Here in Phoenix, AZ we love metal patio furniture and most homes have some type of security door or gate. But no matter where you live, when you have metal items that are showing signs of wear and tear or starting to rust it can be tempting to scrap them and replace them with new pieces. Iron gates rust and the paint on your metal framed furniture might start to peel. Or maybe you just want a way to make your muscle car or motorcycle stand out from the rest, but you know spray painting probably isn’t the best idea. That’s where powder coating can help.
But what is powder coating? Powder coating is a dry painting process that provides protection and finish to metal in a wide variety of colors. It’s more economical and environmentally friendly than wet painting methods. The starting ingredients look like a powder and are applied via an electrostatic spray deposition (ESD) process using a spray gun that applies an electrostatic charge to powder particles as they are applied to just about any type of metal. The pieces are then cured in an oven where the coating reacts to produce long molecular chains that result in a high-density coating.
Basically, because of this unique process and the fact that it’s never wet, powder coating, unlike spray paint, protects metal against things like:
In addition, there’s no drying time involved so items are usable right away and the types of colors and finishes available mean it’s both a protective solution and a design solution.
Because of the degree of heat involved in powder coating, it’s not suitable for plastic, wood, or flammable metal parts like motorcycle gas tanks. But for just about any item made of metal, powder coating is an ideal protective finish. The list of items you can powder coat include:
- Metal Patio Furniture
- Security Doors
- Metal Gates
- Auto Parts
- Motorcycle Frames
- Metal Railings
- Metal Fencing
- Metal Bed Frames
To give you an idea of what we mean, here at Iron Advantage Powder Coating & Metal Fabrication in Phoenix, AZ, we powder coat metal items that are as large as 10 feet by 10 feet by 10 feet and offer 200 color options. Truly powder coating is the superior solution for protecting any metal item you own.
We hope we’ve left you with a greater understanding of powder coating and the benefits it provides over wet painting options like spray painting whether you have metal items that are aging or you’re looking to protect new pieces from rust and damage. If you have any questions or you have outdoor furniture, a gate or a motorcycle frame that needs some help call us today at 602-710-2484.
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