Powder Coating for Gym and Fitness Equipment

If you have a gym or fitness center filled with high-end equipment, you’ll want to do all you can to maintain your investment. Powder coating, an advanced method of applying a protective and decorative finish, is one of the best ways to protect your fitness equipment and give it a look that reflects your business.

Learn more about the benefits of powder coating for gym equipment and see how it can help your equipment last.

What Is Powder Coating?

Powder coating is made of finely ground pigment particles and resin, which are mixed together and electrostatically sprayed onto metal surfaces. After the object is coated, it’s then put in a curing oven, where heat is applied to strengthen the finish.

Powder coating for gym equipment has plenty of benefits, including:

UV Resistance

Gyms and fitness centers typically have large windows that let in a lot of light and keep the space looking airy and open. Unfortunately, any fitness equipment that receives this sunlight each year is prone to fading, which can quickly take your gym from appearing classy to appearing cheap.

Powder coating has a high resistance to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun, so no matter what bright or dark colors you choose, your equipment can be positioned near windows without any ill effects. Powder coating is also a great choice for any equipment that will be outdoors.

Scratch Resistance

Over time, gym equipment that receives a lot of use can become chipped or scratched from metal bars or pins. This not only looks terrible, but it can even expose unfinished metal edges and pose an injury risk for your clients.

Powder coating goes on thick and is highly resistant to chipping or scratching, since the curing process forms one uniform coat. This makes it perfect for gym equipment, which needs to be able to withstand a lot of wear and tear.


Your gym is your brand, so along with your merchandise, logo, color palette and any other unique design elements you use to differentiate yourself, you may want to customize your gym equipment.

Powder coating comes in a variety of colors, textures and gloss levels, giving you all the options you need to customize it to the rest of your brand and take your gym to the next level.

What Can Be Powder Coated?

Generally, most metals can be powder coated, so nearly all of your gym equipment can be coated. From dumbbell or barbell racks to power rigs and racks, your metal gym equipment can be finished or restored with powder coating to give your fitness center a high-end look.

Some other materials can be powder coated as well, so you may even be able to have the plastic components of your fitness equipment coated to match.

Learn More at AR Powder Coating

If you’re interested in commercial powder coating for your gym or fitness center, AR Powder Coating can help. We offer a variety of commercial powder coating colors, textures and options, so you can be sure to get the ideal combination for your brand. Contact us today to learn more about powder coating for fitness equipment and request a free quote!