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Powder Coated Metals – Care & Maintenance

December 01, 2023 3 min read

Powder Coated Metals – Care & Maintenance

Powder coating refers to process of dry coating a metal with a powdered finish. The dry-powdered finish is derived by an evaporating solvent. This powder is electrostatically applied to the metal and then cured under heat or with ultraviolet light. 

Powder coating produces a robust and enduring coating for metallic articles, lasting for years without much wear and tear.

Powder coating is the perfect choice for a multitude of items, from furniture to appliances such as fire features, planters as well as water features. It is the ideal choice when you want the durability and sturdiness of a metal but also want the appliance to match the vibe of your place and amplify the overall beauty of your space.

Benefits of Powder-coated metals

Benefits of Powder coating on metal

Durable and Long-lasting

Powder Coated Metals are designed to be more durable than paint, providing resistance to chipping, scratching, fading, and colour change. The finish is both strong and attractive, offering superior performance that can withstand the test of time.

Extremely water resistant

Powder coated Metals are non-porous i.e., not allowing liquid or air to pass through it. The powder coat acts as a barrier against water and air. Non-porous quality of powder coat prevents peeling or flaking off of the finish over time as compared to paint, and require less maintenance than galvanizing.

Aesthetically Appealing

Any appliance, including fire features, planters and water features constructed of Powder coat metals are available in various colours, textures, and sheens to choose from. This makes the appliance look regal and you can customize them with the finish that will complement the look of your space making it aesthetically appealing.

Cost-effective

Powder coating is more cost-efficient than painting and galvanising. The process requires less material and labor to achieve the same finished product, making it the preferred choice for many projects.

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Powder coated metal - Care and MaintenancePowder coating care and maintenance

Regular Cleaning: Keep it tidy by cleaning the surface regularly. Doing this will ensure the powder-coated surface stays clean and gleaming, and also keep mould and mildew at bay. In case of outdoor use, we recommend cleaning the surface every 3-4 months.

Cleaning Gently: To maintain the quality of your powder-coated surface, use a soft cloth and regular soap or a non-abrasive polish, to clean it. Clean the surface gently and carefully to prevent scratching the finish off the surface. using a stiff-bristle brush to scrub the surface can cause scratches which damage the metal.

Avoiding Abrasive Cleaners: We do not recommend the use of harsh and abrasive cleaners on powder coated surfaces. Using harsh chemicals or cleaning solutions that contain abrasives may result in damage to the powder coated finish on the metal. This may lead to chipping or removal of the coating.

Fixing Scratched or damaged Surface: Gently sand areas that become scratched or damaged. using steel wool to clean powder-coated surfaces should be avoided. Then apply a new layer of powder coat. This will ensure the surface's durability and extended life.

Keep the powder coat surface clean and dry: It is always a good a idea to not expose powder coated metals to water or direct sunlight for long periods of time, especially when not in use. Keeping the surface dry is always beneficial to the metal. We recommend using covers for your fire features or water features.

How to Clean Powder Coated Metals

Things you need to clean the powder coated surface:

  • A soft cloth
  • A mild cleaning solution/non-corrosive cleaning product

Cleaning the powder coated metal is a simple process.

  • Clean the surface of the powder-coated product with the help of the non-corrosive cleaning product using a cloth. We recommend using a soft micro-fibre cloth.
  • You can also use a mild soap or household detergent diluted with water instead of the cleaning solution.
  • Wipe off the excess solution with the cloth
  • Rinse the surface with water
  • Allow the product/appliance to dry.

Summary:

The powder coated finishes look great on a lot of products including scuppers, fire bowls, water bowls and fire tables. Powder coating not only the makes the metal more weather-resistant, but also gives a refined finish to the metal. A lot of natural elements can affect the look and finish of the powder-coat especially when it is left outside. You can ensure the beauty the product for a long-time by just following some quick and easy steps for powder coating care and maintenance.

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