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Keystone Koating Named a Products Finishing Top Shop

Posted on: Feb 19, 2021

Keystone Koating was named a 2020 Top Shop by Products Finishing magazine. This is the sixth year in a row that Keystone Koating was named one of the best metal finishing shops in North America. Analysts from Gardner Intelligence combed through aggregate data submitted by hundreds of survey participants from the U.S., Canada and Mexico […]

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Powder Coating Masking

Posted on: Feb 16, 2021

Masking is an essential step of the powder coating process. Before applying primers, powders and finishes to a metal surface, high-temperature silicone plugs and/or tapes should block off areas so that they are not powder coated. Masking off sections of an original product does not take long to complete, and this makes all the difference in delivering […]

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Drain Hole for Powder Coating

Posted on: Jan 20, 2021

Powder coating services allow professionals to assign unique colors and textures to metal products. Whether your industry works with aluminum, steel, zinc alloys or iron, applying finishes to machines and consumer products helps combat corrosion. Companies of all sizes have different needs for their merchandise, and powder coating is a great way to keep production […]

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Powder Coating Alternative Substrates

Posted on: Dec 08, 2020

The powerful value-proposition of powder coating, an environmentally friendly, cost-efficient, high-performance finishing option, provided the fuel for its rapid growth to a leading position for many metal substrate coating applications. Given this track record of success, businesses from throughout the powder coating value-chain began some time ago to look beyond metal, to find new space […]

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Different Types of Powder Coating

Posted on: Oct 28, 2020

Powder coating has applications in a variety of industries. Its corrosion protection, chemical resistance and aesthetic appeal make it an ideal finish for agricultural implements, vehicles and even medical equipment. When you choose powder over liquid paint, your parts are coated with a layer that provides better protection. Color, sheen and texture make up the […]

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The Importance of Surface Preparation in the Powder Coating Process

Posted on: Sep 24, 2020

When you need to powder coat equipment or other items, preparation is just as important as the actual coating technique. At Keystone Koating, our team uses a proven pretreatment method to prepare your business’s machinery and products for a powder coat. Without proper preparation, the coating loses durability, appears less smooth and creates a compromised […]

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LEED Certification Process

Posted on: Aug 21, 2020

Environmental concerns are a massive part of the architectural industry. With both LEED and EPD, buildings can earn recognition for their eco-friendly practices, which provide a range of benefits for the environment and the structure itself. As common applications for buildings, powder coatings can help you achieve LEED certification and make for a greener, more […]

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Benefits of Powder Coating

Posted on: Aug 18, 2020

Metal fabricating can be a lengthy process. From cutting, bending, welding, grinding and polishing, you put metal parts through a specific set of steps to get them how you want them. But sometimes there’s an extra step at the end — painting. If the customer wants their parts to be a specific color, you have to figure out how […]

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Tips for Powder Coating Care and Maintenance

Posted on: Jul 14, 2020

The effects of weather, wear and tear can take a toll on powder coating. Powder coating is durable and much more reliable than paint, but even the toughest finishes require proper care to ensure lasting results. Over time, factors like excessive contact, weathering and organic buildup can weaken coated surfaces and lead to damage. With the […]

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Powder Coating vs. Galvanizing

Posted on: Jun 25, 2020

A durable finish coat is essential for protecting metal products from damage and wear both indoors and outdoors. If you manufacture metal products in any volume, you need to apply the right surface coating to meet the demands of your applications and get the final appearance you want to achieve. In today’s marketplace, two of […]

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