The process of powder coating involves applying dry powder paint to the item (that is clean of rust or paint). It then enters a curing oven, which can be heated up to 200 C where the powder melts, bonds and cures to the surface. The result is a coating which provides a uniform, durable and high quality coloured finish.
Powder coating is used on thousands of products around us and ongoing technology breakthroughs are expanding the list every day. Please find listed below some items that can be powder coated to help you understand what can be done:
- Push bike and motor bike frames and accessories, car parts – bumper bars, luggage racks, license plate frames, rims;
- handrails and steel gates, outdoor and indoor steel settings;
- tap fittings, screen door frames;
- antiques of many varieties – bed frames, ornaments, milk cans, old irons, shoe lasts; wrought iron; and
- brackets, fencing or shade poles.
Basically, anything made from steel, aluminium, galvanized steel and stainless steel can be powder coated. This finish can be used on new items to alter the colour but is very popular in restoring the old or weathered, making them look as good as new.
The colours available are extensive. We have colour charts available to help you choose the best option. Unlike other paints that can be mixed to alter the colour or shade, powder coating is a set colour and is unable to be altered. An area we have expanded on recently is exotic colours. This is an exciting venture as it broadens our scope of work and offers a great new range of colours that works particularly well on bikes and car parts. It is a relatively new area of skill in this region which we are very enthusiastic about. Come and see us, we would love to show you what we can do.