Powder coating refers to the process of electrostatically applying pigment onto a surface. Over the years, it has become a popular alternative to painting metallic items over with wet paint. If you have metallic components around your home such as fencing, balustrading and more, you should consider opting for powder coating if you would like to add a pop of colour on them. Here are some of the different reasons to choose powder coating on your metallic items over painting them.
Powder coating is highly efficient
One of the main benefits of powder coating is the efficiency it provides the painting process. Typically, all that is involved during powder coating is electrically charging dry pigments so they can electrostatically adhere onto your preferred surface. This minimalistic approach to painting eliminates an array of products as well as processes used in wet painting such as the inclusion of solvents, designating a flash-off time, making use of catalysts and more. Additionally, powder coating does not require any drying or curing time, unlike wet paint that needs to remain undisturbed for a period. This makes the entire powder coating process much more efficient than wet painting.
Powder coating provides you with even consistency
Another benefit of powder coating the metallic items in your home is the even consistency this process affords you. The film thickness applied onto your preferred surfaces is determined right at the start. Once you know how thick you would like the layer of powder coating to be, only one application is required to create a uniform coating on your items. This even consistency in one application prevents the occurrence of a range of problems such as dripping paint, sags in the paintwork and a myriad of other irregularities that comes about with multiple layers of paint application.
Powder coating is an ecofriendly alternative
If you are looking to paint over a large surface area, then you should consider an alternative that will have the least impact on the environment. What some homeowners do not realise is that wet paint is not environmentally friendly due to the volatile organic compounds that are contained in it. During painting, these volatile organic compounds are released and gradually pollute the environment. Powder coating, on the other hand, does not contain any volatile organic compounds. As such, the process causes less air pollution when compared to wet painting. In addition, any remaining powder can easily be recovered once the paint job is complete and reused. This ensures minimal wastage.