The difference between electrostatic painting and spray applied paint
What is electrostatic painting, exactly? Electrostatic painting is an industrial painting technique that involves creating an electrostatic charge to propel paint particles toward a conductive metal surface. The major advantage of electrostatic painting is that the electrically-charged paint particles are able to wrap around even the most difficult to paint shapes.
Since electrostatic painting drastically reduces the amount of overspray in the air, some people think that this is the best way to go about exterior spray painting. Electrostatic painting isn’t necessary for exterior residential painting— especially with our products and technique. Here’s why:
- All of our proprietary paints and coatings are water-based. Unlike oil-based paint, they are not formulated to be electrically charged during the application process.
- Our products are specifically formulated for our Spray-Net equipment and therefore have a high-transfer efficiency. This means that paint ends up on the surface and not in the air.
- Our professional exterior painters are extensively trained to use a unique spraying technique that limits the amount of over spray in the air.
- All of our paints and coatings are formulated with unique dry-fall technology, which causes paint particles suspended in mid-air to literally dry up, and fall to the ground.