Tips and FAQS
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Care of powder coated finishes

Powder coated surfaces require routine cleaning to remove dirt and grime. This will ensure the decorative and protective properties of the coating are retained. The frequency of such cleaning will depend on many factors but should be carried out every six months. In industrial and coastal environments, cleaning should be carried out more frequently, paying particular attention to areas not normally washed by rain. The best method of cleaning is by regular washing of the powdercoated surface with a soft cloth or sponge, using nothing harsher than normal bristle brushes with a solution of warm water and mild detergent. Surfaces should be rinsed with fresh water after cleaning to remove all residues. Do not use strong solvents such as lacquer as they will damage the coating.

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FAQS

What is powder coating?

  • Powder coating is a type of protective and decorative coating that is applied to metals (such as aluminium and steel), electrostatically as a dry powder and then cured in an oven. The curing process heats the dry powder allowing it to flow and form a tough solid film. Powder application does not require a solvent and is VOC free making it a less hazardous coating with environmental advantages.
  • To get the very best result, powder coating has to be done on a clean surface. The paint has to be totally stripped off by either sandblasting, soda blasting or with chemicals prior to powder coating.

Can you powder coat over powder coat?

Yes, we can recoat but there are no guarantees on the finished product.

How much will it cost?

Our pricing structure is based on volume, technology and the choice of colour used. We are able to give you an approximate price over the phone. Once we see the product on site, we will be able to give an exact price.

How long will it take?

Popular colours are run weekly. We endeavour to meet your deadlines. A 24 hour turnaround is available at an additional cost.

What is your oven size?

Up to 4.5 mtrs L x 1.2mtrs w x 2.0 mtrs h

Do you sandblast on site?

No. We use reputable sandblasters locally.

Do you have touch up paint?

Yes we carry an extensive range of touch up paint, cold Gal primers, Etch primers and Plastic primers.