Three Unexpected Materials to Powder Coat

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Rows of powder coated paneling in a spectrum of colors. Powder Coating is a fantastic way to lay down a hard, colorful, even surface. It is used to protect heavy industrial equipment and can also be used to improve parts on cars, bikes, lawn furniture, and so much more. But metal isn’t the only thing that can be powder coated. Here are three other materials that can receive the benefits of a nice powder coat: Continued

How to Maintain Your Bike

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Whether you ride your bike to commute, relax, or hit the trails, it is an important part of your life. Keeping it in good shape will not only improve its lifespan but also your riding experience. Here a few tips on maintaining a smooth ride:A woman cyclist repairs her mountain bike in a forest at dawn. Continued

Powder Coating and Your Car

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Powder Coating may not be what comes into your mind when you think about your car, but maybe it should be. Your car is an extension of you and your personality, and powder coating can really help that personality and life shine through. Powder coating the body of a car isn’t usually recommended, because it’s more expensive than regular paint, and because powder coating is slightly thicker than paint. This makes fitting the pieces all together a little bit more difficult. Just because you can’t use powder coating on the entire body of your car, though, doesn’t mean that you can’t use powder coating to customize your ride. Continued

Top Seven Powder Coating Pins on Pinterest

There are so many different things you can do with powder coating, and people are coming up with new powder coating projects everyday. We went to Pinterest for some inspiration, and we were pleasantly surprised by some of the most popular powder coating projects on Pinterest. Here are the top seven powder coating projects on Pinterest, to help inspire you on your next project! Continued

Restoring Decorative Metalwork Antiques

Iron fenceOf all the art forms out there, metal is the most enduring medium you can choose. Metalwork is a beautiful fusion of science, craftsmanship, and pure grit. In order to form metal art, one must have a familiarity with the different base metals and their various strengths and functions. In addition, you must have the tools and technology needed to work the metal. Lastly, you need to have a keen eye that can work around the intractability of the metal, to communicate an aesthetic with clear, direct lines. Continued

A Brief History of Decorative Metalwork

ancient metal jewelryMetal is the strongest substance the world has to offer. There’s a reason that the different ages of civilization are specified by the metal used (i.e. Bronze Age, etc.) Metal has the power to transform societies and rearrange dominance. Metal is mined from the ground, smelted into its purest form, and alloyed as needed to create a better, stronger texture. Continued

5 Differences Between Powder Coating and Paint

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powder coating vs paintWhen customers are doing initial cost-comparison shopping, it can be difficult to know what the real difference is between powder coating and paint. After all, while powder coatings have been around for a while, it’s only recently started being a part of the common vernacular. Industrial items from playground equipment to fire extinguishers are usually powder-coated, but it rarely occurs to us to use the same option when we’re working on our own projects. Here are 5 of the primary differences between paint and powder coatings: Continued

Go Greener with Powder Coatings

You probably already know that powder coatings are one of the longest-lasting and most durable options for coating your decorative, industrial, and mechanical materials. However, did you know that powder coating is also the most eco-friendly option out there? Our unique, cutting-edge technique bypasses the use of harmful compounds and chemicals, recycles materials, and prevents touch-ups.

Because of its eco-friendly nature, powder coating is an especially useful option for materials that will be in contact with food, structures that are often used by children and animals, and large-scale industrial projects that must be in compliance with the EPA’s standards. To learn more about the eco-friendly benefits of powder coatings, read on! Continued

Spend More Time on Your Porch This Spring

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Spring is here! And that means that we’re all being gradually lured outside with the milder weather and warm sunshine. Do you have a patio at your house? Patios, porches, decks, and other outdoor living spaces give us a chance to enjoy the great outdoors without leaving the comfort of a nice chair. It encourages us to slow down and watch a sunset while having a relaxing conversation with our loved ones.

If you’re considering creating or sprucing up an outdoor living area, here are some tips for your project: Continued