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Metal pieces, especially those used outside, are going to see their fair share of abuse. Whether it is from the elements, general use or some heavy bumps and bruises, the surface will get beat up over time. Powder coating your metalwork is the best way to give it great color that will stand up to whatever it encounters. Since an oven bakes the powder coating onto the metal during the curing process, it creates a thicker coat without running, as you would see with a liquid exterior paint. With the right powder coating supplies, you'll have your metalwork's finish sealed and protected.
Apply color finishes that will last with powder coatings
A quality powder coat will give metal surfaces a great new look that is tough enough to handle wear and tear as well as exposure to the elements. You can find powder coatings in glossy, matte and even glitter finishes. Along with being durable, they are extremely environmentally friendly. Powder coating materials emit little to no volatile organic compounds and are energy efficient to use.
One of the keys to getting the strongest powder coating possible is applying the powder to an extremely clean surface. Any oils or dirt will keep the coating from adhering to the surface on which you're applying it. Before you start spraying down a piece of metal with the coating, you should give it a thorough sand blasting. Along with cleaning the surface, your sand blaster will give the surface you're going to powder coat a good texture. This will help the surface hold more of the coating, so you won't have to use as much coating as if you were spraying it onto a smooth surface.
Applying powder coats is far less time consuming than standard painting. Once you're done sand blasting your surface, you can apply the coating. Since the coating is already thick, there's no need for any kind of primer. The electrostatic application process allows you to get even coverage on unique and complex shapes without wasting any, as you would with wet paint that would drip and sag.
Another advantage to using powder coatings is their ability to be used on almost any material. If you plan on doing major vehicle renovations, having powder coating materials is essential to any mechanics auto body supplies kit. The durability of a powder coat is perfect for vehicle body panels. Since your car is going to be out in the elements most of the time, you'll want a coating that won't fade quickly after a few months in the weather.
A coating that looks good and can stay that way when faced with heavy wear and tear is worth the money. The right powder coat will last you far longer than standard wet paint jobs and will take you half the time to apply. Sears has the powder coatings to bring any worn out looking surface back to life.