What is Powder Coating?
Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. The coating is typically applied electric-statically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a “skin”. The powder may be a thermoplastic or a thermoset polymer. It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. Powder coating is mainly used for coating of metals, such as household appliances, aluminum extrusions, drum hardware, and automobile and bicycle parts.
Is Powder Coating Better than Traditional Spray Paint?
There are multiple advantages of Powder Coating over the traditional Spray. Not only do you get a thicker coat (from 4 to 10 times than that of traditional liquid paint) but powder coat is physically harder giving significant durability and greater resistance from scratches and chips. Another prime benefit is the corrosion resistance that traditional wet paint just can’t do.
Many people are under the impression that Powder Coating is to be used on frames, production items, and as a base for corrosion prevention. Instead, Powder Coating can be used for so much more as there are infinite amounts of colors, textures, and finishes available through many manufacturers.
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Alabama Powder Coat currently supports Anniston, Birmingham, Rainbow City, Cropwell, and Gadsen Alabama. Our customers range from local hobbyist to large industrial production manufacturers.
If you’d like to learn more about powder coating or perhaps watch how it’s done, check out InsidePowderCoating.com!