We all have those objects in our home that have seen better days, but for one reason or another, we can’t bring ourselves to part with them. They may be sentimental objects or just ones that we loved when we bought but are now looking a bit tired. So what can be done to help them?
Depending on the type of object, the solution to bring them back to their best can vary. Today we are going to take a look at a few different household objects and examine how powder coating can help breathe some new life into them.
What is powder coating?
If you don’t know what powder coating is, we thought it might be a good idea to explain before we go any further. This is a process which was once used primarily for industrial manufacturing but has since expanded to other areas.
Powder coating is a way of applying dry paint powder to metals which creates a really durable and even finish. Using a paint gun containing an electrode and powered by compresses air, paint particles are sprayed onto a metal object. Thanks to the electrode in the paint gun, and the target object being earthed, there is a difference in charge between the paint and its target which helps attract the paint to the metal and further helps to strengthen the bond between the two. Once fully coated the metal object is placed into a curing oven which helps secure the paint to the metal and creates the durable paint coating. So which household objects can benefit from powder coating?
One of the most common items which can really benefit from powder coating is a radiator. Not only can powder coating help give a radiator a fresh coat of paint, but it can actually improve its performance.
We all want our radiators to give out as much heat as possible without having to run them for too long or too high, and powder coating can help here. By powder coating a radiator’s surface, you give it an excellent new finish and improve the emissivity. This is the measure by which surfaces are judged based on their effectiveness to emit energy as heat. A surface which has been powder coated has a higher emissivity than a shiny surface such as chrome or unpainted metal. For this reason, if you have an old radiator in your home, powder coating it can help give it a new lease of life.
Metal garden furniture
There are few things nicer than sitting in a garden on a sunny summer’s day having a few drinks or some food and enjoying the weather. However, for some of us, this can be made harder to enjoy because of the garden furniture quality.
If you don’t have the space to store your garden furniture inside during winter months, you can often be left relying on covers to protect your chairs and tables when the weather gets bad. No matter how good these covers are, they can never fully protect your garden furniture, and with metal furniture, this can cause problems. Paint can be cracked, and the metal can start to rust.
By powder coating garden furniture, not only is the metal better protected but the paint is significantly stronger than traditional paint. Powder coated paint is far less likely to crack or chip because of cold weather and you can feel confident you’ll have garden furniture you can enjoy all year round.
Industrial style furniture
Inside your home you may have some furniture with a more industrial look and feel. With reclaimed furniture and reused materials becoming more prevalent in our homes, it can sometimes require a touch-up, while maintaining its industrial feel.
As with traditional paint, powder coating can come in a wide variety of colours and finishes, including metallic. This can allow industrial furniture to maintain its feel and characteristic while being protected with a fresh coat of paint.
Similarly, if you have metal or painted door handles in your home, powder coating can help bring them back to their best. Door handles, although you may not think about it, take a lot of wear every day. If they are painted, they can chip through continual contact with rings, leaving them looking tired. By powder coating them you can give them a strong coat of paint that can be matched to your interior colour scheme while also protecting them for years to come.
Hopefully, the areas highlighted above have shown you that powder coating can really help bring a variety of tired household items back to their best while also protecting them for the future. It should be said that while anyone can go and get a tin of paint and attempt to repaint garden furniture or a door handle, powder coating is a specialist process which requires experience and the correct equipment so reach out to providers in your local area, and they should be able to help you.
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