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Is Powder Coating Right for Your Metal Post Cap or Deck Part?

Powder coating is typically used for the coating of metals, such as aluminum, steel or iron fencing. The dry finishing process uses finely ground particles of pigment and resin which are electrostatically charged and sprayed onto the fence or decking part to be coated. These parts are electrically grounded before the spraying begins. That’s to make sure that the charged powder particles projected at them adhere to the parts and are held there until melted and fused into a smooth coating in the curing oven.

Powder coating provides several benefits. The look is a uniform high quality finish that is durable and resists scratches, cracks and chips. Because the dry process doesn’t use solvents as liquid paint does, this finish only releases a small amount of VOCs into the air, and unused power can be recovered to reduce waste. Powder coating products are typically less expensive than other finishes, and they’re resistant to corrosion while the color tends to last longer and experience less fading.

Overall, powder coating is less toxic, less wasteful and a better value than other options. If you’d like to discuss whether powder coating is the right finish for your outdoor project, give us a call. We know Island Post Cap products inside out, and that includes options for finishes that will bring a beautiful added touch at the right price. Call 800-555-3694 to discuss the right options for your fence, deck or landscaping project.