Dryfall: What You Need to Know

what you need to know about dryfall

Dryfall: What you need to know: If you’ve heard of dryfall paint before, you’ll know that it is developed for commercial and industrial settings. As its name suggests, this paint dries quickly and settles as a dry powder within a small distance from the surface it is applied to. Read on to learn how to use it and why to use it!

Where is dryfall used?

what you need to know about dryfall

You can typically utilize dryfall in vast spaces with high ceilings, like factories, warehouses, and commercial buildings. This paint can be convenient in cases where other painting methods like rolling or brushing would be impractical. Dryfall painting thus aims to save time, increase efficiency, and reduce the impact of overspray.

Dryfall: What you need to know: Why is dryfall used?

There are many benefits to dryfall, which are widely sought after in the painting process, especially in commercial and industrial applications. Let’s take a look at these below.

  • Efficient

Because it can be applied to surfaces with airless spray equipment, dryfall paint can efficiently cover vast areas quickly. This efficiency is particularly advantageous for painters working on a tight deadline.

  • Smell-free

Some types of dryfall paint are almost smell-free, particularly if they have low VOC or are VOC-free. This type is best for the health of those who come into contact with the paint.

  • Less messy

One of the dryfall’s most significant benefits is its ability to settle as dry dust, meaning that there isn’t much to clean up after the painting has finished. After all, the overspray fails to leave wet paint residue, meaning that a straightforward sweep or vacuum will sort any mess out quickly.

  • Safe

Dryfall paint isn’t slippery, which decreases the risk of slips and falls when the wet paint overspray settles on surfaces. This characteristic makes environments painted with dryfall safer and more practical for workers and other individuals in the building.

  • Affordable

Dryfall paint costs much less than replacing a whole ceiling, making this project highly desirable. After all, this type of paint can also enhance the durability of the surface you paint, which could see it lasting longer than it would have otherwise.

How to use dryfall paint

If you’re attempting to paint a ceiling with drywall, follow steps similar to those you would use to apply other types of paint.

  • Cover up

We still recommend that you cover the floors and objects in the room to protect them from the dust generated in this process. However, this type of paint is known for its lack of mess. This first step ensures an even more minor clean-up upon finishing the job.

  • Pressure wash

Pressure wash the surface you intend to paint to remove dirt and dust. Once applied to the surface, this approach will boost the paint’s grip and durability.

  • Apply a primer

You should apply a primer on wooden or iron surfaces. If the surface is damaged in some way, such as cracked, you should make the required reparations before applying the primer.

  • Apply the paint

Most dryfall paints can be applied to a surface with traditional or airless spray equipment, although you should always check the specific equipment guidelines. Furthermore, you should note any information on factors like coverage rate, proper thinning, temperature ranges, and the distance required to apply the paint. Not following the recommendations may result in a worse finish and require expensive rework. It would help to use smooth movements to create the best overall finish.

  • Clean up

Tackle the minor clean-up by sweeping up the dust.

Dryfall: What you need to know: Conclusion

While dryfall paint can be highly advantageous in some cases, it is not best suited to all applications. After all, this type of paint may not offer the same quality finish as conventional wet paint. It is used where appearances are less important. However, if you’re after time efficiency, enhanced safety, and an easy clean-up, drywall is a valuable answer to your problems. 

If you have any questions about dryfall or any other type of paint, don’t hesitate to contact us – we’d love to guide you in your painting journey!

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