Electrostatic Painting Elevators

Enjoy this video explaining the electrostatic painting process while painting elevator doors with the Ransburg #2 gun. This process retains 99% efficiency, high accuracy, and minimal overspray.

Electrostatic Painting Process

Watch this quick video to see a bit more about the electrostatic painting process. In this video you’ll see a Ransburg Number 2 Gun. This equipment is 99% efficient with virtually no over-spray. See our Gallery for more photos on what can be painted with this process.

What is Electrostatic Painting?

The basic law of electricity states: opposites attract. This is what electrostatic painting is based on. The item is given a negative charge, and the paint is given a positive charge. The paint is then atomized through a special round revolving nozzle.

The object actually attracts the paint; the paint is not sprayed on, instead it is plated on. With electrostatic painting, the paint can actually be pulled around corners, making sure you have a smooth even coat. More importantly, there is very little overspray. Conventional spray guns may leave a fog or mist of paint, but this is not so with electrostatic painting.  It is remarkably neat and clean.

On-site Electrostatic Painting Refinishing:

On-site electrostatic refinishing involves the complete cleaning, resurfacing, and re-coating of items that are at or near where they are used. This process is usually done in carpeted offices or other places where overspray and contamination must be kept to a minimum. The primary concern is that crew-members or operators do their work in a tidy manner.

EPP Painting uses 2 basic steps: cleaning or prepping of the surface, and the actual painting process. Everything on the outside of the object being painted is cleared, but it is not necessary to empty out interiors.

Using a grounding wire and clamp, the objects to be coated are grounded to the nearest available earth ground. This could be any metal portion of the structure of the building.

As with any painting, the surface of whatever is being painted needs to be clean of all debris, to ensure the adhesion of the film coat, and the look of the final finish. This also includes rust, scale, and peeling paint. This can usually be done with wet or dry sandpaper.

Any gloss from the original paint should be removed to ensure that the new coat adheres properly. Once the electrostatic painter is sure the surfaces are properly prepared, he must mask what he does not want painted (i.e. drawer handles, desk tops). We can make your elevator doors, stadium seating, and industrial equipment look new again!