Powder coating is an extremely popular method of painting your components and parts with a variety of colors and finishes. It offers many advantages over traditional painting methods, improving the value and viability of the finish in a wide range of applications. The cost of coating to the durability and environmental impact of powder makes it a very effective way to produce high-quality parts.
1. It’s Efficient
Due to the electromagnetic charge used to adhere the powder to the part, very little waste will be created in the process. Additionally, we can spray any amount of powder needed in a single application. We don’t have to wait for each coat to dry before applying the next, and the coating will still cure evenly. This will save time and money by reducing operating costs.
2. It’s Cost-Friendly
Additionally, because powder coatings require no extra drying time, they are cost-friendly. The raw materials used in the process are purchased specific to the size and specifications of the job at hand. The powder is less expensive than wet paint from the start and can be stored in a way that requires less space than paint cans.
3. It’s Extremely Durable
During the curing process, powder coating melts and forms long chemical chains as it gels together. This forms a flexible finish that allows for bending and flexing as your parts vibrate and move, making it less likely for scratching, flaking, and corrosion.
4. It’s Versatile
In addition to some common colors and finishes used in powder coating, the most attractive thing about this method is the ability to completely customize your color and finish. The manufacturer will create a one-of-a-kind powder blend to match any color. It can also be added with texture, such as wrinkles or glitter, and there is a huge range of finishes, from high gloss to matte. Few other paint options compete with this range of options and versatility.
5. It’s Better For The Environment
Because powder coatings are free of solvents and other chemicals, they are generally recognized as safe for use and disposal. No harmful chemicals are released into the atmosphere, which results in less overall waste throughout spraying. However, painters know not to inhale the powder and to wear protective gear to prevent skin contact.
6. It’s A High-Quality Finish
A quality finish is created in both the application process and the curing process of powder coating. Since the powder melts and flows together, it creates an even surface across the entire unit. Additionally, it is not subject to unevenness, running, or dripping, which are common with wet paints. Due to this, it doesn’t require sanding or refinishing if a mistake is made.
7. It’s Low Maintenance
Lastly, powder coating is extremely easy to maintain for many years to come. It doesn’t require any special cleaners or solvents to keep it clean. Instead, it can be wiped down with regular, soapy water and rinsed off. Since the coating is so resistant to scratching and corrosion, you won’t need to worry about damaging your parts while cleaning. For most applications, wiping your parts clean a few times a year is sufficient to keep them healthy.