Powder Coating Services
Outdoor staircases, and other types of exterior metal work must be strong and durable in order to brave the harsh weather conditions we see throughout the year. Over time, these architectural pieces may see chipping or faded paint, corrosion, and/ or rust.
That’s where our powder coating services come in.
What is Powder Coating?
At its core, powder coating is a way to paint objects and appliances.
Unlike traditional paint, however, powder coating is not a liquid. Instead, it is made up of dry powder that includes various ingredients such as resin, a curing agent, additives and post additives, tint pigments, and extenders, resulting in a stronger, more durable finished product.
The process of powder coating is remarkably simple.
Once you’ve picked out your color, we will use the electromagnetic gun to spray the dry powder onto the designated surface. From there, the powder coated object is placed into a batch oven that is set to at least 385 degrees Fahrenheit.
As the object sits in the oven, the high temperatures will allow the coating to set, bond, and cure.
While powder coating is often used for metal appliances, it can be used for a variety of applications, including:
- Lighting fixtures
- Gym equipment
- Store fixtures
- And more!
Powder Coating vs. Traditional Paint
What’s the difference between powder coating and traditional paint?
Put simply, powder coating is made up of a dry powder that is sprayed onto a metal surface using an electrostatic gun, while traditional paint is a liquid that is sprayed onto a surface. Powder coating is typically thicker and has a more consistent finish than with traditional, liquid paint.
Benefits of Powder Coating
Powder coating is not only thicker and more consistent than regular paint, but it also has many other benefits as well.
The reason our team uses powder coating for our exterior staircases is because of its durability. Powder coating is thick and practically impenetrable, meaning it’s less likely to get chipped, scratched, or suffer from corrosion or rust.
Once your new, outdoor staircase has been installed, there’s very little left that you’ll have to do. Since powder coating is so durable, the most you’ll have to do is give it a cleaning every now and then. That makes maintenance simpler and cheaper than traditional paints.
Do you want your staircases to be painted a particular color? No problem.
At Acadia Stairs, we have stock colors such as flat black, white, and silver, but can also use nearly any single process color from Prismatic Powders. We can also apply powder coating to many types of metal works including stairs, rails, gates, patio furniture, car parts, bed frames, and anything else that can fit into our batch oven (7ft wide x 8ft tall x 20ft long).
Our Powder Coating Services
From spiral staircases to metal patio furniture, our team can powder coat any type of project for you. To learn more about our powder coating services, contact us today through our online form or by giving us a call at 845-765-8600.
Above are some pictures of a custom rail we recently made for a customer.
It features steel posts that were powder coated with Prismatic Powder’s Porsche Silver
We fabricated the stair rail in one piece with the posts pre-drilled on the angle of the stair and welded to a continuous flat bar that was pre-drilled with countersunk holes for the wood cap. The customer cut the wood rail to length and made the mitered connections in the field.
The level rail at the top of the stairwell was tailor made to match with a return elbow to the stair rail and a wall connection.
The cables and hardware are #316 stainless steel. The cables were custom cut to length and had the terminals pre-swaged. Contact us to see what we can do for you!