How To Care For Your Powder Coating

A powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a dry powder. The main difference between a powder coating and other coatings is that it does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. Powder coating is usually applied electrostatically and then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a “skin.” The powder may be a thermoplastic or a thermoset polymer. It is important to know how to care for your powder coating to keep it looking its best. Here are some powder coating care tips:

1. Avoid Using Harsh Chemicals or Abrasives When Cleaning Powder Coated Surfaces

When cleaning powder-coated surfaces, avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasives. Harsh chemicals can damage the powder coating and cause it to break down over time. Abrasive materials can also scratch the surface of the powder coating, making it more susceptible to dirt and grime. Using mild soap and soft cloths is best to clean powder-coated surfaces.

2. Don’t Use Power Washers on Powder-Coated Surfaces

Power washers can also damage powder-coated surfaces. The high-pressure stream of water can remove the powder coating from the surface, leaving it susceptible to corrosion and rust. If you must use a power washer, use the lowest setting and hold the wand at least 12 inches away from the surface.

3. Inspect Powder-Coated Surfaces Regularly for Damage

Powder coating is a durable finish, but it can be damaged by impact or abrasion. Inspect powder-coated surfaces regularly for chips, cracks, or other damage. If you find any damage, repair it as soon as possible to prevent the problem from getting worse. Inspection should be done more often in high-traffic areas or areas where the powder coating is more likely to be damaged.

4. Avoid Exposing Powder-Coated Surfaces to Extreme Temperatures

Powder coating can be damaged by exposure to extreme temperatures, either hot or cold. If you live in an area with extreme temperatures, take precautions to protect your powder coating. This can be achieved by using window coverings or awnings to protect powder-coated surfaces from the sun’s rays or by using heat lamps to keep the surface warm in cold weather.

5. Be Sure to Rinse Off Any Dirt or Debris Before Cleaning Powder Coated Surfaces

Before cleaning any powder-coated surfaces, it is essential to rinse off any dirt or debris on the surface. Doing this will prevent the dirt and debris from scratching the surface of the powder coating during the cleaning process. Use a garden hose with a gentle spray setting to rinse off the surface.


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