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Powder coat your hand tools

Posted on: July 15th, 2014 by byersbushblog

Powder coating is a process really gaining speedy traction in the finishing world, and with good reason: it’s resilient, durable, attractive and eco-friendly.

As a result, many people are looking for new applications for this miracle finishing technique, by identifying items that need to stand up to stress or challenging environments.

One such set of items are hand tools, which will not only benefit from a durable finish, but could look great with a little bit of customized color!

With that in mind, here’s a little guide to powder coating your hand tools, whether you want them to withstand stress, or whether you simply want them to look good.

Step One: Pretreatment

The pretreatment stage is usually the one that gets neglected the most, but anyone looking to really reap the benefits of a powder coated surface really ought to think again if they’re feeling lazy about this first step.

A solid pretreatment is the key to a great final finish and anyone looking to skip this stage does so at their own risk.

The first step of the pretreatment process is a simple clean. Hand tools tend to develop residue buildups, so they need a good clean to remove grease and grime.

Once this is done, the surface needs to be sanded so that the powder coat can adhere to it properly. The quickest way to do this is with a sandblaster, which will even out the surface in preparation for the coat. Once this is done, another quick rinse with a power washer will leave the surface well and truly ready.

Step Two: Coating

Now your hand tools are ready to be powder coated. Always set the sprayer according to the manufacturer’s instructions and prepare to quickly coat the tools.

The sprayer works by applying an electrostatic charge to the powder allowing it to evenly coat the hand tools.

Step Three: Curing

The final stage in the powder coating process works to bond the coat to the hand tools and set it to offer added resilience and durability.

This should be completed in a professional curing oven, and done according to the manufacturer’s directions, again.

Once this stage is complete, you’ve got some personalized hand tools that’ll be able to resist more than ever before!

If you’d like to learn more about powder coating your hand tools, contact Byers Bush on 905-625-4334 today.

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