Benefits of Powder Coating

  • It’s highly durable.
    Powder coating is more resistant to chipping, cracking, scratching, wearing and fading than any other finish.
  • It looks great. 
    Powder coating is available in over a thousand colors and many different texture options. Colors stay bright and vibrant longer with a smooth and uniform finish.
  • It’s environmentally friendly. 
    Powder coating is a pollution-free process that uses no volatile organic compounds. There is no harm to the environment, and powder coated surfaces are nontoxic.

What is Powder Coating?

Powder coating is a free-flowing, dry powder applied electro-statically and then melted in a cure oven to create a uniform, durable, high-quality and attractive finish. Powder coating has excellent resistance to corrosion, heat, impact, abrasion, fading from sunlight, and extreme weather. Color selection is virtually unlimited.

part preparation

Our system uses a phosphate power washing rinse that will remove dirt, dust and exterior oil. This will not remove oil from internal surfaces and weld joints. Oil will cause 'bleed out' on the metal, which may cause imperfections and dark stains on the powder. We cannot be responsible for any oil that comes from internal surfaces, so please be sure it has all been removed.

Powder coat does not 'fill in' like wet painting. When powder is cured, it will follow the contour of the metal. If there is pitting or surface imperfections, this will show up in the final finish. If we see a possible blemish, we will notify you (but cannot be responsible if we miss it). Please be sure your parts are ready for the finish coat when they arrive here.

  • All small and medium parts need to have a hole for hanging.
  • All large items that cannot be hung will be placed on a special dolly. This may cause a mark to show up on the where the part is set on the dolly. This is unavoidable.
  • Please remove all items that hold oil (bearings, bushings, etc...).
  • All items should be down to bare metal.
  • All parts must be free of rust, glue, tape, marks or weld splatter.

Notes for railing and gate makers

  • Please ensure all rail top caps have weld splatter balls removed. These will be noticeable after the powder coat is applied and can lead to early corrosion.
  • It is advisable to weld all the way around the pickets. This will minimize areas which may not accept powder coating.
  • If you are unsure about where to place a hanging location, please call us -- we would be happy to assist!


Pretreatment Options

Sandblasting removes the surface layer of metal and creates a rough surface that helps the powder adhere better. This method also removes surface rust and helps smooth out heavy pitting from old rust. Sandblasting is typically used when there is rust or paint on the part which must be removed prior to coating.

Phosphate Pressure Wash uses a 5000PSI spray wand system with an iron phosphate injection to clean oil, dirt and other particulates from the metal. The pressure wand helps remove the particulates while the phosphate rinse etches the metal. This etching process helps to make the powder coating adhere better to the part.

Cleaning Powder Coated Parts

The best way to clean your powder coated parts is to use warm soapy water. Liquid dish soap works well. You should never use harsh cleaners, such as Greased Lightning®, acid, methyl ethyl keytone and acetone. There are many more chemicals that will cause damage to the coating, so please read all warnings and instructions for the cleaners that you use. If you are unsure if your cleaning chemicals will cause damage, feel free to call or email us and we can help you choose a safe cleaning product.

It's Green!

Powder coating is an environmentally friendly process that uses no volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), unlike solvent-based wet paint systems. Our powder coating protocol exceeds all EPA standards and is a safe and clean finishing alternative to toxic chemicals. With powder coating, there is no offgassing (the release of chemicals into the air through evaporation, usually detected by the harsh chemical smell when the paint is drying). This means there is no danger to the environment or to humans who come in contact with powder coated surfaces. This is especially important for applications where the parts will be in close proximity to people or animals. Additionally, unused or over-sprayed powder can be recovered, so waste is minimal and can be disposed of easily and safely.