Custom powder coating solutions for Edmonton
We are committed to providing high-quality, professional powder coating solutions to our customers in Edmonton, Calgary, and Central Alberta. Our coatings come in a variety of finishes and a wide selection of colors depending on your requirements. Contact us today to get a free quote!
Besides looking great, the benefits of powder coating are huge. It’s applied in a thicker finish, giving you unsurpassed durability against the weather, dust and scratches, and corrosion. It’s available in a multitude of colors and finishes, meaning you can be assured it will look exactly how you want it to. And with powder coating, you can get some amazing special effects applied to your product, so you can look great and be protected against whatever life can throw at it!
Though powder coating does boast a considerable number of benefits, there are some disadvantages to using it.
Less coating control: Because of the way it’s applied, it’s very difficult to achieve an exact thickness. It may even create unlevel areas on a product, which affects the overall texture. If the coating is applied wrong, the whole process needs to start again.
Difficulty matching colors: Some products require a thinner coating. The problem is, when the coating is thin, what’s underneath will shine through, so you have to make sure the pigment matches the base color.
Powder coating is a dry finishing process that uses a polymer resin powder to coat the material. The coated object is then heated and cured in an oven to provide a rock-hard finish. The final result is a more durable, tougher finish that will outlast conventional paint and give you ultimate protection against chipping, fading, scratches, and wear and tear.
To get the best possible finish, the product needs to be properly prepped. This is possibly the most important part of the whole process as it determines how well the coating will adhere to the surface as well as how long it will stay on without needing touchups. We first like to do a thorough inspection of the product followed by a good hard clean with degreaser and/or phosphate rinse. We finish that off with a good water rinse, flushing away all dirt and debris. Then we begin the coating process using a spray gun. After that, the powder is cured to the maximum hardness, giving you an impressive finish that will last a long time.
Powder coating finishes are found on thousands of objects and product you interact with on a day-to-day basis. It protects the toughest machinery from chips and scratches, abrasions, and chemical contact. Compared to conventional paints, powder coating will last a very long time and is more resistant to fading or cracking as a result of extreme weather conditions, impacts, corrosion, and ultraviolet light.
Because of its incredible durability, powder coating is much more resistant to rust than conventional liquid paint. However, it doesn’t last forever – nothing does – meaning it can crack and open up the potential of moisture and water penetrating the coating, causing rust. If this happens, we can repair it. Contact us today to find out how!
Though typically metal is what most think of when it comes to powder coating, the reality is almost anything can be powder coated, from glass bottles to ceramics. Hockey masks, sinks, signs, lawn furniture, golf clubs, motorcycles, car rims – all these things can be powder coated. Our powder coating services in Edmonton can handle any job of any size.
Yes, powder coating will last considerably longer than conventional liquid paint, but the longevity of it will depend on a few things like:
Any of these can be a factor in how long the coating lasts. If, for example, you plan on leaving it outside, season after season without shelter, the finish will diminish quicker. However, if you take the necessary precautions, your powder coated material will last for a very long time.
There are many coating choices available when it comes to powder coating in Edmonton, including:
The various powders mentioned above have different characteristics. If you need guidance choosing the right one, please get in touch with us today to discuss your options.
If you’re debating whether it’s better to use paint or powder coating in Edmonton, there are a few things to consider.
When thinking economically, the main benefit of powder coating is definitely its cost. Because there is less waste, roughly two thirds of the intended amount is used. With paint, the opposite is true, and almost two thirds of the intended amount is wasted.
The leftover powder spray can also be collected and put to use on the next project. Not so with conventional spray paint. Most of the waste from paint is spread into thin air if it fails to hit the target the first time, meaning there is just no way to collect or conserve it.
Conventional paint usually contains toxic solvents and volatile chemicals that can be harmful to the person applying it. Compared to powder coating, which contains polymer powder that is free of toxins, spray painting is the least healthy coating you can use.
And while you are required to use PPE when applying both coatings, the process for powder coating is generally cleaner and free of health-related issues.
The eco-friendliness of powder coating extends well beyond the ingredients themselves. The powder is comprised of non-toxic polymer that is environmentally friendly and emits zero greenhouse gases, whether used or unused. And because the powder can be collected and reused, there’s less waste and less burden on the landfills.
If you’re in Edmonton and want to discuss your powder coating options, get in touch with us today for a free quote. We can help guide your decision and get your product looking its best with a custom powder coating solution.