What is Powder Coating?

What is Powder Coating?

Powder Coating is a resin based product with different ingredients added for various applications - polyester, epoxy, urethane, or a hybrid mixture. Each offers a unique combination of desirable characteristics. Powder coating provides excellent durability and toughness while maintaining its gloss level. A powdered product has great corrosion and weather resistance. It also has excellent impact and wear characteristics.

Powder Coating the Smart Choice?

If you want a finer quality, longer lasting finish than you get with liquid paint, powder coating is the proper choice. Powder Coating is an extremely attractive, durable, chemical resistant, and UV resistant coating. Depending on the specific formulation applied, each of these properties will vary. In general, Urethanes and polyesters exhibit weather ability. Unlike most liquid coatings there are no solvents to evaporate in the powder coating process. Powder coating is environmentally friendly since no VOC's are emitted into the air. Consumers have grown to expect and request this quality and durability of powder coating.

Does Powder Coating prevent rust?

Powder Coating is durable and very long-lasting depending on its environment and how the items are used, coastal areas suffer the most no matter what covering is used. It is not, however, a rust prevention. The functional purpose is that it provides a barrier between the metal and the oxygen around it protecting it from corrosion. When it comes to iron or steel, this is very important to prevent rust. . However, if the powder coating is scratched, or chipped down to the bare metal underneath, rust can start in this spot. We strongly recommend that you treat your product once you see any signs of rust appearing. It is ok to sand with fine paper and paint using oil based paints if required or if stripped down the part can be shot blast and re coated.