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An Overview of Metalizing Paint

Basically, the process of administering specific metallic coating on top of a substrate is called metalizing paint or thermal spray coating; this is done to ensure that the material has added protection from physical wear or corrosion. Alloys, aluminium and zinc the metals typically used in the process. After the substrate has gone under proper surface preparation, the heated metals can be sprayed on top of it; the metals are electronically heated or heated using a flame.

Metalizing paint is the an effective protection for metals and concrete surfaces against corrosion; before you think about metalizing paint, make sure that the surface you intend it for can hold its own against the cleaners and blasts during the application. Zinc-aluminium alloy and pure aluminium are used in this method are known to be effective marine coatings. Metalizing paint is typically applied on to areas or structures like lock and dams, bridges, piers and many other onshore and offshore facilities.

Benefits or Metalizing Paint

Metalizing paint and its entire application process does not make use of solvents, hence no VOCs (volatile organic compounds) are emitted. For the past couple of years, environmental regulations regarding VOC emissions have gradually become stricter; a lot of owners and painters and looking into options for limiting and decreasing their overall VOC output. Not all that surprising that people turned more to metalizing as a result; aside from not emitting VOCs, due to lack of solvents, metalizing projects practically have no cure time. Assets that undergo metalizing can be quickly placed back in server as soon as the process is completed; for some it might not seem like all that big of a deal but for companies that lose revenue whenever there’s a downtime, it means a lot.

No matter what the condition might be, metalizing can be done; compared to paint-based coatings that require certain conditions for the process, the metals and alloys in metalizing allows it to be effectively applied regardless of the humidity or temperature. As you might have already realised, metalizing projects can be accepted and completed in all seasons cause the heat or cold won’t affect the process; the real concern will rise from the safety of the workers.

Metalizing is often compared to hot-dip galvanisation, they may be similar but metalizing offers a handful of advantages over hot-dip galvanisation. The first advantage would be that metalizing is the feasible solution for the much bigger structures because of its spray application; even deconstruction is impossible or not actually cost-effective. Substrates remain cooler under metalizing as compared with hot-dip galvanisation so there is no real risk of damage or distortion to the substrate.

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