The difference between electrostatic painting and spray painting
Like a lot of homeowners, you’ve heard about electrostatic painting but you’re not exactly sure what it is and if your home needs it. In a nutshell, 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 paint particles can easily wrap around really difficult to paint shapes.
Since electrostatic painting reduces the amount of overspray in the air, some think that this is the best way to go about exterior spray painting. Electrostatic painting isn’t necessary when it comes to exterior painting— especially with our products and technique.
- Siding, doors and windows are flat, so it isn’t necessary to use this painting technique.
- All of our exclusive products are water-based—not oil-based based— and aren’t formulated to be electrically charged during the application process.
- Our products are specifically formulated for our equipment and, therefore, have a high transfer efficiency. This means that paint ends up on the surface and not in the air.
- Our professional crews are extensively trained to use a specialized spraying technique that drastically limits the amount of overspray in the air.
- All of our products are formulated with a unique Dry-Fall technology, which causes paint particles suspended in mid-air to literally dry up, and fall to the ground.