Electrostatic painting is an advanced industrial and commercial painting technique based on the principle that opposites attract. The attraction is so strong that the paint is drawn to the object to completely coat the surface. It's a great method to reach places that are hard to get to with conventional spraying, brushing, or rolling.
Electrostatic painting is more like plating than painting, as it results in a smooth, hard, durable finish. It can help you meet ISO 9001, Lean Manufacturing, and 6S (Six Sigma) standards.
How does electrostatic painting work?
The process uses an electrostatic spray gun that atomizes and electrically charges the particles of paint, causing them to repel each other and spread out more evenly as they exit the spray nozzle. The metal object or surface that is being painted is grounded and given an opposite electrical charge so that the paint particles are attracted to it like a magnet.
Benefits of electrostatic painting
- Very smooth finish thanks to even paint distribution.
- Exceptional durability that resists dirt, oil, and bacteria.
- Minimal downtime due to faster clean-up and drying.
- Minimal waste as there is less overspray.
- Restores and revitalizes metal parts and surfaces.
- Thorough coating, even hard-to-reach areas.
- Protection from rust and other corrosion.
Electrostatic painting delivers spectacular results when performed by a painting contractor that is knowledgeable and thorough in every stage of the process. Painters USA is one of those contractors, properly cleaning and prepping every surface that will be painted and skillfully using electrostatic spraying equipment and coatings.
Electrostatic painting is available for a host of industrial and commercial painting applications, and can be performed with a variety of enamels, epoxies, and urethanes.
Before and After Electrostaic Painting Projects
ROI of coating protection and performance
Today, coating manufacturers like Sherwin Williams, PPG, Benjamin Moore, PIP, and Carboline offer a wide range of high-performance commercial and industrial paints and coatings. These products target specific surfaces and operational demands with problem-solving and added-value functionality. They can be more expensive, but they deliver longer life and reduced maintenance. Painters USA has product knowledge and an ethical, transparent approach to match the best coating options to your needs.
Good applications for electrostatic painting
Most any metal object or surface in a commercial / industrial facility is a good candidate for electrostatic painting. Typical applications include:
- File cabinets and office furniture.
- Storage shelves and racks.
- Metal walls, fences, and railings.
- Window frames, doors, and door frames.
- Cylindrical surfaces like poles, tubing, and ductwork.
- Lockers and toilet stalls in restrooms and locker rooms
- Machinery and equipment components.
Electrostatic painting cost difference
Electrostatic painting may cost more due to the specialized equipment and setup required. However, you will spend less on material costs and the results are superior, with long-lasting performance that extends the life of the coating and the objects or surfaces being covered. Downtime is also minimized because of faster cleanup and drying.
We are happy to discuss the pros and cons of electrostatic painting versus traditional painting based on your needs and circumstances, and we can offer estimates that allow you to compare options.