What Is Powder Coating & How Does It Work?

What Is Powder Coating

Powder coating is a process that creates vibrantly colored, durable wrought iron pieces. It involves the use of a dry powder, which is applied to an electrostatically charged surface. With just one pass, the powder provides a thicker coating than paint would offer in just one application. This offers a high level of protection from the elements and normal wear and tear.

Why Powder Coating Works

Powder coating sticks to specific surfaces and creates a durable covering, reducing the chances of scratches, chips, and other impact damage. This coating doesn’t work like paint and doesn’t need to be touched up. The color and protection both last a long time, and they won’t fade in harsh environments. Making this a good choice for Las Vegas homes and businesses.

You See Powder Coating Everyday

Many items are powder coated, and the process has become so common that most people don’t stop to consider whether something they use has this or if it has been merely painted. But for protecting your items, powder coating is the right choice.

Several Industries Use Powder Coating

Outdoor security options like gates and fences aren’t the only places where this kind of coating can be very useful. There are also some industries where various types of coating are used. This is used to protect important parts from the elements, but it also helps keep moving parts lubricated in high-friction machinery. This helps keep machines running better, and longer.

  • Aerospace
  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive

Different Powder Coatings Have Different Uses

Thermoset and thermoplastic coatings are both powder coatings, but they have different uses. One is not better than the other, it is just a matter of what you are using it for. We encourage you to tell us how you plan to use your wrought iron so that we can help you make the best choice for you.

Thermoplastic Coating Is Very Versatile

The thermoplastic coating has a variety of important uses that protect several commonly used items. It’s this type of coating that is usually used in manufacturing settings due to its slickness and flexibility. Thermoplastics can take a lot of damage before they wear out, so they are used in places that you might see every day.

  • Playground Equipment
  • Dishwasher Racks
  • Pipes
  • Light Poles

Durability Is The Name Of The Game With Thermoset Coating

Thermoset coating is the kind you would typically see on gates, fences, security doors, and other items made from wrought iron, as well as shovels and outdoor lawn decorations. It can take very high heat, which makes it perfect for withstanding those hot Las Vegas days. There’s also a great range of colors and textures, giving you lots of options. Thermoset coatings are extremely durable and sturdy, so you can love your wrought iron piece for years to come.

The Powder Coating Process

The process of powder coating involves several steps. We take great care to make sure that each wrought iron piece that we coat with powder is done perfectly. When all of those steps have been completed, the surface is protected for the long term.

  • First, blasting is used to remove any contaminants.
  • After blasting the item is pretreated to prepare the surface for the coating.
  • Next, primer is applied to help the coating stick properly.
  • Masking is used to protect anything that shouldn’t be coated.
  • The powder coating is applied to the surface for protection.
  • After the coating is applied, curing makes the coating as durable as possible.

Get the Information You Need for Quality Powder Coating Options Today

Ready to protect your wrought iron fences and other items from the elements? Reach out to Artistic Iron Works today for all your powder coating needs. We hope you will come in and feel the difference yourself.

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