About Powder Coating
Hornsby Steel provides powder coating for projects of all sizes. Our custom-built powder coating booth and oven allow us to powder coat a large volume of parts at one time, resulting in shorter lead times and competitive pricing.
Whether your powder coating needs are for ornamental gates, handrails, wheels, automotive parts or something else, our team’s experience ensures your project is done right the first time. Our trained professionals provide premium service at a cost-effective rate and treat each project like our own.
Why Powder Coat?
Powder coating produces amazingly durable finishes with significant advantages over traditional wet paint with regards to resistance to abrasion, corrosion, scratching and chemicals. Powder coated colors stay bright with less fading, and color selection is virtually limitless, with high and low gloss, metallic and clear finishes available. Texture selections range from smooth surfaces to wrinkled or matte finishes, and rough textures are available for hiding surface imperfections. Thick coatings can be achieved quickly and efficiently.
Powder coating contains no solvent, emitting negligible, if any, polluting VOCs into the atmosphere. The coating process starts with our multi-stage cleaning process, which begins with a steam cleaning wash with an industrial strength cleaner to remove any dirt, surface rust or grease. We then apply a surface sealant that prevents surface corrosion. Additionally, we use a zinc primer to add an additional layer of protection.
Our powder is a mixture of finely ground pigment and plastics, which is sprayed onto the surface being coated, where it adheres electro-statically until heated and fused into a uniform coating in a curing oven. Powder coating can be applied to virtually any type of metal, as well as many other substrates, including glass and ceramic.
If you’re interested in seeing the benefit of powder coating on your material, contact us today for a sample.