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Electrostatic Spray Painting

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.

 

Contact Us

If you want to find out more, go to our Contact page or call us at 718-654-2400.

Electrostatic Spray Painting

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.

Contact us for more information on our electrostatic spray painting services!

Preserving a Vintage Table

This vintage table was an unusual project. Most of the time, we fix old scratches and discoloration to refurbish furniture. This project was an attempt to preserve those imperfections.

The old layer of paint was flaking off, which is not something you want with a kitchen table. We sandblasted that layer away so our client could see the bare metal.

They loved the industrial beat-up look of the surface. They decided they wanted a clear coat that protects the table while preserving the vintage look.

The matte clear top coat brought out some interesting details. The finish also makes sure the table is protected for daily use in a family home.

Contact us to find out about how we can help you with your vintage furniture!

Powder Coat Light Fixtures

We can powder coat light fixtures to match your interior designs.

These LED light channels came to us new from the manufacturer as plain aluminum. We found a powder that closely matched our clients sample, and the result is fantastic.

A small LED strip goes into these lighting fixtures, to make a recessed, soft glow. We can powder coat most store-bought fixtures to make them unique to your project.

Aluminum Lighting Fixtures Before © Gotham Custom Coatings
Aluminum Lighting Fixtures Before © Gotham Custom Coatings

Contact us to find out more about how we can help you customize your light fixtures!