Working with product coatings for the first time can come with its fair share of questions. Not to fear, that’s completely normal! Here, we’ll explore a few of the most commonly asked questions about powder and liquid coatings, as well as their answers. Let’s get started.
What Is Powder Coating?
Powder coatings are professional finishes that are typically created using urethane, polyester, epoxy, or a combination of these three substances. Each individual substance or a mixture of the three creates a protective coating that can be used on a variety of surfaces. The final product looks a bit like paying, but it offers a much more consistent appearance and finish. The processing time for powder coatings is also much faster than it would be for traditional paint. And since powder coating is baked onto whatever surface it’s applied to, there’s no need to worry about peeling or chipping.
Is Liquid Coating Similar to Powder Coating?
The similarities between liquid and powder coatings end with the fact that they’re both methods of protecting surfaces with a coating. Liquid coatings, rather than being baked onto the surface they’re intended for, are sprayed, rolled, brushed, hand-applied, or even poured onto their intended surface. While this might seem like paint, the reality is that these coatings are much more protective and the application process is much faster than traditional liquid paint application.
How Long Do Powder Coatings Last?
With the right preparation, application, and powder coating product, it’s possible for a coating to last for multiple decades with minimal maintenance on your part. If you want to get the most out of your powder coating, it’s important to make sure you’re working with an experienced team. A coating company that has years of practice applying and perfecting powder and liquid coatings is going to be a huge asset in making sure your coatings stay intact for years and years to come.
Whether you’ve invested in powder and liquid coatings before or you still have questions, our team is here to help you out. For all of your powder coating needs, don’t hesitate to contact Professional Finishing today.