As a result of bad weather conditions, the iron gates, entrance doors, and the balcony balustrade of your house as well as the garage doors or fence can get rusty, discolor and corrode over time.
We all face such problems and try to tackle them on our own by painting the damaged parts. This is definitely an alternative but rather short-lived and ineffective. Powder-coating offers a more reasonable solution.
What is powder-coating and how is it done?
Powder-coating provides a protective and decorative value to metal products. It is applied to a wide range of industrial and household products. Powder coatings are based on polymer systems combined with pigments. The application method uses a spray gun, which applies an electrostatic charge to the powder particles, which are then attracted to surface of an object. The powder-coated objects are placed in a curing oven until a hard finish is formed.
Why is powder coating more beneficial than conventional painting?
- A smooth surface in a short time: it takes days for paint to dry. In the meantime, the rain and airborne particles may destroy the paint finish, whereas in case of powder coating the powder takes only 20 minutes to cure.
- It is durable: Powder coating is highly resistant to chipping, scratching, corrosion and weather with more than 20 years useful life, if properly taken care of.
- It is cheaper than oil paint: One coat covers more area than many other finishes and any over-sprayed powder can be collected and reused. It offers a huge array of finishing colors which remain bright and glossy for a long time.
- It is safe: Wet paint designed for metal objects contains hazardous solvents or volatile organic compounds which have an adverse impact on the environment. They also pose a great threat to your health if the painting is done in a home setting.