Brushes and Rollers are still the mainstay tools of the modern industrial painter, they may no longer apply the most paint on a project, but these important tools are used extensively to apply stripe coats to welds, edges and rivets, to “cut-in” two colours down a straight edge and to pick out the intricate colouring detail some of our structures require.
The advantages of Brush Application are:
There are of course disadvantages to this method of painting, such as:
Throughout our works we encounter many different structures; some are easily accessible whilst others contain thousands of narrow nooks and crannies. In order to apply enough paint to achieve the required Dry Film Thickness (thickness of a coat of paint once dry) in these hard to reach areas our painters utilise a variety of professional brushes such as:
When working upon structures where their are large areas of unobstructed flat steel our ICATS trained industrial painters may utilise traditional rollers to apply the protective coatings. Advantages of roller application are:
The disadvantages of roller application are:
As you can see from the points highlighted more traditional methods of hand painting are still widely used throughout the industrial painting industry; however to apply large volumes of paint to the structures we often refurbish requires a somewhat quicker and more reliable method of application, which is where the electric spray pumps are used.