Powder painting is the process of coating a surface in which a powder material is applied using an electrostatic or
compressed air method. The applied powder is then heated (cured) to its melting point, after which it flows to form a smooth film which dries to a firm,
durable finish very resistent to scratches, cracking, peeling, UV rays and rust.
Stages of the powder coating process
- CLEANING - the process of removing of all organic and inorganic soils from the product to be coated.
Cleaning is normally completed by media blasting and/or in an industrial washer combining heat and high pressure.
- COATING - the process of electrostatically apply of the the dry pigmented powder to a metal part, usually done with an electrostatic gun
- CURING - to fully cure the powder in the oven, generally at 375-400 deg. F, 15-20 minutes
The range of use
Powder coating's strong resistance to extreme temperature, chemicals, UV rays, abrasion, cracking or
chipping has made it a popular finish with automotive and motorcycle parts as well as outdoor furniture and
exercise equipment. Powder coating is also an excellent choice for refinishing and restoration projects