What is Electrostatic Painting?
Electrostatic Painting is a process of using a magnetic field to apply paint to metals and various types of plastics. It is based on the principle that “opposites attract”. By giving the object to be painted a negative charge and the paint a positive charge, the attraction is created and the result is a durable, smooth, hard paint finish that is plated on.
In electrostatic painting, the item to be painted receives a negative charge from a negatively charged electrode that looks similar to a battery cable. The paint has a positive charge, and it is sprayed on using a revolving nozzle. The positive and negative charges attract the paint like a magnet, to the metal surface. The paint seeks grounded objects and “wraps” around the object being painted.
There are many benefits and advantages to electrostatic painting. The finish is plated on due to the electromagnetic field. It provides a smooth, hard enamel finish.
The thickness of the paint is easy to control. It is cost effective because it saves both paint and time. It is very clean because there is no overspray or spattering and the application is uniform. The surface of the painted object is hygienic because it is non-porous and it is impervious to chemicals used for cleaning.
Electrostatic painting is a very efficient, cost-effective and clean method of painting.It can be used on conductive surfaces and provides a smooth finish. It produces a strong and durable coating that will endure for years to come. This process has been used in factories for many years. But with the design and development of mobile painting units, coatings can now be electrostatically applied in almost any location.Painting professionals can help you take advantage of this method of painting for your home and yard.
It can be used on the following:
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