Powder Coating for Beginners

Since the 1940s, professionals have been using powder coating technology to color metal, glass and plastics. Unlike liquid paint, powder coating is a plastic finish that’s sprayed on a surface and then baked until it’s hard.

Powder coating has many advantages over paint, like being more durable, better for the environment and easier to apply. Continue reading to learn more about powder coating and the steps to take to powder coat in Washington:

  • Select your powder coat: There are two main types of powder coating: thermosets and thermoplastics. Thermoplastic coatings are thicker than thermoset coatings, which makes them more durable and better for metal and automotive parts. Thermoset coating, however, is the less expensive option of the two.
  • Disassemble all components: Before you apply your chosen powder coat, you’ll want to disassemble all threaded and lubricated parts or components you don’t want to be powder coated. Neglecting to remove parts like bearings, clamps, nuts and bolts will render them useless after they’ve been coated.
  • Clean the metal: Next, you’ll want to clean and possibly sand your object. Powder coating must be applied to a clean and rust-free surface, so do everything you can to get your object in tip-top shape.
  • Apply the powder: Powder coating is applied using a compressed air sprayer that electrostatically charges the powder, ensuring it clings to the object. Spray your object with the powder in a thin, even layer for best results.
  • Cure the metal: The final step in the powder coating process is to bake the powder onto the surface. The object typically needs to be heated to at least 350 degrees for about 15 minutes for the powder coat to adhere.

Why choose our team for your powder coating project?

Although you now know the steps to take to powder coat in Washington, we don’t recommend attempting to powder coat something yourself. Instead, hire the pros at Powder Vision Inc. Here are a few reasons our customers choose us:

  • Pickup and delivery service: Delivering and picking up commercial equipment for powder coating isn’t an easy task. Unlike some other companies, we’ll handle that for you. You don’t have to lift a finger to have your commercial equipment powder coated.
  • Wide array of colors and styles: Whatever you have in mind for your powder coating, we can handle it. We have hundreds of different colors that can be applied in a smooth or texturized finish. Talk to our pros about getting a one-of-a-kind powder coating job!
  • Quality assurance: Even by following our steps on how powder coating works in Washington, you can never be sure that the results will last if you do it yourself. With over 60 years of combined experience, we guarantee your items will come out of our shop looking better than ever and that the coat will last for years to come.

The choice is clear if you want to have something powder coated—come to Powder Vision Inc. Give us a call today to set up an appointment, get a quote or to learn more about how powder coating works in Washington.