Wet paint

Tailored advice

Naturally, DCS can advise you on the optimal protection for your investment, whether it concerns a maritime environment, continental climate or circumstances involving chemicals and erosion.

Wet painting systems

Most wet painting systems are based on alkyd resin, epoxy or polyurethane. For the coating of floors, there are special products that can withstand heavy loads. Wet paints are available in every colour and are very cost efficient. On the downside, however, wet painting systems have to be reapplied periodically to guarantee effective protection from corrosion. In the long term, the more durable metallized coatings are therefore more cost efficient. For every process, return must be weighed up against expenditure. Our many years’ experience allows us to offer you expert advice and assistance.

The best coating option for your situation? Our advisors will gladly help you make a well-informed choice. Call us at +31 (0)168-412750 or use the contact form.

Optimal protection for your investment

Wet painting concerns the application of one or more coating layers, the so-called ‘wet painting systems’. The first layer is often a rust-proof primer coat, followed by one or several layers of coating, depending on the required level of protection. An offshore installation, for example, needs four layers due to the extreme circumstances, while only one layer is sufficient for an indoor construction. For the coating of floors, special products are used that can withstand heavy loads. In addition to the number of layers, the type of coating and the application method are important considerations. DCS will gladly help you make a well-informed choice.

Method of application

Several spraying techniques are used for wet painting. An air sprayer, for example, operates with pressurised air supplied by a compressor which forces the paint through the nozzle. Airless paint sprayers do not use air to spray the paint. Instead, they use a motorised pump to pressurise the paint and push it out through the nozzle. The tiny particles of paint emitted from the sprayer penetrate well into pits and crevices on the surface, which is sealed with a uniform thick coating.

Another method is to give the paint an electrostatic charge, which attracts the paint to the grounded surface. This principle is also used in powder coating. Finally, the paint can be applied with a hot airless technique, thus at a higher temperature. As a result, the amount of solvent required to make the coating sprayable is reduced.

DCS would me more than happy to inform you about the coating system and spraying technique that best suits your needs.