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

A Quick Guide to Residential Exterior Styles

Redoing your house’s exterior is a big undertaking. However, it can also be a great opportunity to give your home a new look and an exciting new feel. If you’re planning to do some work in the future, here are some of the most popular residential styles today, and the characteristic elements that can help you make them a reality for your home.

Whether you’re just doing a touchup, or creating a whole new style for your home, keep powder coating in mind for your exteriors. Any aluminum or other metal used for siding, decorative elements, or fencing for the porch or garden can be coated with powder instead of paint in order to create more vivid colors, weatherproof finishing, and chip-proof exteriors. Continued

5 Everyday Things You Had No Idea Were Powder Coated

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There are a lot of everyday household products that you use that you probably assume are painted, when they’re actually powder coated. This just goes to show that powder coating has so many different uses, more than you would think. Here are five things you had no idea were powder coated.

Thumbtacks

These look painted, but that would be incredibly time consuming and tedious. Powder coating thumbtacks makes the job a lot easier, and the coating is much more durable than regular paint would be.

Microwaves

The reason the inside of microwaves are powder coated is because the polymers inside them don’t heat up, which means that it’s not unsafe to use, like paint would be. Powder coating is also non-toxic, meaning your food won’t be contaminated!

Cribs

Powder coating is totally kid and baby friendly, making it ideal for cribs, baby toys, strollers, and anything else that you use to interact with your child everyday. Babies love to chew on anything they can get their hands on, and paint would be highly unsafe if your child was to ingest it. Powder coating is so durable that even the sharpest of babies teeth won’t mark up the coating, meaning your baby stays safe!

Your Bathroom Scale

Anything that is going to be regularly withstanding weight needs to be durable. Especially something that’s going to spend it’s whole life on the floor of your bathroom. Bathroom scales get pushed around and kicked, as well as being stepped on often. A powder coat keeps your bathroom scale looking new long after you’ve purchased it, and keeps it from getting dinged and damaged from spending so much time on the floor.

Fire Extinguisher

Although we always hope there will never be reason to use our fire extinguishers, if the need ever arises, we need them to incredibly durable and heat resistant. Using anything else on the surface of your fire extinguisher would be useless, either melting or getting too heated up. A powder coating keeps your fire extinguisher harm free, so you don’t have anything extra to worry about.

These are only 5 of the many things you interact with on a daily basis that are powder coated, that you probably assumed were painted. Powder coating finish can improve almost any product, and is so many more places than you’d think. You probably have at least ten items in your home that are already powder coated!

Powder Coat Your Kitchen

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A lot of people think of powder coating, and think it only belongs outside. And while it’s true that there are a lot of purposes and uses for powder coating outside, this idea limits you on what you can do with your home! Many items in your house could benefit from a powder coating finish.

 

Transform the steel in your kitchen

 

To give your kitchen a really sleek look, powder coat steel countertops. Try a white powder coating next to your dark stained wood cabinets. Or powder coat your steel cabinets red to compliment your black marble countertops. If you have beautiful white granite countertops, consider getting stainless steel barstools, and powder coat them white to match your counters.

 

Powder Coating isn’t just for metal

 

You can apply a powder coat finish to wood as well. This opens up a world of possibilities in your kitchen. Painting your wooden cabinets is a time intensive product, and for the time that you have to put into it, the time it takes to wear off is disappointingly quick. Powder Coating is a much more durable alternative. Not only will your cabinets look stunning in whatever color you choose, but you can rest easy knowing that they will continue to look like new for a long time.

 

Reinvent your appliances

 

Despite your kitchen appliances looking shiny and modern when you purchased them years back, they’re starting to look a little dingy. Or perhaps you’ve never been able to invest in appliances that match. Your fridge is white, your microwave black, your dishwasher is somehow stained despite being stainless steel, and your oven range has chipped paint and looks unappealing. Powder coating is an easy solution to make all of your kitchen appliances match, no matter their age or manufacturer. This is especially true if you’ve always dreamed of having boldly colored appliances in your kitchen, like bright red or powder blue. It can be hard to find the appliances you want in the colors you dream of. Powder coating makes it more than simple to have the bold kitchen you’ve always wanted.

 

If you’re looking to start small, a great option is to powder coat all of the handles on your cabinets and drawers. This will make them durable and stain resistant, and your kitchen will be completely unique and customized, even with such a small upgrade.

 

There’s no reason not to bring powder coating into your home! It’s place is in the kitchen just as much as it is in your backyard.

Adding Pops of Color to Your Wedding Decor

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bright wedding flowersDo you want to have a wedding that is bright and full of color? Planning a DIY wedding gives you the opportunity to truly customize your decor and feature colors that fit your desired color palette. Here are some ways that you can add color to your wedding decor—in a way that fits your exact color palette. Continued

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