Painting and finishing
We have our own modern paint booth, where we carry out all of our painting and spraying, to finish jobs to the highest standard. It is a 'drive through' unit enabling an efficient flow of work through the booth. The booth is 6mx12m and can be split into two 6mx6m independently operating units by means of central doors within the booth.
The booth has a 100 degC stoving capability and the combination of high and low level lighting creates optimum painting conditions. Wet painting is carried out on our premises, while other finishing services listed below are carried out by local companies with whom we have worked closely over many years.
A list of other finishing options are:
Galvanising is a popular alternative to a painted finish. It consists of a zinc plated finish applied by a dipping process. Galvanising provides a highly effective, long-term corrosion resistance for mild steel and is the preferred treatment for exterior steelwork and fabrications.
Shot blasting is an aggressive process using metal pellets to remove rust and scale or for providing a surface ‘key’ for subsequent painting operations.
Bead blasting is a similar process to shot blasting, but is less aggressive and uses glass beads to create a uniform satin finish on stainless steel.
A type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a 'skin'. It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint.