Painting or organic finishing is often used to provide improved corrosion resistance. Southwest United Industries offers complete painting and other metal finishing services to offer our customers full finishing capability.
Painted finishes can be specified for a number of purposes. The decision to plated or paint for a specific application will often depend on the following considerations:
- Cost – Generally, on a per-unit, surface-area basis, organic coatings will tend to cost less than plated deposits.
- Appearance – The broad range of colors and textures of painted surfaces often make it the finish of choice over plating.
- Corrosion resistance – In many cases, a properly selected paint coating applied over the pretreatment will perform better in outdoor exposures than a plated one
Plating, thermal spray and painting complement each other in providing the best choices of finishes.
Southwest United Industries is familiar with the best coating systems for improving corrosion resistance on steel, reducing oxidation on aluminum and other benefits from painting. Contact Southwest United Industries to learn how painting can be part of your metal finishing solution.
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