Painting items or products is a much different process in industrial settings. Special paint finishing equipment is required in order for facilities to work with large batches of products while still guaranteeing consistency and quality.
Typically, the process starts with cleaning the products. After that, depending on the technique being used, the products are either left to settle to dry, or chemicals have to be applied as a pretreatment.
Moreover, painting should be done in two major phases – priming and finishing. If you are an expert, you are well aware that a primer evens out all surfaces. Not investing on a primer is a major risk and can be a deal-breaker for many. It is the backbone of the whole process. Not only does it cover blemishes, it also strengthens the next layer of paint and the finishing touches.
Paint finishing equipment will be your partner for the other major phase. There are three types of paint finishes that you can choose from. It often depends on the specific product that is being manufactured.
Paint Finish Types
A finish can either be glossy or flat, also known as matte. They both serve functional purposes for different products. For instance, a lot of electronic equipment is given a matte finish not only to complement the aesthetics of the product, but also because matte finishes are easier to manage and damages to the finish will not be as noticeable.
Glossy finishes have their own advantages too. When it comes to cleaning, there won’t be much complications because it is low maintenance. However, gloss is not suitable for pieces that are always exposed to scratching and bumping as they can easily reflect blemishes and scratches. The matte finish gives off a saturated look. It also covers imperfections very well but it isn’t as durable as gloss since it tends to fade over time.
If you want a more neutral approach to a paint finish, you can choose the low-luster effect. It is minimally glossy at the right angle but appears matte when viewed up close. Generally, it is the ideal mixture of both tone and strength. Its downside is the same as that of the glossy finish: imperfections can easily be noticed.
Whatever products you are working with, you will need good paint finished equipment. Reach out to Eastman Manufacturing today to get the best custom-manufactured equipment!