SprayTech Aus take pride in providing our valuable clientele with world-class customer service and expert quality finishes for all of our aluminium recolouring and refurbishing services. To do so, we ensure the materials we use are equally of the highest quality, most importantly with the aluminium spray paint we apply to finishes.
With over a decade in the spray-painting industry, our expertise and experience back our quality choice in using 2 Pack Paint over its alternatives.
2 Pack Paint, or 2 Pack; Acrylic Enamel, is a paint system involving an acrylic paint melamine (Colour), and a hardener resin. When combined, these two resins result in a chemical reaction producing a hardened solution.
Highly preferred and the most commonly used paint in the automotive industry, credited to its luxurious finish and durability – 2Pack Paint is of a far superior quality to alternative painting processes, and our 1st choice for all aluminium joinery recolouring.
How durable is 2 Pack Paint?
Rather than the normal, ‘single pack’ house paint commonly used – 2 Pack Paint’s inclusion of the secondary hardener resin (Known as Poly-isocyanate Resin) fortifies the paints finish to the highest strength.
Creating a tough, deluxe, high-gloss finish (With finish-variations like matte or satin of your choosing) as the end product. Fantastically easy to clean, and extremely resistant to all weathering, scratching, marring and/or chipping – 2 Pack Paint is the expert choice when painting aluminium windows or painting aluminium door s.
Are there any other Pros to using 2 Pack Paint?
There’s a multitude of positive reasons to choose an expert 2 Pack Paint service provider, like SprayTech Aus when painting aluminium window frames & other joinery around your property, including;
· Freedom of choice to recolour aluminium surfaces virtually any colour you would like, including unique two-tone styles at your wish.
· Options available for the type of finish you desire; Gloss, Satin, or Metallic.
· 2 Pack Paint does not peel, withstanding time and weathering without becoming dull or lacklustre.
· Extremely easy to clean and keep-clean, requiring minimal effort.
· Marginally less paint wastage during application in comparison to other painting alternatives.
· Creates a thicker, tougher, and far more luxurious paint finish for your aluminium window restoration.
How does it stack up compared to other coatings?
The important differences between the use of 2 Pack Paint and ‘single pack’ normal painting methods come down to the quality of the finished product.
Normal painting methods and clearcoat finishes must include a certain amount of solvent (Or Thinners) added to the paint to allow for seamless application. This is so the paint does not encounter issues while transferring through the spraying tools.
The inclusion of solvent/s in these paints often produces a dull coating on the surface. Once applied, the solvent begins to evaporate allowing the paint to dry – evaporating a percentage of the coloured paint coat with it.
However with the use of 2 Pack Paint – less than a fraction of the coat evaporates as it sets, and a vibrant colour is maintained due to a considerably smaller amount of solvent in its solution.
Other aluminium window recolouring alternatives include powder coating. Powder Coating involves applying a coat of a plastic-based powder (Known as Thermoset Polymer) to metal through an electrostatic attraction. After applying the powder electrostatically, the coated surface is cured by heat – allowing the powder to set to a very tough finish.
Powder Coating can be beneficial in its tremendously hard finish, ensuring it’s much stronger than normal paint. It’s also the most common colour-application for window frames & joinery during their initial manufacturing.
However, it’s challenges certainly outweigh its benefits. The factory application process must be highly controlled in stable, qualified environments. Consequently meaning the choice of powder coating would involve the removal of all serviced joinery for off-site repair, over a much greater timeframe.
That inconvenience alone is unpreferable, Powder Coating can also incur much higher costs for the factory repair process, and cannot guarantee high-quality finishes as it’s difficult to touch-up powder coating like you can with painted surfaces.
What’s involved in the application of 2 Pack Paint?
With any paint, the quantity and volume required are determined by the no. of microns desired for the finished, complete coat. Microns are a unit of measurement determining the thickness of a film – or coats of paint. It’s commonly known that a thicker coating of paint ensures a more durable and full-bodied colour finish, simply put, more microns per coat, more vibrancy and durability.
In normal painting methods, the level of included solvents results in a marginally smaller amount of microns per coat than 2 Pack Paint. This is seen in the percentage of ‘volume solids’ remaining in the unused paint, volume solids being the amount of coloured paint leftover once all solvents have evaporated from it. Volume solids that should have contributed to the final finish and its vibrancy.
With the use of 2 Pack Paint, roughly 35microns per coat are applied in comparison to normal paint at 25microns. After 3 coats, 2 Pack Paint produces a finish of 100microns – while normal paint produces 75microns.
SprayTech Aus take special consideration in their choice of specific 2 Pack Paints and their quantity of microns for all aluminium window repairs.
The physical application process of 2 Pack Paint can also significantly vary its finished quality if not applied by an experienced, expert spray painter. SprayTech Aus Founder, Josh Hughes, possesses over a decade of experience in the spray-painting industry. Specialising in the use of 2 Pack paint across multiple industries, largely in the advanced automotive industry where skill & dexterity is imperative.
Make an expert choice for your sliding window repair; choose SprayTech Aus for a perfected finish, satisfaction guarantee, and fast turn-around for all aluminium window painting Brisbane.