The Coating Process
Delivering great powder coating since 2003.
The Powder Coating Process
Sandblasting removes any mil-scale rust and rough up the surface prior to coating. It removes dirt, grime, rust, corrosion. It also removes existing painted or powder coated finishes. All types of metal can be blasted such as alloys, aluminum, steel, iron, etc.
Prepping consists of applying a zirconium conversion coating process to neutralize surface impurities, cleaning off any lingering debris and increasing corrosion resistance. The zirconium conversion coating technology greatly reduces environmental impact over conventional iron phosphates. Zirconium contains no phosphates or regulated heavy metals.
When fully prepped and dry your metal project will be ready for powder coating. The coating itself is done through an electro-static process. The metal object is positively charged in order for the powder to be attracted to it and bond well during the next stage. We have a variety of colors and types of power coatings available, each with their own characteristics.
The curing process for powder coating is normally done in a special oven; the coating has to be exposed to a temperature range of 350 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, typically for 20-30 minutes. Once cooled, the metal is ready.
The Powder Coating Advantage
Wondering if powder coating is the right process for your project? The benefits of the process of powder coating are numerous.
Powder coating is more durable than most other paint options. When it cures, the powder will form chemical bonds in the process, creating a flexible, durable finish. Powder coated parts are highly resistant to corrosion, flaking, and scratching.
Because the powder is free of toxic chemicals and solvents, it’s regarded as safe for usage and disposal. The processes release no harmful chemicals into the air, and they produce less waste.
Powder coating creates a finish not found in any other paint product. Because the powder melts and reforms as a solid, it creates a smooth surface without drips or runs.
Powder coating is easy to maintain; no special solvents or cleaners are required. Because these coatings are so resistant to corrosion and damage, there’s no concern over rust and other cleaning-related damage. In most applications, an occasional wipe with soapy water is enough to keep parts clean and useful for years into the future.