Powder Coatings

powder coating is the use of heat and dry powder to coat an item. This process does not require a solvent of any type and usually produces a high quality and tougher coat that is able to protect the equipment form damage by weather elements. It is used to coat such things as household appliances and equipment, wooden items and equipment, toys such as bicycles for children, automobile parts such as wheels and many more.

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Advantages of powder coating

The range of products that can be coated using powder is high. It includes metallic parts, wooden parts, plastics and items made from glass. Powder coating allows for thicker coats to be achieved without sagging or even running. It is also more environmental friendly as it does not produce what is commonly referred to as VOC (Volatile Organic Products). This is also beneficial for the organisation as it eliminates the need for equipment that is used to control the pollution from VOC. Powder coating makes it possible to achieve a number of special effects that are hard to achieve with other types of coating.


With this kind of coating, horizontal and vertical coating is hard to differentiate unlike with liquid coatings. This enhances the uniformity of the equipment or items coated. When it comes to curing, powder coating takes a shorter period to cure and the resulting coat is tough and durable. It can therefore be used to coat items that require greater protection from weather elements such as water and oxygen that may result to rusty items.


Choosing the best colour

Given the extensive possibilities with powder coating, you have a wide variety of colours, textures and effects to choose from. But how do you overcome the dilemma of the most suitable colour? First, you need to consider your tastes and preferences. Which colours do you like and what emotions do they invoke in you? However, your preferences may not be practical at times, this is why you need to ask yourself how the item will look in a certain colour. You can even perform a few computer simulations for different colours to get a gist of how the item will look before you make up your mind.


You also need to consider where the item or equipment will be used. If there is a colour theme for the space, will the colour you have chosen work or will the item look out of place. If the space is communal or the item will be utilised by a number of people, you should also consider their tastes and preferences and select a colour that will be acceptable by all. Besides all this, you can ask for the opinion and assistance of an interior designer for items that will be utilised in doors.


Different colours make different people feel a specific way. While you may not be at a position to please everyone you work with, you may try choosing a colour or colours that are warm and welcoming, that triggers loyalty among employees and clients and those that enhance the happiness of those around the item or equipment being painted.