Albuquerque Powder Coating Finishes

Powder Coating Finishes

Powder coating is just like liquid paint, only better.   While powder coating is more economical and environmentally-friendly than traditional liquid paint, it has the same range of colors and finishes as its rival. Additionally, depending on what’s being powder-coated, you can choose a finish that will protect your objects over a long time. Powder coating […]

What types of things can you powder coat?

What can you powder coat?  Well, pretty much anything, as long as it can withstand high temperatures.  What Can Be Powder Coated?   Typically, any metal object that can hold the electrostatic charge needed to affix the sprayed powder and can tolerate the high heat levels of the curing process. Mild steel, galvanized and electroplated steel, aluminum, […]

What is Sandblasting?

Before anything can be powder-coated, it must be sandblasted. Sandblasting is one of the most effective ways to shape, strip, or smooth a surface of any foreign materials. It’s similar to rubbing something down with sandpaper, but provides a more even surface, including in the nooks and crannies.  Sandblasting is like a high-octane sandpaper. A sandblasting setup usually […]

Albuquerque Powder Coating Basics

Powder Coating 101

Powder coating is the application of an organic powder to metal using electrostatic attraction. The powder is then heat cured to a smooth hard finish. Let’s take a quick look at how the powder coating process works. Sandblasting First up, the product that is to be powder coated needs to be sandblasted. Sandblasting helps remove […]

Albuquerque Powder Coating and Rust Prevention

How to Prevent Metal Corrosion

Is corrosion a fact of life for all things metal? It doesn’t have to be. Corrosion is the deterioration of metal caused by a chemical reaction of metal with its environment. Exposure to various climates can also lead to corrosion. All metals can corrode, especially if the metals in question are not protected. But corrosion […]

Albuquerque Powder Coating vs Liquid Paint

Powder Coating vs. Liquid Paint

Powder coating is engineered to have several advantages over traditional liquid paint. Here are just a few key benefits of using powder coating over liquid paint.   Reduce VOC Emissions Powder coating eliminates air and water pollutants that are produced by solvent paint, helping reduce emissions. They don’t require solvents or thinners for mixing or […]