How Durable is Powder-Coated Metal?
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.
Advantages of Powder-Coated Metal
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.
Maintaining Powder-Coating Equipment
Powder-coated metal surfaces are relatively low-maintenance. Cleaning with mild soap and water is typically sufficient to maintain their appearance. In the event of damage or wear, powder-coated surfaces can be touched up or recoated.
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