You’ve found the aircraft of your dreams, now let us add the finishing touch that will make your dream a reality. With our extensive experience in airplane and helicopter painting, we pride ourselves on our attention to detail.
Here at ArtCraft Paint, we understand that your fleet is a major asset to your business. Every day the aircraft is down for maintenance impacts your business. Over the years, we have created a streamlined process for our corporate/charter customers that focuses on quality and low downtime.
With a facility that can accommodate a global express and run multiple shifts, we can service a broad range of government aircraft types. Along with our certifications, and capable staff, ArtCraft Paint has successfully completed various aircraft government contracts.
After painting more than 2600 airplanes in the last 25 years, we have mastered the art of turning ordinary aircraft into ArtCraft. Our expert aviation painting team has been certified by Sherwin-Williams, Akzo Nobel, Du Pont, and PPG. They are consistently updating their skills using the latest technologies available to the aviation industry.
We offer aircraft painting services for all aircraft types, whether made of aluminum, magnesium, composite, fabric, or wood. As part of our aircraft painting services, the ArtCraft plane painting crew uses specialized paints, including metallics, micas, and chameleons. Additionally, we have the capability of creating custom decals and insignias that are pained on vinyl and fitted to your aircraft. Request a quote from ArtCraft Paint today to transform your plane into a flying masterpiece!
ArtCraft Paint provides aircraft painting, repairs, and airframe graphic designs! We love to work with airplane paint schemes and graphic designs for aircraft, whether they are simple (provided internally), or highly detailed (provided by external partners). We also can make non-structural repairs to the airframe skin and replace non-pressurized cabin windows. When it comes to our aircraft painting services, we will strip, clean, and repaint your aircraft.
ArtCraft Paint works on various aircraft, from single-engine turboprops to corporate airplanes, regional jets, and all helicopters. If you’re interested in our exterior aircraft painting services, contact us today!
ArtCraft Paint’s aircraft interior refurbishing and repairs include interior plane painting, upholstery installation, carpet installation, and window replacements. All helicopters, corporate and regional jets, and single-engine turboprops are familiar to our aircraft painting shop, so no matter what aircraft you own, you can choose ArtCraft Paint!
Upon arrival, your aircraft will be inspected to assess its general condition and determine the exact scope of work. The aircraft inspection will focus on the following:
The inspection report detailing existing aircraft condition is signed off by ArtCraft Paint’s personnel and the aircraft owner or your authorized agent.
Additionally, required work is detailed, discussed with you, and approved/declined in writing. Preventive care suggestions are also noted on the ArtCraft inspection report.
ArtCraft Paint’s personnel will ensure that the following protection is applied to your aircraft:
Our on-staff A&P (Airframe and/or Powerplant) mechanics will remove fight controls prior to proceeding with the repainting process. At the end of the repainting process, fight controls will be balanced, re-installed, and aircraft will be returned to service. A logbook entry will be made by our A&P mechanic. We generally include 10 hours of bodywork in the refurbishment process, should more be necessary, the customer would be notified in writing.
To ensure a premium exterior finish, the following stripping process is meticulously executed: Stripping agents will only be applied to aluminum components; all fiberglass or magnesium components will be stripped by alternative methods.
The owner will be encouraged to personally inspect the plane. If any deficiencies are found, the refurbishment process will not continue until ArtCraft Paint receives written consent from the Owner to correct such deficiencies (according to Aircraft Maintenance Manual (“AMM”).
Preparation for Prime & the Priming Process
Aircraft will be degreased, acid-etched, and receive an alodine treatment.
Prior to application of the primer, all aircraft surfaces will be wiped down with Superclean and a Tack Cloth.
Finally, a non-sanding corrosion-resistant epoxy primer will be applied to the aircraft.
Base Color Coat
Aircraft will be wiped with Tack Cloth to remove any lint or dust prior to the application of the first base coat.
A base color of polyurethane paint with a thickness of 3 to 5 mils will be applied to the aircraft. Each base color coat applied is allowed to dry and is inspected for runs, orange peel, pinholes, or bubbles. If these conditions are discovered, the affected areas are corrected prior to application of the next coat.
All customers are required to provide their desired paint scheme to ArtCraft Paint before the desired project start date. If the owner decides to use ArtCraft Paint’s design services, the owner will be charged a design fee. These charges will be added to the final customer invoice. The paint scheme provided by the customer will be laid out on the aircraft according to customer specifications.
After the base color is dry, the following process will be followed: