Almost nothing compliments the exterior appearance of your home like metal outdoor furniture. However, because outdoor metal furniture is constantly exposed to the elements, over time the paint will chip and fade. If your outdoor furniture could use a new coat of paint, you have two options: standard paint and powder coating. While most people are more comfortable with regular paint, powder coating is the more effective, long lasting solution.
Learn why powder coating is better than paint, and find out how you can take advantage of this excellent refinishing option.
How Powder Coating Works
If you’ve never used powder coating before, then a good starting point to learn why it’s better than paint is to learn how powder coating works. First, just like with painting, the old paint will be stripped off of whatever item you’re refinishing. Usually, this will be done using sand or media blasting. Once the old paint layer is removed, the powder coating process can begin.
Powder coating will be spread evenly over the item that needs refinishing, and will be kept in place electrostatically. Once your furniture has been covered in powder, it will be baked to form the new color layer. Powder coating creates a new, smooth surface in whatever colors you choose.
Quick and Safe
Now that you know more about the process of powder coating, it’s time to examine why it’s a better solution than standard paint. The primary reason to choose powder coating over paint is that the process of powder coating a piece of furniture is quick and safe.
With paint, you may have to apply several layers before you get the appearance that you want. Powder coating creates a smooth, gorgeous layer in a very short period of time. In addition, unlike paint, powder coating contains no volatile organic compounds (VOC). This makes powder coating much safer.
If you’ve ever painted a piece of metal furniture in the past, then you know how common it is to have to frequently touch-up your paint job to maintain its appearance. On the other hand, powder coating requires little to no maintenance, and lasts for a much longer period of time.
The reason for this is simple: powder coating creates a uniform layer that is twice as thick as what you could achieve with paint. This makes powder coating extremely durable and less expensive, as you will not have to spend time maintaining your paint job.
Powder Coating is Better Than Paint
After learning all of the facts, it’s clear that powder coating is a much better option than paint when it comes to refinishing your metal furniture. If you’re interested in giving your outdoor metal furniture a new lease on life, you need to schedule powder coating services from the professionals at AR Iron, LLC.
When you choose powder coating services from AR Iron, you’ll be able to refresh your metal furniture with an attractive new appearance you’ll be sure to love. Contact AR Iron today to learn more about our services and to schedule powder coating for your furniture.