What is Powder Coating?
Powder coating is a free flowing dry finishing technique used on thousands of consumer and industrial goods. It does not require a solvent like conventional paint to keep it in a liquid suspension form.
Powder is applied using electrically charged and finely ground pigments and resins that adhere to the surface. It is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a “skin”, resulting in a beautiful, uniform coating that looks like paint but acts like armour. The powder may be a thermoplastic or thermoset polymer and is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint.
Who uses Powder Coating?
- Engineering & Construction companies
- Art, Architecture and Design firms
- Bicycle and Car manufacturers
- General Public for any personal items
The size of our premises and our resources allows us to work across a portfolio of products; from large-scale industrial orders or smaller products on a mass volume basis.
Below are some “need-to-know’s”, so you can find out if Powder Coating is the right option for you:
- You can only Powder Coat metal surfaces including Aluminium, Steel, Iron, Brass or Copper
- All other materials must be removed such as Plastic or Glue
- We need to position the item correctly, so you may need to drill holes for hanging!
- If you are dismantling the item for Powder Coating, remember the threads, holes and shafts that need to be masked
- Powder Coating can last up to 20 years in the toughest climate conditions. It doesn’t chip or fade and is environmentally friendly!
If this isn’t enough information to decide, give us a call on 020 8986 2028 with any questions. We promise to be honest to ensure you aren’t making the wrong decision, even if Powder Coating isn’t the answer.