A method for coating target surfaces by spraying an atomized liquid formulation of a volatile solvent, a dispersant, and adhesion promoter, a polymer, a plasticizer and particulates of an active material and vaporizing the solvent from the spray droplets to form deformable solid particles in flight that impact the target surface to form a coating. The temperature of the atomizing gas used to form the spray and the liquid formulation temperatures can be manipulated to accelerate or decelerate the evaporation of solvent and balance the heat of vaporization of the solvent in the spray liquid so that condensation of ambient vapors in the atmosphere surrounding the deposition target is prevented.
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 This invention was made with Government support under DE-AC52-07NA27344 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The Government has certain rights in the invention.