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3 Things You Should Know About Powder Coating

North Texas Powder Coating Applicators

Atlas Protective Coating is proud to offer powder coating services all over Texas. Powder Coating is a type of dry coating that is often used to finish industrial equipment. It is also utilized for things around the home, such as lawn furniture, tables, fencing, and most metal surfaces. You should know a few things about powder coating before deciding if it is right for you.

1. How Does Powder Coating Work?

Powder coating is made up of several elements. This includes resin, curing agents, additives, pigments extenders, and flow modifiers. All of these elements are needed to protect the surface and give it a finished and polished look.

Unlike paint (which uses adhesive), powder coatings need an electric charge to work. As the powder is ionized, it attracts to the surface and is cured around 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and then it hardens. This chemical process is what gives powder coating its strength and durability. 

When it has cured, the bond is solidified and allows more layers to be added to increase the thickness of the finish. An increase in thickness gives your surface more protection and a longer-lasting coating.

2. Durability & Longevity

When it comes to durability, powder coatings have you covered on almost any surface. Once the chemical bond has taken place and the coating has attached to the surface, it protects better than paint. Best of all, powder coatings can be used on machinery and household items that you want to be protected. It can also hold up to moisture and chemicals, and in extreme weather conditions. It can resist corrosion and other signs of wear and tear, such as abrasions, scratches, and chips in the coating.

The lifespan of powder coating depends on several factors, including the type used, the preparation used, and the surface environment. Most powder coats last anywhere between 15 to 20 years. However, if the items are in outdoor environments or exposed to UV lights, the coat can break down faster. The different coatings also have different lifespans, so it is crucial to ensure the proper type of coating is applied to your surface to give it the most extended lifespan.

3. Powder Coating’s Many Advantages

Powder coatings are one of the most cost-effective and durable finishes you can use, and best of all, it is also environmentally friendly. The powder is reusable and recyclable, and it can also be reshaped when needed. There is also less waste with this type of finish. When using paints, you often have overspray and can waste up to 70% of the product with powder; the waste is 5% or less. Powder coatings also do not require solvents and release very little VOCs into the environment.

In addition to being environmentally friendly, they are also safe to use. While you still have to wear the proper safety equipment, the health risks are minimal compared to other options such as paint.

Not only does powder coatings give your surface a polished look, but it also repels moisture, chemicals, and other harmful materials. It is easy to clean and keeps your surfaces looking neat and clean. 

Finally, while the upfront investment can seem kind of steep, the money you save over time by having your items powder coatings is lower than most finishes. It requires fewer materials, and with little to no waste, it just makes sense to use a powder coating over paint.

For All Your Powder Coating Questions

Powder coating is an excellent choice for many industrial businesses and homeowners. It can be used on various surfaces and materials, and when you combine that with the durability, lifespan, and other advantages we listed, it makes sense. 

If you have any other questions about powder coating and if it can be used on your surfaces, give us a call. The team at Atlas Protective coatings would be happy to help you. We can be reached in the office or on our website. 

Categories Powder Coating Services

Restoring Outdoor Furniture Will Save Time & Money

Restoring Outdoor Furniture with Powder Coats

Your patio and outdoor furniture have it rough. Extreme weather, pests, sun damage, wear and tear only scratch the surface. While fixing it yourself with spray paint or other at-home methods can be taxing and time-consuming, getting professional services could help save you money in the long run. Let’s talk about why you need to consider APC Patio Perfect for your patio service needs in the Denton, Texas area. 

Powder Coating

Powder coating is great for restoring and protecting your outdoor furniture. Powder coating differs from the typical liquid coating options found at home improvement stores because it does not require a solvent. By applying the powder coating electrostatically, the finish is hard and tougher than conventional paint. On top of this, the harder finish is more durable, weather-resistant, and rust-resistant. 

Before the coating process, our team will sandblast the item we’re restoring in order to ensure the item is clean. Coating a dirty piece of furniture means that dirt, debris, and pests get locked into the coat. That’s why we carefully inspect each item before coating them for material defects, weak weld areas, and metal fatigue. If we notice any defects or repair needs, we can help ensure the furniture is repaired or replaced. 

Color Matching

When the warm months come around, you want to enjoy your patio with your friends and family. Avoid having your patio furniture looking old and damaged with APC Patio Perfect. We offer a robust color matching system to help you find the right color for your outdoor furniture. 

The RAL color chart provides you with an in-depth look at the colors available to you. Offering over 200 colors, the RAL makes it easy to find the color you want for your furniture or fencing. For added comfort, approved RAL products are difficult to imitate, so you know you’re getting the real thing. 

Custom Cushions and Slings

Unfortunately, it’s not just your metal furniture that needs some refurbishing. Your cushions, slings, and strappings may need some work as well. APC Patio Perfect offers custom cushions and sling replacements to match the new look of your outdoor furniture. 

These custom cushions and slings can match the new color of your outdoor furniture. Not only will this save you time searching far and wide for matching colors, but it can also save you money on new outdoor furniture sets. We offer pick-up and delivery services so you don’t need to leave the comfort of your home for your restored furniture, new cushions, and new slings. 

Save Yourself Some Money

We’re all enamored by the idea of do-it-yourself chores around the house. Not only can it help save you money, but it gives you the control you desire and it makes you feel accomplished once a chore is complete. However, when it comes to restoring your outdoor furniture, it may end up costing you money in the long run. 

