What’s the best type of paint for aluminium? Before applying a lacquer to a surface, it’s good to know that choosing the right type of paint is essential to guarantee good adhesion and ensure lasting results.
Paints for aluminium
Depending on the use and the final application, there are different types of coatings for aluminium:
- Oil-based Paint: this is a good option for coating aluminum because it offers good adhesion and durability, and it is also resistant to chipping and peeling.
- Epoxy Paint: specially made for use on metal surfaces and provide excellent adhesion and durability. It is also particularly resistant to chemical agents and abrasion.
- Acrylic Paint: can also be used on aluminium surfaces and has similar performance, especially in terms of durability, of oil-based or epoxy paints.
- Powder Coating: consists of a treatment in which a dry powder is applied to the aluminium surface and then baked to create a resistant and long-lasting finish. This process is the most requested for industrial and commercial applications.
Before applying any lacquer, it is important to prepare the aluminum surface by cleaning it thoroughly and removing any rust, corrosion or old paint.
Italcoat coated aluminium
Italcoat supplies aluminium with different types of coatings. To guarantee an excellent yield, before proceeding with the aluminium treatment, the surface is degreased and chemically pre-treated. This procedure not only ensures total cleaning of the aluminium but also a total absence of odors.