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November 24 2014

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A clueless’ Guide to Powder Coat Paint

When one’s hears the word paint, buckets of colored liquid stacked upon rows upon rows in a hardware store comes to mind. Add the term Powder coat to it and it becomes immensely confusing. You may be scratching your head right now because your friend or your technician insisted you to do or to purchase one. Well it’s really simple though, you just need the basics. Read on and mastery on Powder Coating Paints, soon shall be yours.


Powder coat paints are really sturdy, reliable and long lasting coatings compared to regular liquid paint. The difference is quite obvious, and yes it’s the material. Powder coat paints are made of dry powder which gives you a much more smoother, even coated and sleek finish. Unlike liquid paint which is at risk of sagging and running it is also time consuming and gives an uneven finish. Though a little bit pricey that your average hardware staple, powder coat paints guarantees that your money is well spent as it gives your supplies a much more stronger protection against the elements, scratches, nudges and those unforeseen little accidents.


Application procedures are completely different between the two. Liquid paint requires you buy brush in different sizes to you can achieve the desired stroke for powder coat paints its different. You need guns. Powder coat guns that is. Powder coat guns are quite similar to spray paint cans but more pressurized and the nozzle is much more defined. Though it is quite expensive its quite a space saver as you just need to change nozzles for the desired effect, you don’t need a plethora of brushes anymore for your painting tasks.


Another major difference between liquid paint and powder coat paints is the meticulous drying process. In powder coat paints the drying process is quite intricate. You see the powder coat paint gets its incredible defense in its drying process. Liquid paint just requires your regular air drying method but for powder coat paints it utilizes heat. You see, powder coat paints undergo a stringent drying process after you applied the paint you cure it to 200C. This is above melting point and powder coat paints have been specially designed to resist breaking up under such severe temperatures, the heating process actually strengthens and smoothens the paint giving it strong yet glossy design.

 It is also saves time as it only takes a minimum of 10 minutes to make it completely dry but depends though on the number of coats, how detailed the design is and the colors involved as such other factors to consider. Here are the basics so I’m guessing you have more than enough on your hands to know the details on powder coating paints! Enjoy!

November 04 2014

Benefits and Advantages of Using Powder Coating Paints

Powder coatings are ideal coatings used for many purposes like automotive cars, appliances, or even gardening tool applications. Powder coating paints are more environmental friendly and safe because it doesn’t produce any toxic wastes and there is no to use harmful solvents unlike traditional paints. Powder coating works fast, approximately less than an hour, traditional painting which consumes so much times and even sometimes leaves us some leave paint smudges that are hard to clean.

Powder coating is one of the simplest ways to paint objects. They are supplied and made by dry powder that is different with traditional paints that is applied with the use of brushes and spray. The reason why they choose to use powder coating is because it grows rapidly and quickly in markets, it also provides excellent and wonderful results when it comes to paint finishes. They do not contain solvents and has no detrimental impact on both health and environment.

 They can be applied to almost any metal surfaces. Some examples of components that can be powder coated are washing machines, computers, BMX bikes, metal window frames, furnitures and even the body of car and its small electric components. The final results turn to a decorative and excellent appearance; it has a wonderful effect on its surface finish and has a high quality gloss effect that makes it look like a new model.

Advantages of powder coatings:

• They are ready to use and do not have to mix other liquid ingredients like catalyst or solvents.
• Emits zero VOC or volatile organic compounds
• There is a wide variety of choice finishes to choose from like clear, metallic, or plain color textures.
• Has good insulation and electrical capabilities
• Applicable to any kind of steel, aluminum, zinc and even wood
• Produces thicker coatings without sagging
• Powder coating is easier to apply rather than wet paints
• Less operating system is necessary
• No air pollution
• Reduced health hazards to the operator. Environmental and health friendly.
• There are wide ranges of coatings available and they are really decorative and functional.

Painting furnitures or any items using brush and wet paints significantly takes and consumes longer hours of r work; it can also have a great risk of fatigue. Painting the whole area of some appliances or furniture using just paint brush is impossible, it could take more time, to finish it compared to using powder coating paint spray.
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