5 Easy Ways to Restore an Old Bike

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old vintage bikeVintage style bikes are always on-trend, and it isn’t too difficult to find a used bike that can become as good as new with just a few simple restoration techniques—just check a local thrift store, garage sale, or neighbor’s shed. Bike restoration is a highly complex field of its own, and there are entire books written about bike restoration; but even if you are not a bicycle expert, there are some simple things that you can do to make your old bike look like new. Here is a quick look at five simple bike restoration techniques for you to try on your old bike. Continued

Things You Can’t Powder Coat

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things you can't powder coatPowder coating can give materials a colorful yet durable finish that is weather resistant, water resistant, and even abrasion resistant. There are many things that you can powder coat, the most common material being metal, but you can also powder coat some plastics, glass, some wood, and MDF. However, not all materials can be powder coated. Read on to learn what you can’t powder coat. Continued

Powder Coated Items You Already Have

AddressYou may think that powder coating is a process that’s limited to industrial materials and power tools. It’s true that thanks to its durability, it’s a favorite for coating and sealing items that get used hard every day. However, it’s also incredibly versatile. The truth is, you’ve probably seen many examples of powder coating around you every day, and simply never noticed.

Here are a few common items that you’ve probably seen around your household that are powder coated.

Your House’s Address Numbers

That’s right, it’s usually powder coating that we depend on to keep your address strongly defined to your visitors. Powder coating has lots of options for color and texture, which means that you can customize it according to the color scheme set for your home’s exterior. Once they’ve been powder coated, the color and shine holds up to the ravages of weather. Continued

Protect Your Pet with Powder Coatings

Naughty puppyMost of us don’t think twice about the harmful chemicals that can threaten our pets’ health and safety until their fur starts falling out.

The most common toxin that pet owners experience as a danger is paint, finish, and other decorative coats that we put on items that surround our animals. Household toxins are a concern for everyone, but they can be especially dangerous for your pets. The added problem is this: unlike humans (well, adult humans, anyway), animals have a tendency to chew on, or lick, any surface available. You may find your cat gnawing on Christmas tree lights, or your dog chewing the fence. Birds tend to bite their cage bars and rodents are infamous for their munching tendencies. Continued

A Fresh Coat of Powder for Your ATV

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Couple outdoors on an ATVSummer’s here again, which means that most of us are feeling the call of the great outdoors pulsing through our veins. It’s the perfect time to go exploring, hunting, fishing, and hiking. Do you have an ATV that helps you get out into the deep woods and open spaces?

ATVs can be used for fun or function. But in either case, for many people their ATV is their baby. It’s the most fun toy you own, and the perfect tool for any adventure. But we have a question for you: does your vehicle stand out? Does it look like YOU?

Maybe it’s time to think about a fresh coat of powder. Continued

How to Make Your Patio Furniture Last Longer

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Cozy Patio Furniture on Luxury Outdoor PatioHaving beautiful patio furniture in your yard can make the summer months more enjoyable.  It’s quite fun to lounge back after a long day watching your kids play in the yard, or host an outdoor barbecue and actually have somewhere for your guests to sit.  While outdoor furniture is sturdy and built to last, it does wear down over time.  In order to combat that, here are few tips and tricks to help your patio furniture last as long as possible.   Continued

9 Things to Powder Coat Today

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Powder Coated FlamingosWhat can you powder coat?

There are so many things that you can powder coat, the better question is “What can you not powder coat?”  While the most common thing to powder coat is metal, you can powder coat nearly anything that is electrically conductive and can withstand the powder coating process.   Below are 9 things that you can powder coat, but there are many more options! If you have an idea for a custom project, feel free to contact us. Continued

A Look at Different Powder Coating Types

Photo background of colored powder

Powder coating isn’t a cut and dry science; rather, it is a complex realm involving many different types of resins, crosslinkers, flow aids, pigments, and more. Here is a look at the many different types of powder coat that are out there.

There are two major types of powder coating: thermoplastic and thermoset. Here is a look at each, along with the different types you’ll find under each category. Continued

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