We’ve all seen it. Whether on your patio furniture, a toolbox, or the fence around your pool, powder coating is one of the most widely used finishes today. Unlike normal paint products, powder coated surfaces are highly scratch resistant. This makes powder coating the perfect match for surfaces that will encounter a lot of abuse over time like gates, fencing, exterior railing, parts, trailers, and even nuts and bolts.
What is powder coating?
The powder coating process uses very fine dry particles of resin with the pigment color of your choice. The resin powder is applied with a spray gun similar in concept to applying solvent based paint. The difference is this spray gun and it's resin contents are electrostatically charged. When the resin powder is sprayed onto a part it sticks to the metal because it's grounded, attracting charged resin power like a magnet. The charged powder adheres to the metal then melted by baking at 400F degrees in special industrial sized ovens. The melted resin fuses to the metal, providing a uniform, thick and durable finish.
Why powder coat?
Powder coating produces a high specification coating which is relatively hard, abrasion resistant and tough. The choice of colors and finishes is almost limitless.