While applying your own liquid coat job once or twice a year seems great, you actually need to do it once or twice a year. The benefit of working with APC Patio Perfect is that you get high-quality, long-lasting coatings, that don’t require re-application every few months.

We’re Ready to Help

If you need patio restoring services in the Denton, Texas area, our team at APC Patio Perfect is ready to help. We offer a wide range of services to get your patio looking as good as new. Request a free quote today on one of our contact forms or request a consultation for color matching and custom cushions!

Categories Powder Coating Services

Protective Coatings for Texas Weather

Protective coatings for lawn and patio furniture.

When it comes to Texas weather, there’s only one thing you can expect: the unexpected. One minute there’s not a cloud in sight; the next, it’s storming and hailing. To combat this, you need protective coatings to safeguard the items that are important for you. So if you are looking to add protective coatings to your outdoor items and keep them safe from the Texas weather, our team at Atlas Protective Coatings is here to help! 

Protective Powder Coating

Protective powder coating can be used for commercial and residential purposes. When a powder coat is applied, it produces a tough and durable finish, resistant to scuffs, scrapes, and impacts that can damage ordinary paint. To begin, an electrostatic application of pigments and resin is applied to a metal or conductive surface. It is then cured under high heat. The benefits of using a powder coating are the value, life, and beauty of your items will be increased while future maintenance costs decrease. 

Protective Coatings for Lawn & Patio Furniture

APC Patio Perfect is a division of Atlas Protective Coatings specializing in protecting your patio furniture and other metal outdoor fixtures from the elements with a brand new finish. We all like spending time outside on the patio, whether it’s with our friends, grilling with the family, or just having a good time in the summer heat by the pool. With Atlas protective coating services, we can ensure your lawn furniture is protected year-round with a custom color of your choosing. 

If you find yourself sanding and painting your old lawn furniture year after year, APC Patio Perfect may be right for you. We guarantee a longer-lasting finish that will save you time and money for the desired results of bringing your old furniture back to life.

A few of the items we can offer our powder coating services for include:

  • Gates
  • Fencing
  • Planters
  • Barstools
  • Lawn chairs
  • Lawn tables
  • Lawn equipment
  • Chaise lounges 

Protecting your outdoor furniture from the harsh Texas weather is crucial for keeping them in the long run. Extreme heat can cause paint to fade, while cold and wet conditions can leave your outdoor items looking dingy, old, and rusty. Ultimately, powder coating your patio items can be cheaper than having to paint or replace your furniture every year. 

We also offer sling replacement for chairs and loungers, should you want a new look at your old furniture. With a powder coating and new slings, you can update the screws, nuts, and bolts and have a brand new-looking set for a fraction of the cost of buying new.

Commercial Coating Services

At Atlas Protective Coatings, we want to help you save money and keep your commercial outdoor items looking their best. We promise to work with you every step of the process to ensure your needs are met and your customers are happy with your updated equipment and products – no matter the weather.

 A few of the commercial services we offer:

  • Powder coating
  • PTFE coating services
  • Industrial painting
  • Sandblasting
  • Custom color-matching
  • Hi-temp coatings

Call Us For Your Protective Coating Needs

If you are looking into getting protective coating for your items, either industrial or residential, in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area, we’re ready to help! Our team at Atlas Protective Coatings offers a wide range of coating services for multiple applications. Give us a call today to find out how we can help you with all your powder coating needs.

Categories Powder Coating Services, PTFE Coating Services

Can it be Powder Coated?

Powder Coated Industrial Shelves and racks

Large or small… steel, aluminum, brass, stainless steel, cast iron…

With the technological developments over the past decade in both the composition of the powders and in the enhancement of processes, almost anything metal can be powder coated.

Whatever your needs, whether for aesthetics or corrosion protection… OR BOTH… APC has a solution.

The list below represents just a sample of some of the items that APC has finished:

Industrial

  • Brackets
  • Tooling
  • Shop Fixtures
  • Motor Housings
  • Hardware, Tool Boxes
  • Hand Tools
  • Valves
  • Metal Signs
  • Metal Poles (power line, turn signal, sign, street light)

Vehicles

  • Wheels (aluminum, steel, billet or spoked)
  • Windshield Wiper Arms
  • Brake Calipers
  • Brake Rotors
  • Intake Manifolds
  • Valve Covers
  • Frames
  • Rear End Housings
  • Transmission Housings
  • Bumpers, Grill Guards
  • Seat Frames
  • Roll Bars
  • Sprint Car Wings
  • Luggage Racks, Accessories

Metal Office Furniture

  • Desks
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Filing Cabinets

Home Furniture

  • Beds
  • Cribs, Playpens
  • Drapery Rods
  • Metal Dining Room Furniture
Home Products

  • Barbeque Grills
  • Lighting Products
  • Air Conditioner Housings
  • Bicycles
  • Electronic Enclosures
  • Art Pieces

Lawn and Garden

  • Tractors, Mowers
  • Playground Equipment
  • Sports Equipment
  • Lawn/Patio Furniture
  • Landscape Accessories
  • Garden Tools
  • Wheel Barrows, Spreaders

Architectural

  • Window Frames
  • Gutters, Downspouts
  • Satellite Dishes
  • Guard Rails
  • Metal Fence
  • Gates
  • Mail Boxes
  • Stair Cases
  • Bathroom Fixtures
  • Air Vents
  • Duct Work
  • Window and Door Frames
  • Metal Roofing, Siding
  • Aluminum Windows, Louvers
  • Railings, Ornamental
  • Column Covers
  • Awnings
  • Sculptures