December 21, 2021

The Benefits of Powder Coating

Powder coating is one of the best welding finishes on the market.

Here’s why.

1. Durability
The powder coating process involves applying and melting thermoplastic or thermoset powder to a surface and letting it cool and harden. So whereas liquid coatings like paints are essentially a second skin, powder coating is a suit of armour.

Powder coats are highly resistant to chemical, weather, water, salt, and impact damage and generally won’t chip or scratch. This makes them perfect for outdoor installations like sculptures and balcony railings. And as they can go on thicker without unsightly sagging or warping, your new installation can have even greater protection.

1. Customisability
Powder coatings are available in a huge variety of colour options. Not to mention that as different coloured powders can be mixed, you essentially have infinite possibilities before you. We can even coat your next installation in multiple tones.

Adding to the customisability is the wide variety of finish options, which include everything from a matte to a high-gloss look and a smooth to coarse texture.

1. Short curing time
Powder coats can generally be cured in 10-15 minutes, but the timing does depend on project size, coat thickness, and the number of colours we apply. For comparison, paint can take hours to dry without heat and up to an hour with.

1. Environmentally friendly
You can generally clean up and reuse spilt salt without any problems, but spilt milk is a different story. Same thing with powder coats and paints. Where paint runoff is unreclaimable, powders are, making for much less waste in the coating process.

Additionally, powder coating uses no volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This is because powder coats don’t contain any solvents, unlike their liquid counterparts.

In short, a powder coat would make a great addition to your next installation. And if you’re ready to get one applied, get in touch with us today.

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