Powder coating is a type of dry finishing process that uses a type of powder instead of wet paint to coat tools, appliances, and many other items. It is often done as an alternative to spray painting and other types of painting, and it uses a combination of pigments, polymer resin and various additives. The end result looks just like a painted surface, but has a lot of excellent benefits. Here are some reason to choose the powder coating process over painting.
Powder Coating Is Extremely Durable
Even if you seal a painted surface, it isn't going to last as long as a surface that has been finished with powder coating. Paint eventually chips away, gets scratches or experiences fading. None of this is an issue with powder coating. Powder coating gets its durability from the fact that it is a dry process, so elements like humidity and extreme heat aren't going to affect the finishing job. While it is not completely impenetrable, it doesn't experience the abrasions, wear or chipping that paint does.
It Is Better for the Environment
Powder coating can also be seen as a more eco-friendly finishing option. This is because, unlike paint, powder coating mixtures don't use solvents or dangerous chemicals, and it doesn't have any volatile compounds. These compounds are not only dangerous for the finishing job itself when you use paint, but there is often run-off or hazardous waste that ends up in landfills, making paint unsafe for the environment.
Corrosion Is Not an Issue
In addition to holding up against surface scratches and general wear, powder coating is also resistant to corrosion. This is worth noting because a lot of objects that use a finishing process might be used outdoors. If you live in an area with a lot of salt in the air, such as on the coast, this can mean any tools you use outdoors are prone to corrosion before too long. However, if your tools and other objects are finished with powder coating, corrosion is not going to be as big of an issue. This is yet another way powder coating helps the finishing application last a lot longer, helping to protect your investment.
There Is No Wasted Product
Another way that powder coating is better than painting is that there isn't a lot of wasted product. This not only keeps the area clean when applying the finishing application, but it also helps you to save money. With paint, all that wasted product during application is like throwing money down the drain.Share