We recently refinished filing cabinets for a commercial office space with electrostatic spray painting. We turned them from an old, white finish to a satin black.
Electrostatic Spray Painting vs Powder Coating
This process allows us to paint things that cannot be easily powder coated, whether it’s because there are plastic parts or if it can’t be brought to our warehouse.
How It’s Done!
Electrostatic spray painting is all about the prep work. We carefully clean, sand, and mask off all pieces. We use the same process for for filing cabinets like these ones or a window in your apartment.
When everything is ready for painting, we use a special spray gun to apply a two-part epoxy paint that dries harder than anything a roll-on paint can manage.
Find out more
Here is a link to a great article by Home Adviser about the process.
If you want to find out more, go to our Contact page or call us at 718-654-2400.
Most of our electrostatic spray painting work is on window sills and door frames. These aren’t as exciting to photograph.
This month, however, we did a restoration project on our offices. The before and after photos of staircase are much more dramatic.
Our painters start by prepping the metal pieces that are going to be sprayed. We worked on the door, the stairs, and that pole.
Unlike other painting processes, this method includes running an electrical current through the metal object.
The paint goes through a spray gun runs with an opposite charge, attracting it to the metal surface.
There is less over spray which means less cleanup, and without paint brushes, the finish is smooth.