While every project that comes through ArtCraft Paint is custom, we have the industry experience to answer any of your questions when it comes to aircraft painting or interior refurbishing. Here are some of the most popular questions we are asked most often, along with our expert insight to help you! Once you have all your questions answered, request a quote from ArtCraft Paint so we can begin your aircraft painting project.
Our shop consists of three hangars and your aircraft will be visiting all three of them during its stay with us. We perform all our aircraft painting, maintenance, and prepping in isolated hangers. The aircraft will be towed by our maintenance team or senior managers. There is no need for our team to ever taxi the aircraft.
ArtCraft Paint has a variety of systems we use depending on your aircraft substrate. We generally use chemical strippers for aluminum aircraft, we are capable of using peroxide, and media blasting as well. Our skilled team will review the options that are best for your aircraft and are compliant with your AMM.
Chemical strippers have come a long way in the past 50 years, the product loses its corrosiveness as it dries. Here at ArtCraft Paint, safety is our ultimate goal and in order to prevent any possibility of damage to your aircraft, we use approved materials and processes to eliminate the risk of corrosion from developing.
Our expert team of aircraft painters is well versed in the application of all types of paints on any substrate. From polyurethane, enamel, zinc chromate to water base, we only use aviation paints. In the end, the manufacturer we use will depend on your color selection on your aircraft painting.
While there are some cases where scuff and paint is the best recommendation in aluminum pop-riveted aircraft, we strongly discourage you from considering this option. The risk for damage is too great. An additional consideration is the weight added to the aircraft and the impact that will result in your fuel cost.
Yes, we are happy to help you with your design. From minimal input to full design services, we can help guide you to the perfect design for your aircraft. We are also proud to work with many talented designers.
Downtime varies from project to project for a full strip and paint it will generally take between 20-35 days depending on the type of aircraft.