Powder coating is a beautiful and durable finish when it is done right.
Consider the 5 following steps:
1. Excellent Surface Preparation
The following steps are important for adhesion of powder coat…. blasted/ sanded, washed down, and prebaked.
2. High Quality Powder
Powder has a shelf life and need to be used within one year. It also needs be stored in a cool climate or it can deteriorate very quickly.
3. Proper Coverage
The thickness of the powder applied is very important…. too heavy or too light will both cause problems.
4. Attention to Detail
A close inspection of the item before moving to the oven is required to make sure everything is evenly coated.
5. Proper Curing Temperatures
As powder coated items are baked, the base metal needs to reach a certain temperature and remain there for a specific time in order for it to cure properly.