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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Powder Coating?

Coatings that are protective, decorative, or both; and that are formed by the application of a coating powder to a substrate and fused into continuous films by the application of heat or radiant energy. Coating powders are finely divided particles of organic polymer that generally contain pigments, fillers, and additives.

2. What are the advantages of Powder Coating?

Coating Performance - Thermoset Powder Coatings have remarkably better mechanical, corrosion, and chemical resistance when compared with other organic finishes. This is mainly due to the molecular weight of the Powder Coating and dense crosslinking when fully cured.

Proven Track Record - Powder Coatings have been used in the North American market since the late 1960's and in Europe even longer.

Environment - All Powder Coatings are reportable VOC-Free materials. Powder Coatings contain no solvents and in most cases contain no heavy metals.

3. How are prices derived?

Factors that affect price are size of the project, amount of surface preparation required, color, and intended usage. The size and surface area determines the amount of powder required and the amount of curing time. Surface preparation involves removal of all surface contaminates such as grease, oils, rust, scale and previous finishes such as paint. There is a large palette of colors and textures available. The more layers of color or the use of metallics and textures affect the final price. Some powders are intended for exterior use while others are for interior use only. Certain abrasive or corrosive environments may require special powders or the application of addtional primers.