Electric Spray Painting
What is it?
What does it do?
How does it use electrostatics?
electrostatic spray painting vs. normal spray painting
- environmentally friendly; as it uses just the right amount of paint, therefore not wasting any extra paint
- takes less time; as the machine itself is more efficient
- more clean; as the paint only goes to the object and not everywhere else
- has a stronger hold on the paint because of the unlike charges
Normal spray painting:
- very messy; as the paint does not stick on to the object very well and just falls off
- takes more time to get the paint to stay on the object
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