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How Powder Coating Works

Posted on: May 1st, 2014 by byersbushblog

Powder coating is a new alternative to traditional finishing methods that involve paint, and has a few advantages that have seen it become a new favorite among those in the know about metal industry coating techniques.

Why choose powder coating?

  • Efficiency: Powder coating utilizes a dry base material, rather than starting off wet and eventually drying out like traditional paint methods. This means the overall process is quicker, but also means that the material can be reused if it misfires, until the finish is perfect, unlike paint, which is stuck on its intended object, regardless of the quality of the finish.
  • Durability: Powder coating is designed to cover its intended object with a far thicker coating than that of paint, in a fraction of the time; this means powder coating lasts much longer than traditional paint methods.
  • Even coverage: The overall quality of a paint job is entirely subject to the skill of the applicator. Powder coating is supplied with an electrostatic charge, ensuring a perfectly even coverage all over.

How does it work?

If you think powder coating could be the right solution for you, but want to learn a little more about the process in order to remain convinced, here’s a beginner’s outline of how it works.

Powder coats are applied with a gun. The gun will be fitted with a rod that applies a charge to each powder particle which passes through.

This charge will ensure that each particle is repelled from the next one, but will attract it to the object that is meant to be covered.

This prevents the particles from clumping on top of one another and creating an uneven finish, but ensures that the particles make their way straight to the object they intend to cover.

This prevents unnecessary wastage and, if coating an adequately prepared surface, will take less time than traditional methods to produce a far superior finish.

Finishing off

Once the initial coat has been applied, it needs to be set. This is done with a process called curing, which involves heating the powder coating so that it melts, and bonds as one.

Once the powder has been sufficiently melted, the object will be removed from its heat source and left to cool to room temperature. This leaves the coated object with a resilient, even coat that, if looked after properly, will last for years to come.

If you’d like to learn more about powder coating, or work in the metal industry and have need for the services of a professional powder coater in the Ontario area, contact Byers Bush Powder Coating Inc.

We have been providing powder coating and sandblasting services in Toronto, Concord, Hamilton, Brampton, Oakville, Ontario for more than 40 years.

We are known for providing high-quality finishes and doing so with a quick turnaround time and excellent customer service.

Our experienced and qualified team has the expertise that you need in order to achieve a perfect powder coated finish.

Before we coat your item, our team will inspect it.  They will check the condition of the item, and decide what needs to be done to prepare the item for powder coating.

To find out more about our services, call Byers Bush Powder Coating Inc. at or contact us at 905-625-4334.

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