Aerosol paints make a great addition to your toolkit, as they leave a smooth, evenly coated surface, which you may not be able to achieve with traditional rolled or brushed paints. They’re portable, lightweight, easy to store and often relatively affordable, but how do you know which is the right one for the job? We’ve put together a list of our favourite aerosol paints to help you decide which is the best for you.
Anti-Corrosive Metal Aerosol Primer
It is recommended that you lay down a primer before using an aerosol paint to help make the colour and finish last longer. This primer is extremely versatile and can be used as a coating for old or new constructions, meaning it can be used in new builds or to bring life back to an old one. It’s fast drying and can be overcoated with chlorinated rubber, alkyd systems and polyurethanes.
Etch Aerosol Primer
This is an adhesion promoting primer that is perfect for steel, galvanised steel, aluminium and other non-ferrous metal substrates. Not only is a great pre-treatment for the coating of non-ferrous metals, but it also greatly improves the adhesion of powder coatings to metals and can be used as a finish for internal items.
Heat Resistant Aerosol Paint
This paint can withstand temperatures of up to 400c in aluminium or 200c in colours, making it ideal for applying to stoves, vehicle exhaust systems and industrial pipework. It can be used for small maintenance jobs, repairs or just to spruce up a worn area. It is a particularly quick-drying product, being touch dry within one hour of application.
Action Can ZG-90 Cold Zinc Galvanising Aerosol Paint
This aerosol paint has been designed to be used on light rust or clean metal to help prevent any further rusting. It would make an ideal repair coating for new galvanised metal, as it blends in when dry. There are also two buttons included for varied spray patterns, so you’ll have plenty of choices when it comes to applying.
Plant Machinery Enamel Aerosol Paint
If you’re looking for a quick-drying, high gloss coating for industrial applications, this may be the aerosol paint for you. Ideal for plant/machinery, gates/railings, skips and container applications, this paint is great at resisting petrol, paraffin and mineral oil spillages, providing you with an easy to clean, glossy coat. Being touch dry within 15 – 30 minutes of application, this paint is quick and easy to use.
Polygard QDP Vehicle Enamel Aerosol Paint
For refinishing paint for commercial vehicles and plant, this would be a great choice. It’s a solvent-based coating that is based on a urethane modified resin system, providing a strong paint film with chemical resistance and a high-shine gloss. It’s also highly resistant to weathering and is touch dry within 90 minutes of applying.
Whichever aerosol paint you decide to use, you will certainly reap the benefits of investing in one. They are quick and easy to use and will leave the finished product coated to a very high standard, making an aerosol paint a great addition to your kit. You can find a great range of aerosol paints and many other commercial paints that cater to all kinds of needs on Paints4Trade.
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