If you’re starting a new industrial project you may be thinking, how should I go about painting this? There are many different methods out there, but here are five to get you started.
Air spraying is fantastic for industrial paint jobs. An air sprayer uses air to atomise the paint into a mist or fine spray. You can adapt or choose an air sprayer that offers you different levels of pressure or pattern and so on. This kind method leaves you with a professional smooth finish on any surface. We suggest you try Teamac Rapidry QD Enamel with a suitable air sprayer, as it’s specially designed for easy spray application.
If you plan on painting a flat surface such as a floor or wall, a roller can come in handy. Using a roller to apply paint allows you transfer paint efficiently and quickly, rollers come in various forms to produce different results. Sikafloor 263 SL for example, requires a spiked roller to be used to level the coating and remove any trapped air. This paint system is great for concrete and cement screeds.
On industrial projects, you may have certain elements that need covering entirely in paint, quickly and efficiently. If you use a dip coating method, you can dip the element into the paint directly and allow it to dry. This kind of method works best with thick paints with a strong adhesive quality.
There’s nothing wrong the classic paint brush. Sometimes it’s exactly what you need to get the job done. Paintbrushes come in such a wide variety of styles, shapes, angles and even bristles, that there’s one for every task. Small paint brushes are excellent for smaller details, if you have a good brush technique you can easily get a professional finish on any project.
An airless sprayer atomises the paint at a much higher pressure than an air sprayer. It’s great for spraying large industrial areas quickly and more efficiently than an air sprayer and can handle much thicker coatings. It helps to stop you from over spraying on large paint jobs. Be sure to wear appropriate PPE when spray applying any coatings but especially 2 pack polyurethane paint.
If you have any questions about these methods, just ask the friendly team at Rawlins Paints to help you.