What is Powder Coating?
Powder coating is a form of paint that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder to an object that is then heated to an average temperature of 205° Celsius or around 400° Fahrenheit to be cured. Powder coating results in a durable and hard finish, and is much tougher than conventional paint.
The difference between conventional paint and powder coating, is that powder coating will deliver a thicker coating without running or sagging. There are very few appearance differences between objects coated horizontally versus vertically. Get the look you want on whatever you want no matter which way the paint is applied.
The Benefits of Powder Coating
There are many advantages of powder coating:
Powder coating is more durable because of its thick, dense finish.
Powder coating is better on the environment than conventional liquid paints because they don’t contain solvents known to be pollutants of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Powder paint is more resistant to ultraviolet light which means it’s less likely to chalk under direct sunlight.
The overspray of powder coatings has the ability to be recycled, as long as layers of other colours aren’t being added at the same time. This means we have the ability to utilize between 90%-100% of the overspray when we can, leaving behind little to no waste.
You can achieve cool special effects like gradients and galaxy styles that are impossible to achieve with other processes.
It is known to be more durable against chips and scratches that conventional liquid paint. However, chips and scratches are always dependent on an object's wear or tear!
What Can I Powder Coat?
We powder coat almost anything you can think of! Here are a few examples of everything we can powder coat:
House number signs
Metal walking sticks
Putters and other golf clubs
Our Powder Coating Process
Our powder coating process involves 6 steps:
1. One-On-One Consultation
Your one-on-one consultation is for us to meet and to discuss your overall project. We cover what you want done, colours, preparation, timeline, pricing, and a date for pick-up.
The first step in the powder coating process involves removing oil, dirt, grease, metal oxides, or rust! We wash the parts first in what some like to call a bath! Then, we prep the surface with glass bead blasting at our shop. If a project needs sandblasting or a chemical treatment we can send it out to a neighbouring shop.
3. Client Catch Up
Once a project is prepped we like to update our clients on how it’s going. It never hurts to hear a “it’s going great!” Problems aren’t always avoidable and this is the time where we like to let clients know if there project is compromised, or if it may take a little longer to finish. We like to keep you informed — it’s important to us that you know what to expect.
4. Powder Application
This step is just that simple — we paint your project!
Once your project is painted it needs to be cured! We use industry standards for baking.
6. Pick Up
All clients pick up their projects at our location so we can review the project together. This is the time where we discuss any warranties. For any accidental damages after pick up, you can come back and we will touch up any spots with the left-over powder at no extra charge.