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What is Powder-Coating Painting?

If you have been looking into your window joinery, you may have noticed the term powder-coating. In fact, your joinery itself may be powder-coated. Let’s explore what is meant by this and how it can affect your window joinery. 

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What is Powder-Coating Painting?

If you have been looking into your window joinery, you may have noticed the term powder-coating. In fact, your joinery itself may be powder-coated. Let’s explore what is meant by this and how it can affect your window joinery. 

What is Powder-Coating Painting?

As you might expect, powder-coating painting is a way to “paint” your window joinery. In fact, it can be used on any metal surface. However, powder-coating does not use paint. Instead, it is comprised of substances like epoxy, polyurethane, and polyester that are combined with curatives, pigments, and other modifiers. 

Powder-coatings are applied by spraying them on metal surfaces. In fact, there is a chance that some of your kitchen appliances have a powder-coating. When applied, the dry powder covers the metal while an electrostatic results in it adhering evenly to the metal’s surface. 

Once a powder-coating has been applied to a metal, heat is used in order to cure it. The metal is typically heated above 200 degrees Celsius, allowing the powder to melt and settle on the surface. It ultimately becomes a thick, shiny coat. 

Benefits of Powder-Coating

There are a number of reasons why powder-coating is used including the following:

  • Many Colour Options. The ability to mix the powder ahead of time means many different colours can be easily created. 
  • Strong. In addition to creating a thick surface, powder-coating also keeps the properties of its components, providing greater protection against weather. 
  • Sustainable. It is typically seen as a very sustainable method of “painting” as it does not contain toxins or substances harmful to the environment. 
  • Quick. The process of powder-coating can be done rather quickly and requires only one application as opposed to several coats of paint. 
  • Smooth. The process of applying powder-coating means that there are no concerns about drips, bubbles, or uneven surfaces. You will have a smooth coating. 

The Drawback to Powder-Coating

While powder-coating has many benefits, its biggest drawback is that it fades fairly quickly. In fact, you can count on powder-coating to show significant fading in as little as five to ten years. In areas with a lot of rain, this can occur even faster. 

Thus, if you have powder-coated aluminium windows, you may have noticed that they have begun to fade. Fortunately, you do not have to live with this end result. It is possible to restore powder-coated aluminium windows. 

Take a look at the results of some of our projects to see what Restore and Recolour’s restoration process can do for your powder-coated aluminium. We provide high quality, affordable service. If you want to do something about your faded powder-coatings, contact us for a free quote. 

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