The recent craze for DIY projects has brought about a renaissance in furniture revival. Having grown tired of out-of-the-box furnishings, people are looking for ways to express their personal style within their living spaces, and one of the best ways to do that is to take an old piece of furniture and restore it.
If you’ve recently discovered a unique item that you’d like to breathe new life into in the Nanaimo area, you need to bring it into the Powder Coaters to get it resurfaced. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of powder coating furniture and show you how to get your piece powder coated.
- What are the benefits of powder coating furniture?
- What types of furniture can be powder coated?
- How do I get my furniture powder coated?
- What colours are available at the Powder Coaters?
What are the benefits of powder coating furniture?
Powder coating may seem like an unfamiliar term to most people, but you likely own an item that has been surfaced using this process. Invented over seventy years ago, powder coating has been used in the manufacturing industry for decades. These days, powder coating is used to finish a wide range of products from microwaves to automotive parts. This extensive use has occurred due to the many advantages powder coating provides.
Unlike solvent-based paint, a powder coat is applied using electrostatic energy. The item receiving the coat is connected to a grounding wire and the powder itself is given a negative charge within the applicator gun. The powder is forced out of the gun by air pressure and it is magnetically drawn to the grounded item. This attraction makes it possible to build up a much thicker coat when compared to traditional paint.
Once the coating has been applied, the item is transferred to an industrial oven where it is cured at a temperature of 200 degrees C (390 F) for 15 -30 minutes. Exposing the coating to high heat bonds the particles together into a skin that will protect the item for years to come.
What types of furniture can be powder coated?
Powder coating uses electrostatic energy to apply the coating, therefore metal objects are ideal candidates for powder coating. There are countless examples of metal furniture out there, but some of the most common items include outdoor patio sets, shelves, tables and chairs.
How do I get my furniture powder coated?
If you have a piece of furniture that you would like to powder coat, the first thing you should do is get a hold of our customer service representative at the Powder Coaters and set up an appointment. When your time comes, bring in your furniture and we’ll inspect it to see if it is suitable for powder coating. Once we have determined if it qualifies, we will help you choose an appropriate color, and then we will proceed with applying the coat and curing the item. After the process is complete we will contact you and let you know that you can come in and pick up your furniture.
What colors are available at The Powder Coaters?
The Powder Coaters is a fully stocked powder coating shop. This means we have a wide array of colors available. With 265 color options in stock, we offer the largest supply of in-house colors on Vancouver Island, and we have access to over 20,000 custom colors, so you can rest assured that we can provide you with the color required for your project.