Powder coating is a popular process that can be used to add a layer of protection to many different materials. It’s often applied to metals and plastics, but it can also be applied to fibreglass, wood and concrete.

This article will take a look at some of the pros and cons associated with powder coatings so you can decide if this is right for your project.

Pros: Powder coating can provide a strong, durable finish that will last for many years. This is because the powder particles form to create an impenetrable barrier against corrosion and other elements.

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While this base coat may wear over time, there are always more coats of paint available should it be necessary.

Powder coating also has great adhesion with metal surfaces as well as plastic – even if they have been previously painted or processed in some way.

It’s important to note that not all plastics work when coated with powder – vinyl or polyesters don’t do well at all under these conditions so the process would need to be re-thought for those materials before trying again. 


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