The powder coating Toronto services offered by 4 Way Metal is environment friendly. The coating services provided have no fumes and no lead paint is used in the process. In addition to being environment friendly, their powder coating Toronto services also provide different textures and colors for their clients to choose from.
Powder coating does not have a liquid carrier and because of this feature, it produces thicker coatings when compared with conventional liquid coatings. The thick coatings do not run or sag and the coating also produce minimal appearance differences. In the process of coating, no carrier fluid evaporates thus the coating emits few volatile organic compounds or VOCs. You can also apply several colors of powder before curing them together which allows you to blend all the colors together and allow special effects in a layer.
It is relatively simple to apply coatings which are thick to cure on texture-free and smooth surfaces. However, it is not easy to apply on smooth and thin films. When the film’s thickness is reduced, it becomes more orange peeled in texture. It becomes such because of the glass transition temperature of the powder coating as well as to the particle size.
The range of particle size of usual powder coatings is in 30 to 50 μm with a melting temperature at 150 degrees Celsius. It is also cured at a temperature of 200 degrees Celsius. For powder coatings that have film build ups of more than 50 μm, it is required to have a smooth film. The surface texture which can be considered acceptable or desirable is dependent on the final product. There are many manufacturers though those actually prefer a certain degree of orange peel. The orange peel helps hide the metal defects in the product that occur while manufacturing it. The coating is also less prone to showing the fingerprints of the product handler.
For small scale jobs, rattle can spray paint are conducive since they are less expensive and are not so complex when compared to powder coating. At the professional level, the time required for a gun powder coat and the capital expense are the same for the spray gun system. Powder coatings though have a huge advantage in that you can recycle the overspray.