Ways Powder Coating Is Superseding Painting

Reasons to Have Your Decorative Metal Fence Powder Coated

If you're revamping your home with a beautiful custom tubular metal or wrought iron fence, you'll need to consider how to finish the metal. One option is powder coating. This process involves spraying a dry mixture of pigments and resins over objects, which are then baked at high temperatures, melding and fusing the powder to the metal to create a smooth decorative finish. Consider the following reasons to use this technique for your fencing. 

Wide Range of Colours

With powder coating, you'll have an endless choice of colours and variations. Pewter, silver, gold, bronze, maroon, grey, green, and yellow are a drop in the ocean of what's available. You'll have many versions and shades of each hue, with many nuances even of white, for example. Thus, you'll be able to fine-tune your fencing to your home's facade and other metal detailing around the property.

Protective Cover

The powder coating process leaves an attractive, hard colour film over your railings and metalwork that is resistant to chipping, flaking, and fading under the hot sun. The benefits don't stop there, though — this film also protects your steel, aluminium, or wrought iron from rust. Aluminium and stainless steel are two metals that naturally fend off rust, but other types of steel and iron are susceptible. Even with galvanised steel which has a protective zinc layer, you can add a powder-coating cover over the top for more resilience and protection.

Low Maintenance 

Fences typically cover vast expanses, and the last thing you might want to do is to spend many weekend hours maintaining the structure. Powder coating can resist all the natural elements such as rain, hail, sun, and snow. It doesn't demand much care besides a wash with a hose or cloth if it gathers debris. 

Environmentally Friendly

You can relax knowing that you're using a process that is kind to the environment. Unlike many liquid paints, powder coating doesn't use harmful solvents. When painting with liquid paint, solvents create the right consistency for the resin and pigments to stay on the surface being decorated. As the paint dries, the solvent evaporates. In contrast, a powder coating company uses an electromagnetically charged powder mixture that clings to the object, before baking melds it to the metal. Thus, no damaging solvents are required.

Powder coating creates an ideal protective layer for metal fencing. You'll have many colour choices, with many shades and hues to consider. Additionally, the hard coating will protect your fence and require scant maintenance. Moreover, it is less noxious to the environment than some alternatives. Learn more by contacting a local powder coating company.