Perfect-It Powder Coating and Media Blasting has decades of powder coating experience, serving the Sacramento area from our location in Rancho Cordova since 1995.
What Is Powder Coating?
Unlike paint and other solvent-based coatings, powder coating is a dry powder that is applied electrostatically, in a powder coating spray booth. A spray gun gives an electrostatic charge to the powder coating particles, which then are attracted to the grounded substrate being sprayed.
The components being powder coated are then cured, usually in a special powder coating oven. During the curing process, a chemical reaction takes places in the coating particles, resulting in long molecular chains, creating high cross-link density. This is where the powder coating coalesces into a protective coating, and bonds to the substrate.
The end result is a hard, durable coating. For metal surfaces, powder coating is usually more hardwearing than paint. Many people prefer powder coating to paint, because it is also more environmentally-friendly. Powder coating is usually used to coat metal surfaces, though advances in technology also also powder coating to be applied to some non-metallic substrates like plastics and medium-density fiberboard (MDF).
Common applications for powder coating include industrial machinery, household appliances, automotive parts, motorcycle parts, wheels and rims, electronics casings, awnings, and metal panels.
Advantages of Powder Coating
Powder coating has many benefits compared to other coating methods. Here are some examples.
- More durable than paint. Resistant to chipping, scratching, fading, abrasions, rust and corrosion.
- Finishes are uniform thickness without runs.
- Better for the environment than paint. No solvent, fully recyclable, less waste.
- Attractive finishes in a variety of colors and textures, unique effects are possible.
- Powder coating is resistant to chemical solvents.
Perfect-It Powder Coating and Media Blasting has decades of powder coating experience. Here are some of the most popular applications for powder coating.