials, supplies, and processes are somewhat different depending on the scope and location of the project.
Spray painting or powder-coating: The industrial painters can handle various kinds of objects in small and large volumes.
You may be really thinking, what exactly do industrial painting contractors do? Yes, you may be knowing they make use of paint but what exactly it means, let’s find out.
Industrial painting contractors use a variety of methods to coat surfaces with paint. Unlike home decorators there are many more
ways to lay down a layer of paint than just by applying it by brush or roller. In addition, the surfaces in industrial painting tend to require a lot more thorough preparation.
Preparation is mainly the key to proper long lasting paint applications. If the surfaces to be painted have not had paint applied previously, then the process is somewhat easier. If a previous coat exists, then its removal is normally required, and this itself is a skill that needs an expert touch.
Surfaces can be prepared by using ultra high pressure water jets, or water jetting as it is also known. This has both a washing and a blasting effect, which can remove dirt and dust particles as well as any other loose particles. Water jetting leaves a surface cleaner than any of the other methods of preparation. It can be used in all weathers and it has no adverse environmental effects.
Abrasive preparation is also used by industrial painting contractors. This can be dry, wet, or a combination of wet and dry. In this way rust, grit, dust and chemicals can easily be removed to leave a virgin surface ready for the paint application. When proper care and attention is taken over the preparation process, the painting process is made simpler with a greater likelihood of a successful outcome.
In industrial painting, applying the paint with a brush or roller is not the only alternative. Powder coating, for instance, is a process where particles of dry paint have an electrostatic charge applied prior being positioned on a grounded surface. The particles are held on the surface by electrostatic attraction. Heat is then applied, which allows the powder coating to flow together and be cured in place.
For powder coating to work it is of course necessary for the surface being treated to be electrically conductive. Initially this meant only metal surfaces. However, recently advanced technologies have meant that other surfaces, including such unlikely ones as plastic and wood, can now also be treated in this way.
Coil coating, also commonly known as roll coating, is a high speed method of applying a paint coating to a metal surface. It is a continuous process, which is why it is a fast method. It is also the most economical and energy-efficient method of getting paint on to a metal surface, as well as being extremely suitable to the environment.
Spray coating is a more typical way to apply paints on to a surface, and as such it is widely used by industrial painting contractors. This method can also deliver resins and sealants effectively under pressure. The inherent unorderliness associated with this kind of delivery through over-spray can be greatly minimized by applying an electrostatic charge to the spray.
Industrial painting contractors have to keep on top of all the latest developments. They require to be adjustable and flexible, being able to provide a wide range of preparation processes, as well as a wide range of coating techniques and methods.