Tips for Multi-Color Powder Coating

Powder coating is an efficient finishing process that in many cases can produce results that standard paint just cannot achieve. If your project calls for a unique aesthetic, these dry powders can be blended in many unique ways to create just the effect you’re looking for. Here are just a few tips to help you explore the many aspects and advantages of multi-color powder coating in Washington.

What is multi-color powder coating?

Multi-color powder coating mixes various colors together in diverse ways, but there are two main methods that are used to produce stunning finishes. To create a speckled finish, the individual colors can be blended directly. If you are attempting to simulate the shimmering look of a shingled roof, blend large-particle powder in your colors of choiceWhen orange is mixed with medium brown and dark brown hues, the highly sought after, naturally-weathered look of a flecked rust patina is achieved.

Alternatively, if you want to highlight the individual colors themselves with a gradient look, you can spray one layer of dry powder on one section of your object, and then cover the rest of the item with another dry powder color. This method can also be used to mimic some of your favorite surfaces. For example, spraying multiple layers of varying shades of brown dry powder can closely resemble the appearance of wood grain.

Creating special effects

Using different types of dry powders can also create some striking and distinctive effects. Industrial applications that call for a hammertone finish can be crafted by blending incompatible powders that normally don’t mix well, which can turn out to be just the eye-catching look you are going for. You can also try mixing pigments of aluminum, bronze or stainless steel flakes into a dry blend that has already been made for a shining, semi-metallic finish.

If you really want to take the multi-colored look to the next level, you can also experiment with color shifting that appears in interchanging hues when viewed from different angles. Commonly referred to as the holographic effect, adding microscopic flakes to your blend will portray a prism of colors that will appear one way from one position, and a completely different color when this angle changes. To add even more intrigue to this look, use dark, vibrant colors.

While the process can yield truly amazing results, multi-color powder coating is not easy to complete, and takes a lot of time and experience to get just right. For this reason, multi-color powder coating projects are best left to professionals, and with a full-service coating facility and hundreds of colors and finishes to choose from, our specialists at Powder Vision Inc. are ready to step in and meet your residential, commercial and industrial powder coating needs. To work with coating specialists that have spent the past 50-plus years perfecting the multi-color powder coating process in Washington, give our team a call to schedule your appointment and discuss your project further. We look forward to working with you soon.