Liquid coatings are the highest volume finish type for OEMs and product finishers. Industrial paint application methods include methods like spray painting, dip coating and flow coating.

Pretreatment for Painting

Better adhesion, enhanced corrosion and blister resistance, and reduced coating-part interactions make pretreatment a must.

Liquid Coating: Essential Reading

Improving Transfer Efficiencies in Coating Operations

There are many methods for addressing electrostatic grounding in metal painting processes, and Tim Ulshafer from Mueller Electric says the best method for your process is a simple and worthwhile exercise.

Zinc Phosphate: Questions and Answers

Our experts share specific questions about zinc phosphate and pretreatment

Reducing Downtime Due to Clogging

Jacob Fortmeyer of Carlisle Fluid Technologies discusses ways to avoid clogging and seizing of liquid coating systems.

Preventative Maintenance for Paint Line Conveyors

Dave Hesse, field installation superintendent, Global Finishing Solutions, offers suggestions for inspecting and maintaining your industrial conveyor system.

Can a Flawless Liquid Coating Finish be Achieved?

What are the best practices to achieve a flawless liquid coating finish? J.B. Haydell from Accudraft shares the details on avoiding dust, debris and other contaminants while spraying.


FAQ: Liquid Coating

What is liquid coating?

There are four basic ingredient classes found in all liquid coatings: binders, pigments, carriers and additives. In combination, these components create a liquid technology that dries to a film, providing protection and aesthetics. Each of these four components is integral to the coating composition.

What liquid coating is best for my operation?

An understanding of the composition and curing process of coatings provides insight for making a coating selection, helping finishers match the product to their performance, regulation and application requirements. The first decision in coating selection is often about the general type of technology preferred: solvent-borne, high-solids and waterborne.

What is the best way to adjust viscosity in my paint? 

Most coaters don’t think about the fact that adding solvent to reduce the viscosity of their coating is fundamentally changing the formulation of their paint.

Instead, we might try:

  • Create a staging area to get the paint to the right temperature before we bring it to the line
  • Develop summer/winter blends
  • Install paint heaters

How can I minimize leakage during coating? 

Here are some recommendations for avoiding plug loss, leakage and rework.

  1. Use the correct plug size
  2. Use the correct plug type
  3. Pay attention to the plug’s lifespan
  4. Use custom solutions


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