Powder Coating Verses Paint Durability

At Electro Tech Coatings, we love to see our client’s items transform in ways that totally surpass expectations. However, many people miss out on the utility of powder coating because they don’t understand what it is or the ways in which it can be used. This finishing process is superior to paint, and well worth the investment. Would you like to know more about powder coating? Here are some of the frequently asked questions we receive from new clients:

  • What is powder coating? Powder coating is a process of applying a decorative and protective finish to a variety of materials. A dry mixture of resins, fillers, and pigments are applied electrostatically to metal objects. Then, the object is heated so that the power melts and fuses together into a “skin” on the exterior of the object.
  • What can be powder coated? Any object that can hold an electrostatic charge and withstand the heat of the curing process can be powder coated. Popular items include bicycle frames, vehicle parts, outdoor furniture, metal fencing, industrial fabrications, and more.
  • Why is powder coating better than painting? Powder coating is more environmentally friendly than traditional paint because it has no solvents or VOCs. Additionally, powder coating is one of the most durable and long-lasting finishes available.
  • What colors are available? Virtually any color you desire can be created for your project, and you can also get custom finishes or special effects like glitter or antiquing. The customization options are endless.

With so many benefits of powder coating, this process offers an ideal finish that will last for many years. The team at Electro Tech enjoys introducing new clients to the powder coating process, as well as the many ways that it can revolutionize the way they look at custom finishes.

To learn more or to get a quote for your own project, contact us today at 760-746-0292!

San Diego powder Coating by Electro Tech Coatings serves all of San Diego county and surrounding areas.

Comments 7

  1. I like how you said that powder coating is a way to finish to protect whatever you are covering. Thanks for your comment about how it’s an environmentally friendly option as opposed to painting because of the lack of solvents. My husband and I find this article interesting, so we are considering looking into an industrial powder coating for my husband’s project.

  2. It’s cool to learn more about powder coating. The first time I noticed this type of paint was on the metal playground I used to take my kids to. It just seems a lot stronger than normal paint. It’s pretty cool that they use heat to put it on.

  3. It sure got my attention when you said that anything that can withstand the heat of the curing process is a candidate for powder coating, so bicycle frames and other metallic parts can be powder coated. I have heard that powder coating was better than painting, but I didn’t know why until I came across this article. Considering that my brother is a bit of an environmentalist, I think he will appreciate the idea of powder coating better. He wants his bicycle repainted before the community triathlon after all. Now I know a better option. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Powder coating sounds pretty great. I love the fact that it is so durable and long-lasting. I’d really like getting my bicycle frame to get powder coated so I wouldn’t have to get it done again after!

  5. This is so amazing.Nowadays people are going for more environmental friendly product so great to know that powder coating is environmental friendly.Powder coating gives an elegant look and its long lasting.Thanks for sharing this article.

  6. I’ve always wondered how metal was treated to be water-proof without releasing dangerous chemicals, so thanks for sharing this. I like your point about how cars and bikes are treated like this. I can see how this would prevent these items from rusting outside.

  7. That is interesting that powder coating is a process of applying decorative and a protective finish to a variety of materials. That is something that I think I would love to have when it came to my car rims. It would be really nice to have car rims that looked really nice and were protected from stuff that could damage it.

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