In this article, you will learn what powder coating is, its many benefits, and why it is a go-to finish for many residential and commercial projects!
What is Powder Coating
Powder coating is a finish that can be applied to metals and other surfaces. It provides an attractive, durable, and easy-to-maintain surface for many different products.
How Powder Coating Works
Powder coating finishes are based on polymer resins, pigments, leveling agents, curatives, flow modifiers, and other additives. All the ingredients are then melted, mixed, and grounded to create a flour-like powder. The powder is electrostatically charged and then sprayed onto the object to be coated. The powder particles adhere to the object's surface, and a curing oven bakes them in place, forming a tough and durable finish.
Powder Coating Benefits
Here are some fantastic benefits of this finish offers:
Due to its composition, powder coat finishes are resistant against corrosion, chipping, or fading, creating a more durable finish than liquid paints.
Variations and Customizations
There is such a wide range of powder coat colors and textures available that you can create any look for your project. Whether it's a matte or shiny finish, powder coating powder is used to create a unique finish, like the ones on our Metallic Barn Door Hardware.
Powder coating has a long life expectancy, which means less time spent on maintenance and upkeep for your products, saving you money over time.
Providing a smooth finished surface
Powder coat provides a smoother surface for products than liquid paint does, resulting in an easier cleaning process or higher quality finished product.
Low environmental impact
Environmentally friendly powder coatings are ecologically safe, meaning the powder coating process does not release any harmful byproducts into the air or water supply like many solvent-based finishes.
Powder coating care andmaintenance
Another benefit of powder coat is that it's easy to clean and maintain for your products. You can use any mild household cleaner, like soap or dish detergent, on the surface without fear of damaging the finish.
There are so many incredible benefits to powder coating, and it is no wonder that this finish is becoming more and more popular each year. If you are looking for a durable, long-lasting finish, powder coating may be the perfect solution for your project!