Powder coating is the process of applying a dry powder to a metal surface with the addition of an electrostatic charge. The metal is negatively charged, while an electrode on the inside of the powder gun provides a positive charge to the powder. This process allows for the best coverage and ensures efficiency. The main benefit of powder coating versus paint is the durable and UV resistant finish. Powder is also more flexible and able to bend with the material as it may flex or warp. Powder coating also provides a more uniform coat in one application than paint. For higher traffic pieces, an additional primer coat with a clear coat to finish will ensure the longest lasting finish for your piece. Powder coating is an abrasion, corrosion, and chemical resistant finish.
Traditional painting and metal plating have their benefits depending on the application. With painting, you are able to achieve a smoother surface than with most powder coating techniques. Another perk of using tradition paint is that you are able to achieve thinner layers compared to powder coating. However, if your looking for a strong, long lasting coating that will be around for years, powder coating is the right fit!
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