- Efficient: Thanks to electromagnetic charge used to hold the powder to the part, there is little waste created in the process. This saves time and money in the production process.
- Cost Friendly: The raw materials used in the process are purchased specific to the size and specifications of the job at hand. The powder itself is less expensive that wet paint from the beginning.
- Durability: In terms of the finish itself, powder coating is known for being far more durable than other paint options. It is resistant to scratching, flaking and corrosion.
- Variety: One of the greatest assets to this type of finish is the huge range of colors and finishes to choose from. There are few other paint options that can compete with the range and versatility of powder coating.
- Environmentally Safe: The powder used in powder coating is free of solvents and other chemicals, which makes it environmentally safe for use and for disposal. The process releases no harmful chemicals into the atmosphere, and produces less overall waste throughout spraying.
- Overall Quality: Both the application and curing process used in powder coating create a quality finish that is unlike any other paint. It is not subject to unevenness, running or dripping, which are common among wet paints. As a result, it does not require sanding or refinishing if a mistake is made.
- Maintenance: No special cleaners or solvents are needed to keep powder coating clean. It can be wiped down with regular, soapy water and rinsed off. Because the coating is so resistant to scratching and corrosion, wiping the parts clean a few times a year is enough to keep them healthy for many years to come. (Care & Maintenance)
Do you Know about POWDER COATING?
Powder Coat Finishing is three times thicker than paint, ensuring your furniture will shrug off sun and storm, season after season.
What is Powder Coating?
By far the youngest of surface finishing techniques, Powder Coating is an advanced method of applying a decorative and protective finish to a wide range of materials and products. Color and texture selections are limitless, ranging from smooth surfaces with high-gloss to wrinkled and matte finishes. The color choices are virtually unlimited, including clear coats.
What makes Powder Coating Finishes "Green"?
Unlike liquid paint finishes containing solvents and pollutants known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), Powder Coat finishes contain no solvents and release only a negligible amount, if any VOCs into the atmosphere. Additionally most Powder Coating overspray does not adhere to the part or the paint equipment, so it can be retrieved and reused virtually eliminating the waste commonly found in liquid finishing.
How is Powder Coat Finish Applied?
Before a Powder Coat finish is applied it is essential the piece is prepared properly by removing any oil, soil, greases, etc. This is done by a variety of methods including chemical washes or sand-blasting which usually take multiple steps to clean completely. Finely ground particles of pigment and resin are then electro-statically charged and sprayed using compressed air onto the products to be coated. The parts to be coated are then electro-statically grounded, so the particles adhere to them. The piece is then heated in a curing oven where the particles fuse into a uniform smooth coating.
Why is Powder Coating better than Conventional Painting?
One of the most economical, longest-lasting and durable finishes available, Powder Coated surfaces are more resistant to chipping, scratching, heat, stains, UV damage and wearing than other finishes. The colors also stay bright and vibrant longer. The powder coat finish, once complete, is much thicker and more even than conventional liquid coatings without running or sagging.
Who uses Powder Coat Finishing?
Powder Coat finishing is the fastest-growing finishing technology in North America and is mainly used for coating metals; including aluminum furniture, appliances, automotive parts, sporting goods and countless other products.
What is the Best way to Clean Furniture with a Powder Coat Finish?
Most stains on aluminum patio furniture can be removed with mild soap or detergent. You should avoid using abrasive cleaners so not to damage the finish. For non-textured, smooth gloss finishes only, you can periodically wax the furniture frame with automotive paste wax to help restore the luster of your finish. However texture finishes should be cleaned with mild soap and water only.