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Powder Coating

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Powder coating is a popular technique for architectural metal finishing—highly valued because it creates a thick and durable layer of protection for metal surfaces. It works by applying an electrostatic charge to the surface of the metal item, then blasting it with small particles of a thermoplastic or thermoset polymer. Thanks to the electric charge of the metal, the dry powder material is attracted to the surface, forming a powerful bond. Our team at Certified Enameling, Inc. then bakes the item in one of our ovens to cure the surface, in order to make it as strong as possible. The result is a metal finishing that is among the most durable and scratch resistant available.

To get started with our powder coating services, contact us online or at (323) 264-4403 today!

Benefits of Powder Coating

Powder coating offers benefits that other metal finishes like Kynar®, liquid paint, and anodizing don’t. As a full-service coating company, we can help you determine if powder coating is the best choice for your architectural or commercial project.

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Four benefits of powder coating:

  1. Nearly impervious to scratches, chipping, and other types of damage, including damage due to the elements—allowing for long-lasting and beautiful results.
  2. Outstanding gloss retention.
  3. Highly customizable, with a wide range of colors, finishes, glosses, and textures, including the popular hammer tone finish.
  4. Can be applied to a variety of architectural materials, including: column covers, curtain walls, sheets, sun rooms, formed paneling, extrusions, ornamental metals, skylights, automatic doors, composite paneling, formed windows, vents, louvers, sunshades, and more.

Before we begin the powder coating process, we will thoroughly pretreat your metal, using either an Alodine chrome phosphate pretreatment or other cutting-edge solutions to ensure results that are beautiful, long-lasting, and highly durable.

Contact us online or at (323) 264-4403 today if you are considering getting started with our powder coating services!

How Long Does Powder Coating Last?

One of the reasons powder coating is becoming so popular is because of its durability and ease of application. The period of application to being completely cured only takes 30 minutes, which makes it a great option for projects with tight deadlines. Additionally, powder coating is known for its strength and can last anywhere from 15-20 years.

Is Powder Coating Only Applied On Metals?

Today, the uses for powder coating continue to grow. In addition to making metal pieces beautiful and unique, we can also apply powder coating to wood and glass products as well.

Thermoplastic VS. Thermoset Powder

When heated, a thermoplastic powder coating, which is typically thicker and more durable than thermoset powder, will become soft and liquid-like, thus eliminating the need for chemical bonding. This also makes thermoplastic powder coating reusable and reversible. Due to this, it is more expensive than thermoset powder.

Thermoset powder coating, on the other hand, forms chemical bonds once it is cured, rendering it impossible to recycle. Because of its inability to melt due to the chemical bonds, it's best suited for high heat areas.

We can discuss your project with you and help you determine whether thermoplastic or thermoset powder will work best.

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If powder coating seems like the right choice for you, contact Certified Enameling, Inc. We have nearly 50 years of industry experience and one of the fastest turnaround times in the business. Call us at (323) 264-4403 to request a quote and to learn more.

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