Because powder coating is a relatively new method of decorating and protecting items, many people are still unsure about what it is and why it is beneficial. In their minds, painting and powder coating produce the same results, and because painting is often less expensive, it is the more logical option. While going with the cheaper option would be reasonable if the two items were identical, in this case, it is not the most logical course of action because powder coating offers many unique benefits that painting does not. For those of you who are still on the fence about whether to paint or powder coat their vehicle, furniture, or other items, here is a brief introduction to what powder coating is and the benefits it provides. Continued
The Power of Personalization
It’s well known that there is a transformative power to paint. A new, fresh color on the walls of a living room, cabinetry, or a thrifted piece of furniture can completely change the way we look at an object. It can change our feelings toward it, it can even change our mood. Sometimes the average paint can be enough of a game-changer, and can give you the personalization you’ve been looking for, but what if you’re looking to take it up to a whole other level? Continued
Colors play a larger role in our lives than we may be inclined to think. Sure, we know they’re nice to look at and understand that colored things are much more appealing than black-and-white, but there are deeper meanings to colors that we usually don’t realize or understand. The science of color psychology is relatively new, but studies have already shown that different colors affect us in different ways. If nothing else, it’s interesting to read about, so in order of the colors of the rainbow, here are some fun facts about colors.
The final finish on a product should be beautiful and functional. However, when it’s something that needs to endure high levels of heat, we also want to make sure that it will continue to be beautiful and functional over time, whatever temperatures it has to withstand. Continued
The time of year when it’s not exactly winter anymore, but it’s also not warm enough to spend copious amounts of time outside, is a hard time of year. This is the time of year where we often get an itch for home improvement projects, but most home improvement projects aren’t really attainable in February. You can, however, work on a few DIY projects indoors. One of our favorite powder coated DIY projects, is a powder coated DIY accent table!
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Powder coating has a variety of applications, and it can be used to give your home a fresh new look without spending much money. Here is a look at some things along the front of your home that you can powder coat in order to give them new life. Continued