In spite of the newer technologies, producers are often presented with situations calling for wet coatings. And in these instances, there are numerous liquid paint advantages to consider.
- More Choices Liquid coatings offer far more shades of color and customization choices than electrical options. Specialty coats such as Teflon and glow-in-the-dark are liquid paint advantages not possible with other technologies. Wet paints include polyurethanes, acrylics, polyesters, silicone polyesters, and many others. This broad variety of choices is especially helpful for applications in specialty markets.
- Thinner Coats Wet paints typically produce a thinner coat, thus requiring less paint for the actual coating. Thus, liquid paint is efficient, too, as this translates into less overall material for the coating process.
- Easier Masking Many products require special masking in addition to the basic coating. Masking is difficult and costly to accomplish in powder or electro-deposition due to high-temperature cure cycles. Traditional liquid painting does not typically require a high-temperature cure to set the coating.
- Smoother Surface Powder coatings are prone to creating an “orange peel” texture. However, wet paint typically dries much smoother for a shinier and less textured appearance.
- Easy on-site color change. Color change is not practical with e-coat and, while less difficult to execute with powder coatings, that color change process can be cumbersome, as well.