Paint coatings – what is it? Get to know the types

Applying paint coatings – what are the properties of paint products?

Various types of paint coatings are available on the market and are used in industry, production, automotive, and interior finishing. Individual coatings differ mainly in technical parameters and properties.

Standard features of products intended for painting coatings are:

  • high resistance to abrasion, washing, scrubbing and damage,
  • ability to cover the surface – the fewer layers of paint you need to apply, the better the paint covers,
  • aesthetic finish – you can choose glossy, matte or satin paint coatings, various in color and tactile effect,
  • resistance to other harmful factors – chemicals, high temperature, salinity, UV radiation and others.

Paints for painting coatings should always be selected to match the type of material being painted.

How to choose the perfect paint coating –  in a nutshell

When choosing the right paint coating, you need to ask yourself the key question: what the coating will actually be used for and what material it will be placed on. It is also worth assessing the factors against which the paint is intended to protect a given element. This makes it easier to adjust the paint coating to meet our expectations.

The choice is not easy and it is worth relying on specialists. First, you need to analyze what type of surface you will be applying varnish layers to. Painting plastics requires different paint materials than painting steel, etc. Then we analyze what effect we want to achieve, including color, degree of gloss, tactile effect, and additional visual effects. The next step is to determine the resistance requirements of the coating. After such an analysis, you should narrow down the list of available projects and review the technical data sheets of the selected varnishes to see which one will meet your expectations. The product label should indicate the standards met and the quality of the product.

If you want to choose the best possible paint coating, take into account parameters such as:

  • drying and seasoning time,
  • level of scratch/damage resistance and other required resistances,
  • adhesion to the selected substrate,
  • color,
  • gloss,
  • additional effects – e.g. suede touch, metallic grain, etc.,
  • dry varnish layer thickness.

It is also worth remembering that each paint coating has different properties related to the use of painting technology. Some varnishes are applied wet on wet, others require preliminary evaporation (flash-off), and still others require complete drying of the first layer before applying the next ones. We encourage you to take advantage of our experience and implement plastic and metal painting projects together.

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