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Powder Coat brings More Durable Protection than Paint Does

Posted on: August 17th, 2016 by byersbushblog

Many professionals today rely on paint to protect their materials and equipment. These are the guys that often paint their items themselves to help protect against weathering. While there is nothing wrong with doing this, and it is more helpful than leaving the items exposed, it often isn’t as good as powder coating them would have been.

Down below are all the major reasons that you should consider powder coating your equipment instead of painting it.

Thicker Protection

When a powder coat is applied to objects it’s generally much thicker than paint is. That is good for a number of different reasons. It means that even if the outer layers of the coating are scraped off, the lower layers will still remain in place and offer protection to the object. Over time when paint would have had breaks an openings, a powder coat would remain more solid and reliable.

A Harder Coating

Paint is relatively easy to scratch and scuff. If you ever have accidentally run your key along your vehicle, or rubbed up against a light post or another object while driving, you know exactly what I’m talking about. While paint looks good on the surface, it just isn’t that hard.

A powder coating is harder and more difficult to scratch away. Sure this means that it is more prone to cracking and breaking than paint is, but it also means that during standard impacts and regular rubbing the exterior will hold up better than paint would. That will help keep your item looking new and fresh over the years, while it would have already begun looking worn with the paint.

Improved Rust Prevention

Since the coating is thicker, harder and more complete it protects against rust more effectively overall. That means the protected items can be used in damp conditions more frequently without fear. After all they are designed to hold up to moist conditions well over time.

Long Term Protection

A good solid powder coat is more likely to last longer than paint will. That is because after a few years paint begins to flake away and fail, especially when used outdoors. Powder coats will last for years longer before it begins to have those issues, at least when it is applied by a professional that knows what he is doing.

While there are plenty of advantages to a powder coat, there are a few disadvantages as well. For instance, you have to work quite a bit harder to replace a powder coat than you do paint when the time comes to protect your equipment once again.

This means that you will have to pay a professional a bit more money to do the work. Paint is also more resistant to chipping and cracking because it is a bit softer, which helps it in major impacts.

Whether you paint an item or have it powder coat really depends on your needs and what you are trying to protect. There are plenty of good reasons to go with either type of coating, but if you want one that’s going to hold up against normal use for longer, and that is going to offer rust protection more reliably, a powder coat is likely the way to go.

There is a lot to like about that type of coating and it’s worth your time to have the work done and really improve the protection that your object benefits from. Just be sure that you go to a reputable company to have the work done, otherwise you risk ending up with a coating that fails prematurely, and that’s not a good investment at all.

Contact Byers Bush to get your materials powder coated with the quality powder coating than paint does in covering your materials from rust attack and gets your materials looking good and new all the time.

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