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Archive for June, 2015

Benefits of Powder Coating vs Spray Painting

Posted on: June 30th, 2015 by byersbushblog

When comparing the cost of a good powder coating service to a couple cans of spray paint it can be pretty tempting to go the spray paint route to save money. Unfortunately spray paint simply doesn’t have the professional appeal that a powder coating does, and it doesn’t do its job of protecting the product underneath as well either. (more…)

Should I Paint over a Powder Coating Finish

Posted on: June 28th, 2015 by byersbushblog

Whether you get a new powder coated product in a finish that you don’t like, or some of your powder-coated equipment is getting old and the finish is finally starting to wear, it can be tempting to try to paint over top of the coating as a cheap solution to your problem. While it is possible to paint over the coating you’ll only be weakening the product and leaving it open to potential corrosion or chipping problems later on. (more…)

Screening over Powder Coating for High Contrast Finish

Posted on: June 26th, 2015 by byersbushblog

If you’re paying to have an item of yours powder coated, you can enhance it further by adding in some screen printing as well. While powder coating is a premium service that costs quite a premium to have performed, screen printing is actually quite affordable and makes a nice accent to the undercoated layer. (more…)

Professional vs DIY Silk Screening

Posted on: June 25th, 2015 by byersbushblog

Silk screening isn’t that difficult of a process when you are adding color to a simple surface such as a t-shirt or some other small flat object. If you’ve seen some of the simple screening operations that are used for such items you might be considering handling this sort of work at your own shop, and that could be a major mistake depending on your circumstances. (more…)

Is Sand Blasting Worth the Expense?

Posted on: June 23rd, 2015 by byersbushblog

Sand blasting is a relatively affordable way to prepare materials, but it’s not the most affordable solution out there. Some people prefer to grind, sand or treat their equipment themselves before paying to have it painted or powder coated. They do this to save some money and believe that they can achieve the same level of results as sand blasting can, or that the preparation isn’t that important to the final results. (more…)