What Is Powder Coating?

"Powder coating" Is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating Is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder, and filler parts in a liquid suspension form.

The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a "skin".The powder may be a thermos-plastic or a thermoset polymer.

It is usually used to create a hard finish, that is tougher than conventional paint. "Powder coating" Is mainly used for coating of metals. Many People ask us, “why powder coating??”


 When we started  restoring series land rovers, We found it hard to find paints that would last Longer periods to protect from rust, and general signs of wear      and tare, So this was when we looked into "Powder Coating" We then found out how much better than normal paints it really is, and how much longer it lasts. We’ve all seen it. Whether on your patio furniture, a tool-box, or the fence around your drive way, "Powder Coating" Is one of the most widely used finishes  today. Unlike normal paint products, "Powder Coated", Surfaces are highly scratch resistant. This makes powder coating the perfect match for surfaces that will encounter a lot of abuse over time like -: Gates,Chassis parts, Trailers, even Nuts & Bolts and much more. So we find it much better in the long run.

It not only saves buying new it's also more friendly to the Environment.Which at the same time saves you money and looks wonderful.

We also now have a sand-blasting room, so if your items need sand-blasting We can prep it ready for Powder Coating.

You can see some of the work we have already done on our "projects page"




What things can be powder coated?


Powder coatings is now used on thousands of parts and products, and ongoing technological breakthroughs. Our list expands every day. Here are some of the powder coated products you see all around you!

 

Art

Many artists now utilize Powder Coating for their sculptures.

Metal works of art in the garden, or the lawn, are being powder coated to protect against corrosion.


Family Heirlooms

Save those precious family heirlooms such as Grandmother's costume jewellery,

Grandpa's war metals, anything that is subject to tarnishing.  Protect Grandpa's hand tools against rust and oxidation. Parents have powder coated Buggies and Prams, baby's first cup and spoon, children's furniture, cots, metal toys, and Christening Gifts.


Every Day Household Items

There are also innumerable everyday uses for powder coated products such as lighting fixtures,

Antennas, & even electrical components. Golf clubs and Golf carts, Ski poles and bindings, Bicycles,

and Exercise equipment that are powder coated.


Appliances

The appliance industry benefits from powder coating on front and side panels of ranges,

washer tops and lids, air-conditioner cabinets, water heaters, and dishwasher racks.

Powder coating has also replaced porcelain enamel on many washer and dryer parts.

Barbecue grills ,Water heaters,Kitchen mixers ,Washer tops and lids,Lighting equipment

Vacuum Cleaners,Refrigerator Shelves.


Automotive & Motorcycles

The automotive and motorcycle industry uses powder coating on,

Wheels, bumpers, hubcap, door handles, decorative trim and accent parts, radiators, filters,

and numerous engine parts. A clean powder topcoat has been developed to protect

Auto bodies. BMW and Volvo are using it on their new model cars, and GM, Ford, and Chrysler have formed A consortium to test this technique on their production lines. Antennas ,Window trim,Ashtrays ,Wheels, Brake assemblies Valve Covers Bumpers ,Seat Frames,Door handles ,Trailers hitches,Engine blocks ,Steering wheels Luggage racks ,Shock absorber,Mirror brackets ,Windshield wipers.


Boating & Marine Equipment

Powder coating is a proven method used to protect your marine gear against the harsh Cape Cod salt water environment. Any metallic item prone to corrosion such as cleats, anchors, ladders, hand rails, water intakes, manifolds, and various engine parts can benefit from this process. Many oceanographic scientific Equipment manufacturers and research institutions use powder coating to protect their expensive and Sensitive equipment, Much of which is one of a kind and irreplaceable.


Work Environments

Shop owners have powder coated display racks, shelves, and store fixtures.

Office workers use metal furniture, computer cabinets, mechanical pencils and pens, thumbtacks, and other Desk accessories that are powder coated.


Buildings/Homes/Construction/Architecture

The architectural and building market powder coats aluminum extrusion used On frames for windows and doors and modular furniture. Many highway and building

Projects use powder coating.Light poles, guard rails, signs, posts,and fencing.Air-conditioner

Cabinets,Metal fencing,Bathroom fixtures , Metal gutters

Exterior staircases ,Satellite dishes,Hand and power tools ,Water pumps and tanks Mailboxes, Structural steel


Miscellaneous Metal Products

Animal cages ,Wind turbines,Basketball equipment,Wheelchair's

Bicycle frames/wheels ,Water coolers ,Valves

Bird-cage's ,Tool boxes,Computer frames/cabinets ,Strong boxes

Crafts ,Spaghetti drying racks,Crochet hoops  ,

Desk accessories ,Smoking receptacles Electronic equipment,Ski poles and parts ,

Saddle stirrups, Exercise equipment ,Model Railroad/Train parts

Fans ,Playground equipment,Fishing lures , Pet dishes

Flight simulator products, Pet beds,Free weight equipment ,

Go carts ,Motorcycle Parts,Golf carts and clubs ,Mosquito traps

Heraldic shields ,Metal toys and wagons,Hobby Shop Parts , and equipment.


Lawn And Garden

Home owners have ,Patio chairs and furniture ,Lawn mowers, snow-blowers, barbecue grills,

garden tools,electronic components, bathroom scales, and tool boxes, Chain saws ,Edger's,Tractors, Fertilizer spreaders ,Snow shovels

Garden tillers , Patio umbrellas ,Garden tools, Hammock & swing stands , Mosquito magnets, Landscape luminaries.


Furniture

A/V furniture & equipment, Metal cabinets (small)

Bunk beds , Lighting equipment, Coat racks, Kitchen tables/chairs

Cots and playpen.

The list gets longer daily!!



Contact : Unit D,Bridge Farm,Harberton,Totnes,South-West,Devon - 01803 840044

We even accept jobs by post. Further more we will send them back to you the same day we finish Powder Coating your Item of choice!