What Exactly Is Powder Coating?
It is an advanced method of applying decorative and protective finishes to a wide range of materials and products during a dry finishing process as a free-flowing dry powder. While liquid paint requires solvent, powder coating doesn’t. Electrostatically charged, finely ground particles of resin and pigment are sprayed onto the material or product. The areas to be coated are electrically grounded, so that the charged particles adhere to them until they are fused and melted into a solid coating in a curing oven. Once cured, a skin is formed with a hard finish that is more resistant than conventional paint.
How Long Should I Expect It to Last?
The answer will vary depending on the surface prep, pre-treatment, original needs, and application. It could be around 3 months when you are dealing with corrosive and abrasive coatings. However, for outdoor applications, powder coating finishes can last for up to 7 years without losing colour or gloss. Overall, you can expect it to last longer than a normal paint finish.
Benefits of Powder Coating
The powder coating process comes with multiple benefits. These include:
What Products Can Be Powder Coated?
Powder coating can be applied to virtually any type of metal of any size, even non-metal items, such as glass bottles and ceramic materials. We can service products in the following industries:
At Precision Powder Coating Inc, we powder coat various appliances like microwaves, refrigerators, vending machines, washers and dryers, farm equipment, sports equipment, outdoor furniture, automobile parts, architecture/buildings, powders in the pharmaceutical industry, and other general items like fire extinguishers, electronic housing and wires, and office supplies.
What Types of Powder Are There?
The type of powder you use is dependent on the product or materials being treated. The various types of powders include Polyester, Polyester Urethane, Epoxy, and hybrid. Our expert powder coatings specialists will be able to help you figure out which powder is best for your products and materials.
Paint vs. Powder Coating
Since powder coating doesn’t use solvent, it means no pollutants are released into the air unlike paint. Powder coated surfaces are more resistant and less likely to chip, scratch, or fade over time. Paint won’t last as long, whereas you only need one single application when you choose powder coating. Plus, unused powder can be recovered, so any waste can be easily and safely disposed of.
We have 100’s of choices for you when it comes to choosing colours and even textures. You can view our colour chart for more information.