Work vehicles such as cranes and excavators are painted or sprayed before they are used. By doing this, a company can show that the machine belongs to them. This is why you can immediately tell which company is building something in public when you walk past it. But how exactly does crane painting and excavators painting work? There are a few steps that painting companies go through to make this job a success. Below you can find the preparation process so you know for sure you will make the right choice.

The preparation process

A lot of preparation is needed when painting a machine. The painting company makes sure that all the preparation steps are followed precisely. When a machine is painted, it is first dismantled. Large and heavy parts are then separated from the small parts. This process is very important to get the best result and not to overlook anything. All elements are then given their own place and the customer’s wishes are examined. To guarantee the best effect, each part is then thoroughly cleaned using various cleaning techniques in combination with degreases. It must be ensured that there is hardly any dust or other dirt on the machines left, otherwise the paint can not be applied evenly. If there is rust on the machines, it is important that it is removed. This is done both manually and with a blasting robot. With an extremely high air pressure, blasting grit is blown onto the object. This way, the paint can easily be applied to the object after this treatment. Then, optionally, a zinc-aluminium layer is applied to the steel by flame galvanizing. This provides reliable protection against corrosion. It is mainly applied to parts exposed to high mechanical and climatic loads.

The painting process

After all of the preparation, the machines can finally be painted. After blasting, a primer is applied to the parts. This primer guarantees good protection against corrosion. The primer also ensures a longer life span and a professional appearance. It also ensures that the paint can be applied better. The parts are then taken to a specially equipped spraying facility. In the spray booths, the parts are then painted and this is immediately followed by a modern drying process, so that it does not take long for all the paint to dry. After spraying the parts, they are carefully put together again. The commissioning company can also choose to have the machines lettered with the name of the company.