Powder coating offers significant advantages over paint. For products intended for either interior and exterior use, powder coating delivers exceptional durability with a range of options to match any design specification. At Keystone Koating, we provide precision, high volume powder coating for products made from steel of any type. With two facilities and six separate spraying systems, we can process steel items in large dimensions with fast turnaround times from start to finish.
The Benefits of Powder Coating Steel
Steel is excellent for building but susceptible to damage from a range of natural and manufactured elements. Powder coating uses a combination of positively charged fluidized powder and a negative charge fixed to your steel products to create an electrostatic bond. This bond holds throughout curing and provides complete coverage — much more effective than painting.
In addition to a layer of protection, powder coating stainless steel and other steel offers multiple benefits, including:
- Resistance to corrosion: We use coatings tested under severe conditions for maximum resistance to corrosion from salt, moisture and chemicals.
- Prevention against damage: Powder coating provides a hardened outer layer resistant to cracking, bubbling, peeling, chipping and other types of wear.
- Care for the environment: While paint produces destructive compounds and pollutants, powder coating is an eco-friendly process that is virtually pollutant-free.
Our Steel Powder Coating Process
We carry powders and products from the top names in the industry, including Axalta Coating Systems, TCI Powder Coatings and IFS Coatings. Our powders are available in a wide selection of RAL colors, and we offer custom color match technology via partnership with our vendors. Our processes are customizable and tailored to suit your needs, starting with a personal consultation for an efficient strategy that meets your objectives.
You can customize your powder coating process to include:
- Abrasives blasting
- Eight-stage pretreatment
- Masking services
- Primer coating
- Many other services
Difference Between Powder Coating Stainless Steel and Carbon Steel
The processes for powder coating stainless steel and powder coating carbon steel follow many of the same steps, but the materials involved can vary. Metals with different compositions can have reactions to powders and treatments, and the right selection is critical to ensure a lasting coat and prevent delays in production.
The primary differences between powder coating these metals include:
- Stainless steel: Stainless steel is resistant to natural corrosion, but if you plan on blasting for surface preparation, you must choose the right abrasives to prevent galvanic corrosion.
- Carbon steel: Carbon steel is strong but susceptible to corrosion. For powder coating mild steel and regular carbon steel, you should consider adding a zinc-rich primer coat. (Particularly in outdoor environments.)
Contact Us Today to Request a Quote
At Keystone Koating, our powder coating process is the result of over 30 years of continuous development and improvement. We know steel, and we use the best methods to ensure your finished product meets your specifications. Request a free quote today or contact us online to learn more about our services for powder coating carbon steel and other metals.