Wet paint is the traditional (although technologized) process of applying a liquid paint to a metal products for finishing. Most sheet metal fabrication processes will use a spray, pump or pressured vessel to deliver the wet paint evenly. Plating is the process by which metal is deposited on a conductive surface.
The process of wet painting is accomplished by thoroughly cleaning a metal object before wet-blasting liquid paint to an even thickness of approximately 15-20 micrometers. The wet paint is applied until the product is evenly coated with the desired thickness of paint. The process of plating can be quite complicated and depends on the desired thickness of paint. The process of plating can be quite complicated and depends on the desired metal for plating and sought effect. Typically an item is covered with a desired metal and some combination of heat and pressure are applied to fuse them.
Painted tapware can produce a wider range of colours than powder coated so more custom colours can be produced. A much better thinner finish can be produced also with paint than other methods.