United Industrial Coatings

How fast does your paint dry?

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All PPG LIC products are dry to the touch in 30-60 minutes or less (depending on conditions). When applying more than one coat allow the first coat to flash for 10 minutes before applying a second coat.

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Do PPG Light Industrial Coatings contain heavy metals?

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All PPG LIC products are lead and chrome free.

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Do you have a textured finish?

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Some manufacturers require a textured finish as a protection from marring or to hide imperfections in the substrate. Because of AUE 100 urethane’s unique characteristics it’s able to be applied to a smooth finish or as a textured finish simply by altering the atomization pressure and fluid delivery. This unique 1 mix process provides improved production rates and reduced product waste.

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What does it mean to paint electrostatically?

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In electrostatic painting, the atomized paint droplets pick up an excess of electrons, becoming negatively charged. The part to be painted is electrically neutral, making the part positive in respect to the negative paint droplets. The opposite charges set up an electrostatic attraction between the charged droplets of paint and the part to be painted. This process is particularly effective when painting mesh, rods, or cylinders as the paint will wrap around the part and coat the whole part while ...

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Does United have low VOC products available?

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Yes, UIC can supply paint systems that are less than 3.5 lbs./gal. VOC. Both single component and multiple component systems are available.

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How long does it take to do a color match?

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United Industrial Coatings guarantees a 24 hour turnaround time on custom color matches. Almost any new or existing color standard can be matched quickly and accurately with our computer color matching system. Once formulated, batches as small as a gallon can be reproduced time after time without the color drift problems associated with many manual small batch methods.

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Can you spray topcoat directly to metal?

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Yes, All PPG light industrial coatings sold by United Industrial Coatings can be applied directly to properly prepared metal surfaces. The surface to be coated must be sanded and free of all contamination.

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Does temperature affect the cure of the paint?

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Yes, dry times and pot life are listed on tech sheets based on 70 degree temperature and 50% humidity. For every 15 degree increase in temperature the dry time and pot life can be cut in half. For every 15 degree decrease in temperature the dry time and pot life will double.

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How much thinner do I need to add to the paint?

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None, All PPG light industrial coatings sold by United Industrial Coatings are supplied “ready to spray”. If desired because of unusual conditions, you may add up to 10% solvent

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