How Durable is Powder Coated Metal?

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Powder coated metal provides a durable finish to equipment that can last for decades. Unlike painted metal surfaces, powder coated metal can remain intact and rust-free for up to 20 years. Powder coating is resistant to chemicals, corrosion, and weathering.

 

The powder coating process is completed in three steps, starting with cleaning the metal surface. That is followed by one coat of special powder that is electrostatically adhered to the metal. The final step is to bake the item to set the powder coating, creating a very hard, durable finish.

 

The benefits of powder coating include a flat, even surface that never produces drip lines. Powder coated equipment has a thick, highly durable finish that outlasts painted metal. Powder coating is also more efficient than painting, as a paint booth wastes a lot of paint due to overspray. It can also take multiple coats of paint, but powder coating is complete with one solid coat. Because of the specialized electrostatic booth and infrared oven, it can cost more than painting, but the powder coated finish is built to last for indoor and outdoor applications.

 

Learn more about how Midwest Metal Products provides quality finishing and painting for your equipment order.