Electrostatic painting is a great way to update many types of furniture in your office – especially filing cabinets. Electrostatic painting at Letourneau Keller uses positively-charged paint particles from a specialized paint gun to coat metal surfaces evenly and with very little overspray or waste.
It works using positively charged ions attached to atomized particles. These particles gravitate to grounded, negatively charged metal. Much like a balloon with static electricity, the charge “sticks” the tinted particles (the paint) to the object and disperses it evenly.
Beyond that, it’s much like standard spray painting without the mess. It’s done on-site at our Houston, Texas showroom with a wet tint that requires 12 to 24 hours to cure but is often dry to the touch in only a couple hours.
Just about any color you can buy in a standard version is available in electrostatic paint. The pros at Letourneau Keller can color match to just about any existing palate.
Powder coating is technically a type of electrostatic painting. Both electrostatic paint and powder coating use coating processes that use an electrical charge for even distribution along a grounded surface. They make excellent finishes for curved and odd-shaped metal objects. But, that is where the similarities end.
Powder coating uses a dry powder and requires baking in an oven at 400 degrees or higher. During this hot curing process, the powder melts slightly to provide a smooth, thick, hard finish.
Electrostatic Painting uses a wet applied covering on-site for a smooth, even finish that is thinner and color-matched.
The professionals at Letourneau Keller would love to help bring life back into your metal office furniture and filing cabinets. Just contact us by clicking the button below and tell us what you have. We will send a professional out to provide you a quote.
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