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Powder Coating and Painting: Can You Do Both?

Posted on: Jan 20, 2023

Powder coating and paint are robust protective surfaces businesses and individuals apply to products to keep them safe from the elements. Before using them together, you must understand how they collaborate for quality results and capabilities. Can You Paint Over Powder Coating?  Yes, you can paint over powder coating. Many choose to paint over their […]

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The Benefits of Powder Coating Outdoor Furniture 

Posted on: Jan 13, 2023

Outdoor furniture must withstand the elements and changing weather conditions. When investing in outdoor furniture, businesses like restaurants and bars look for quality and durability from manufacturers. Using the right treatment processes can help these businesses offer better seating areas to customers.¬† Can Outdoor Furniture Be Powder Coated? Powder coating is a protective application that […]

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The Benefits of Powder Coating Gym Equipment

Posted on: Jan 13, 2023

Are you a manufacturer of gym/fitness equipment or an owner of a facility that offers the use of these products? Protecting these expensive items and maximizing their quality and service life is essential. Powder coating is a finishing technique that adds value to gym equipment in several ways. What Is Powder Coating? Powder coating is […]

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How Powder Coating Thickness Impacts Effectiveness

Posted on: Jul 13, 2022

A prevalent form of metal finishing, powder coating treats various product types and materials across multiple industries. One key aspect of effective powder coating is ensuring that the thickness is appropriate for the application at hand. Technicians typically take thickness measurements before and after the curing process to evaluate the powder coating.  Thickness requirements may […]

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Why Manufacturers Are Switching to Powder Coated Metal

Posted on: Jun 27, 2022

Metal fabrication is an essential process for society. The process allows you to morph sheet metal into specific shapes. Metal fabricators use welding, cutting, stamping and other methods to turn metal into structures society uses daily. From hand railings to heavy machinery, metal fabrication creates essential components of everyday life. Many metal fabricators use a […]

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How Long Does Powder Coating Last?

Posted on: Jun 15, 2022

Powder coating can last up to 40 years depending on the preparation, type of coating used, materials and treatment process. While most powder coatings are highly durable, weather-resistant and provide years of high-traffic use, certain factors can significantly accelerate fading and performance. Some factors in the environment can affect the finish of powder coating. Other […]

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Powder Coating vs. Electroplating

Posted on: May 30, 2022

Though there appear to be few differences between powder coating and electroplating, these finishing methods have their distinctions. Comparing and contrasting them is the key to choosing the finish that best serves your application needs. Through this comprehensive guide, we’ll compare powder coating vs. electroplating to help you gain a better understanding of each. Process […]

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The Benefits of Powder Coating Aluminum Extrusions

Posted on: May 19, 2022

Powder coating is a form of electrostatically charged paint applied via an air fluidized hopper. This finishing method has garnered increasing popularity in recent years from its favorable physical properties and processes. If you’re looking for a high-quality finish for your aluminum extrusions, consider powder coating. Powder coating aluminum extrusions offers several quality and performance […]

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Powder Coated Steel vs. Aluminium

Posted on: Apr 06, 2022

Powder coating is a great way to protect your products while maintaining their design. When considering powder coated steel versus aluminum, learn the benefits powder coating can provide, from better protection to more environmentally friendly practices. The Durability of Powder Coated Steel vs. Aluminum Manufacturers often choose steel because of its strength. When you develop […]

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Powder Coating vs. E-Coating

Posted on: Dec 14, 2021

Powder coating and e-coating are finishing processes that use electrical currents to apply a protective layer to the outside of a material. Both approaches result in a uniform, cured finish, but that final result is where their similarities end.  Understanding the differences between these processes and the benefits of each coating is an essential part […]

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