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General Care for Your Powder Coated Materials

Posted on: May 12th, 2017 by byersbushblog

What is one of the best options you can consider as a protective coating for metal patio, yard structures, and other similar materials? Based on all available options, powder coating has been proven as one of the best options to deliver general care for various types of materials. This is because it is considered as one of the most durable coating solutions available today with the process remaining virtually chemical-free. This means that it is great for the environment as well as the people around it. So let’s explore how we can provide general care for powder coated materials.

Preventing Coating Damage

One of the most important things to remember when working with powder coating is to be able to preserve the metal coating by protecting it against wear and tear that is normally brought about by aging. So avoid slamming the metal together or against other materials. For tables and chairs, do not drag or drop them when moving them around. Using decorative elements as a protective cover for lawn furniture and similar items will serve as an additional level of protection. If you have deck hand railings as well as brass spiral staircases, make sure that heavy items do not drag against them or clinked along its sides.

Protection against the Elements

Powder coating solution is commonly used with outdoor furniture. This is because powder coats are considered more durable compared to other powder coating solutions. However, this does not mean that the powder coated metal furniture should just be left outdoors to face the changing and brutal weather conditions.

With the ever changing weather conditions that we experience today like whipping winds, heavy snow, and extreme heat, it is not surprising that metal furniture becomes degraded easily. The thing is that these changing conditions can happen within the course of a year. So this means that your metal furniture can have a shortened life span. This is why protecting patio and deck furniture with coverings becomes necessary. The covering should be made from weather resistant material so that it will be strong enough despite being exposed to the elements. When extremely harsh weather happens, it is best to store your outdoor metal furniture first to protect it from damage.

Regular Cleaning

Just like almost everything else, doing regular cleaning will help. This is true even for powder coated materials. Do not be afraid that the powder coating may be worn out by the regular cleaning. On the contrary, regular cleaning can help improve its protection and extend the life of the coating. For example, if you live near salt water, regularly cleaning powder coated outdoor furniture can help ward off rust and corrosion and unnecessary degrading of the coating.

Cleaning as a preventive maintenance is quite easy to do. You can begin by hosing down the metal furniture or structure with plain water. You can then wipe it down with a clean sponge using a non-abrasive liquid detergent diluted with warm water. It should then be rinsed thoroughly with plain water. You can choose to air dry it under the sun or wipe it down with a clean, dry cloth.

Refinishing the Pieces

Another way to properly care for powder coated materials is to refinish it. The great news is that the powder coating finish can last for a significantly long time, which means that refinishing does not have to be done often. Usually only after a couple of years or so. This is also a great solution in restoring old materials or updating its look to have that brand new appeal. Refinishing metal is done by sandblasting it before applying the powder coat to ensure that the old coating is removed as well as clean away rust, corrosion, and other damage to the metal.

Contact Byers Bush Powder Coating to provide you with more information as well as high performance powder coating services to help deliver general care against corrosion for your materials.

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