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  • What’s required to spray paint foamex?

     Jeff Rea updated 2 weeks ago 4 Members · 4 Posts
  • David Stevenson

    Member
    April 25, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Hi, we bought a new CNC last year and now that we’ve almost mastered cutting stuff without breaking bits, we’re ready to move onto the next stage “Painting”. Can anyone here offer any advice as what equipment would be needed to do this? So far we’ve a compressor and spray gun (need a water trap). What type of paints do you use? Have you a separate spray booth, and if so what size. Do you have extractor fans for fume? Got a quote from a local garage for painting some stuff for us and it was just a crazy price for what we wanted done.

    Thanks as always,

    David

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    April 25, 2021 at 12:29 am

    different paints and primers for different surfaces David.
    what are you planning on painting and what sort of size?

    if it’s just Foamex, like the title says. I would consider “ink”.
    Buy it from apollo inks http://www.apolloinks.com
    Ink goes much further than paint and is ideal for bonding to plastic, like foamex. It also dries within seconds/minutes, where spray takes a fair bit longer. increasing wait time between coats.
    As foamex is PVC, it will expand and contract a lot during the day/night. Therefore certain spray paints and primer would be required to prevent flaking. The ink wouldn’t.
    You should also check from your ink or paint supplier that you chose, the type of life expectancy of the warm colours.

    If you do speak to apollo inks, tell them exactly what your painting and the life you hope to give on colour stability and they will specify you the correct ink to use.

  • NeilRoss

    Member
    April 27, 2021 at 7:02 am

    We used to use screen inks for spraying plastics. I think it was Sericol Polyplast we used for Fomex. Worked a treat.

  • Jeff Rea

    Member
    April 27, 2021 at 8:51 am

    I havent used ink for doing this type of thing but have on plastic and other things, so this makes sense.

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