What is Powder Coating? 

Powder coating is a durable finish that’s resistant to weather, corrosion, and chemicals. Powder coating is a color finishing technique that gives a smooth finish and a higher level of durability than liquid painting, and can be used on a wide range of products and components. 

Unlike paint, which uses solvents to adhere to the surface of the object, powder coating is applied electrostatically using a powder gun that passes compressed air over an electrode. The powder has a positive charge, and it’s attracted to the negative side of the component being coated. The process is quick and efficient, allowing manufacturers to finish more parts in less time. At Pro-Fab, we offer powder coating finishes for all our custom-made metal products. 

Powder Coating Purposes 

Powder coating is a cost-effective option with great durability and quality. It’s also environmentally friendly, reducing waste and opening up a wider range of finish options. Plus, the uncontaminated and undamaged powder overspray can be collected and recycled for future applications, reducing waste. Powder coated finishes are also easy to maintain, no special cleaners are needed, and a simple wipe-down with water will keep the finish looking great for years to come. 

The application and curing processes used in powder coating create a high-quality finish that is unlike any other paint available on the market. The finish is resistant to moisture, chemicals, and dirt, making it a long-lasting, durable option that’s ideal for any application. Plus, the application process is much less time-consuming than liquid paint, so we can help you get your project finished more quickly and efficiently. It’s also a safer option for workers to use, as it doesn’t release any harmful solvents or VOCs during the spraying process—making it easier to comply with environmental regulations. 

Powder Coating Benefits 

One of the biggest advantages of powder coating is the ability to create a unique look. You can mix powders to match any color, add textures like wrinkles or glitter, and choose from a huge range of finishes from high gloss to matte. Powder coating is also durable and easy to maintain as it is resistant to chipping, scratching, and corrosion, and can be cleaned easily with regular soap and water. 

The powder coating process is environmentally friendly. It does not use any solvents or dangerous chemicals and produces little to no waste. Powder coating can be used in any industry that needs a durable finish for metal products. For example, manufacturers use it for racks and other store fixtures, while schools and universities often use powder coated furniture. You may also see it on your daily products at home or work, including lawn or garden equipment, dishwasher racks, light poles, and fencing. 

How Long Does Powder Coating Last 

The lifespan of powder coating is dependent on a variety of factors such as environmental demands, impact, and wear and tear. If expertly applied, most powder coats can expect to last up to 40 years. 

This longevity is attributed to the strength of the electrostatic bond between the powder and substrate, along with adequate pre-treatment. This may include sandblasting, shot-blasting, or chemical stripping to remove corrosion, rust, scale, and dirt prior to the powder coating process. 

Contact Pro-Fab for Manufactured Powder Coating 

Pro-Fab offers custom-fabricated metal products, with the option of powder coating finishes. Pro-Fab uses the latest technologies and highest quality standards, supported by superior customer service to provide each customer with a finished product that meets or exceeds expectations—all from our shop in Bosque Farms, New Mexico! Explore some of our previous designs, and if you don’t see exactly what you are looking for, contact us to create a customized design to suit your facility!