The commercial painting product market has literally hundreds of applicators, paints, sprays, and types of coatings. If you are in charge of a facility, knowing a little bit about the types of products contractors use can help you make better maintenance decisions about your commercial building.
Commercial Painting Delivery Systems
Airless spray systems offer versatile and modular functioning. Airless systems can be used to apply lacquers, elastomerics, stains, and other coatings, and may be outfitted for either indoor or outdoor use. These sprayers are available in gas or electric powered models. The gas powered models are powerful, but are more suited to outdoor projects. Inside jobs are best handled with the quieter electric airless sprayer.
High Volume Low Pressure (HVLP)
HVLP systems use a large volume of air reduced to a very low air pressure to turn a liquid paint into a spray. This commercial painting delivery system is often used to coat detailed woodwork and for ceilings. Spray painting works by either combining the paint with air, or convert the paint to tiny droplets and accelerate these out a nozzle. Commercial examples of this include the popular product the Wagner PowerPainter.
Maintenance systems have been briefly discussed as the primary methods for building maintenance. Next, commercial paints will be highlighted.