Old fashioned wet painting is a thing of the past! We now POWDER-COAT all of our work.
After every job is completed, it is sandblasted to the raw metal and then chemically washed before going into a huge oven at over 350 degrees. This allows the pores of the steel to open up and release impurities that might otherwise be trapped under the coatings to come. This process can take anywhere from 15 minutes to a half an hour depending on the size and thickness of the steel.
Following that, the work is coated with a rust- preventive primer and returned to the oven for another thirty minutes for jelling in preparation for the final powder coating application.
Powder coating is an advanced, state-of-the-art method of applying a decorative and protective finish to your iron work. The powder used for this process is a mixture of finely ground particles of pigment and resin that is sprayed onto the iron work after it has been electrically charged.
The positively charged powder adheres to the negatively charged surface of the steel until being returned to the oven once again to be heated and fused into a final coating. This can require as much as an additional thirty minutes for curing.
The result is a uniform, durable, high quality and attractive finish that resists rusting & fading and extends the life of your railing before refinishing or painting is necessary. Color selection is virtually unlimited with high and low gloss levels, metallics and textures available.
The automotive industry uses powder coating on wheels, bumpers, hubcaps, door handles, decorative trim and accent parts, truck beds, radiators, filters and numerous engine parts. Powder coatings are also used as primer surfacing and an anti-chip coating on hoods and body panels.
The architectural and building market powder coats aluminum extrusions used on frames for windows, doors and modular furniture. Many highway and building projects use powder coating on light poles, guard rails, signs, posts and fencing.