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Cost Effectiveness of Choosing Powder Coat versus Wet Paint

February 14, 2018

If you've got a fabrication job where longevity and durability are paramount, you likely will want to have the right finish for your product. Whether you are creating kitchen equipment or HVAC gear, or likely something in between, quality and durability are going to be aspects you focus on. This leads us to look at powder coating vs wet paint as a finish for your product. Now, powder coating has become increasingly popular over the years while wet paint continues to be a mainstay for many different industries. Which finish should you pursue? Which is stronger? Which is more affordable? Today, we are going to answer all of those questions and more.

Powder Coat vs Wet Paint

Alright, so you've got the design for your concept finalised. Now, it is time to get the item into the production process. However, in order to do this, you need to settle in on your finish. Let's briefly look at the two finishes that we'll be comparing today: powder coat and wet paint. Let's start by defining them for you so that you can have a quick comparison.

  1. Powder Coating - Rising to popularity in the 1950's, powder coating is well known for being a durable and decorative finish. Using electrostatic engineering, the organic powder is applied and summarily cured onto your product so that it takes the form of a hard and durable coating.
  2. Wet Paint - As simple as the name describes, a wet paint finish is a finish made using the regular everyday paint that you can find on shelves in hardware stores across the country. Wet paint is easy to apply but tends to have durability and aesthetic problems.

Benefits of Powder Coating

As you can likely tell by reading the summaries of the two options, we tend to find powder coating to be the preferable finish for any serious products. Powder coating is not only a more effective finish, it is also a more attractive one. Powder coating has a host of benefits, not the least of which is cost-effectiveness. Let's go point by point in order to showcase powder coating as your next finish.

Cost-Effectiveness - Powder coating is cheaper and more capable of covering a larger area than wet paint. Having to purchase less powder will save you a ton of money in the long run.

Safety - Powder coated products won't have paint that chips off while becoming a burden to the environment and the safety of your household.

Durability - As we stated above, the curing process makes powder coating incredibly durable.

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