Applying paint to machinery is an underrated art. Whether you’re applying it for practical reasons or are adding an aesthetically pleasing colour, painting your machinery needs to be done properly to minimise problems further down the road.
One of the best ways to do this is by utilising the wet spray approach when painting. Although there are other methods of painting machinery and components, the benefits from wet spraying make it the superior choice. With this in mind, we decided to have a look at some of the main advantages of using wet spray paint for your next product finish.
Ideal for items that cannot be heated
One of the greatest benefits wet spray painting has over other methods, such as powder paint, is that it can finish products that cannot be heated.
Whilst other processes require the paint to be heated in order for it to set, wet spraying can be air-dried or baked for the final finish to set. This is especially useful for products and components that could be damaged by excess heat exposure.
Extensive range of colours
Wet spray painting is arguably the most versatile finishing method when it comes to colour. As the mixing process is much easier and infinitely more precise with wet painting, it is possible to achieve nearly any colour you desire for your finish – this is the same for both metallic and non-metallic colour finishes.
In comparison to other methods, wet painting is by far the cheapest option on the market, especially for smaller jobs.
The price is also partially down to the speed and efficiency of the process as the spray mechanisms can cover large areas in a matter of hours and, with the added benefit of air drying, the process is significantly quicker.
When working with powder paint, objects need to be hung in order for the finish to be completed; this can cause problems for awkwardly shaped or heavier items. Wet painting, however, resolves this issue, making it substantially easier for more difficult objects to get a full coating of paint.
A high-quality finish
Of course, it’s all about the final product when painting and wet spraying does not disappoint. The spray allows for a consistent gloss and texture across the whole product if done correctly and, for items that require extra thin layers of paint, wet spraying can provide this.
HP Hydraulics – experts in wet spray painting
A quality paint finish can make a real difference to the look of your machinery and can be essential for safety or practical purposes. With this in mind, it’s essential that the job is performed correctly.
Aside from our industry-leading hydraulics services, HP Hydraulics can also offer comprehensive wet spray finishes, ensuring whatever needs painting is both durable and aesthetically consistent with your needs. To learn more about our extensive services, get in touch with a member of our team on 01329 828 877 or explore our website.