After everyday use or wear-and-tear, our household items reach the stage where they begin to show age and the color starts to fade or chip away. Now you need a refresh.
This begs the question: should I paint or powder coat my bike (or other project)?
If you have an appreciation for quality then it’s worth considering the magic of powder coating!
What is powder coating?
If you didn’t know already, thousands of products we use every day have a powder coating finish. Powder Coating is a high-quality finish that serves a vast number of industries. Some examples of these products include bikes, vehicles, and household appliances.
This type of coating is resistant to cracking and peeling and provides high abrasion, corrosion, and chemical resistance. Powder coating is applied as a dry powder, using an electrostatic process.
The powder adheres to the metal surface and is then cured under heat to provide a durable finish. It offers an excellent balance of properties, including good wear resistance, corrosion resistance, and chemical resistance. Stites Manufacturing also provides a wide range of colors and finishes that can be customized to meet your needs.
With more people becoming environmentally conscious, it is an increasingly popular choice for both small and large businesses alike.
How Durable Is a Powder Coat?
One of the main advantages of powder coating is that it is very durable and can last for up to 20 years. This makes it an excellent investment for your favorite products. It’s also resistant to fading and chipping, and it can help to protect against rust and corrosion.
There are 3 essential steps to the coating process:
1. Cleaning the product
2. Coating the product
3. Baking in heat to create a ‘skin’
The process is that simple, and it only requires one coat as opposed to traditional paint which usually requires more than one. To get a more visual idea, here’s a quick, but helpful video to check out.
Powder Coat Finishes are Beneficial to the Environment
Along with its other advantages, powder coating is environmentally friendly because it doesn’t produce harmful pollutants or solvents in the air. Not only that but anything not used in the coating process can be recycled for a different project. Over time, your items won’t produce VOCs, which are harmful chemicals usually produced by traditional paint over time that can cause adverse health effects. This proves that powder coating can save money in the long run, as well as reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfills.
Powder coating finishes are some of the best when it comes to metal fabrication. You will be blown away by what powder coatings can do for your items – don’t miss out on how great they really look in person.
Get in touch with us if you’re looking for a refresh!