A process first introduced in the U.S nearly half a century ago, powder coating aluminum fencing has become an extremely popular option on aluminum fencing because of its functional (protective) and decorative finishes, its availability in an almost limitless range of colors and textures, and the technological advancements that demonstrate excellent performance. If you’re looking to install an aluminum fence, consider enhancing its value with powder coating because of the significant advantages this process provides.
How It’s Made
First, the fence materials are cleaned and prepped for treatment. Then the fence is either dipped into an electro-statically charged color powder or sprayed with the powder. The charge holds the powder to the metal surface. The powder is then baked onto the fence, it melts and flows forming a solid layer. The layer of the coating is approximately twice the thickness of a baked enamel or acrylic finish. This makes the fence more resistant to scratches and allows the beauty to last longer. When powder coating aluminum fencing, it will give you long-lasting beauty at a very reasonable cost.
Why Choose Powder Coating?
Powder coating creates an attractive, durable, high-quality finish, which serves to increase the life of your fence. Powder coated surfaces are more resistant to chipping, scratching, chemicals, fading, and general wear and tear than other finishes.
Why It’s Better than Paint
Surfaces that are powder coated are less likely to scratch, chip or fade than paint or other finishes and they are also more resistant to wear and tear over time. Powder coating is also more environmentally friendly than liquid paint, since powder coating uses no solvents and eliminates pollutants in the air. Powder coated fence finishes last much longer than liquid paint applications, and require just one single application.
The Durability Factor
According to the Powder Coating Institute, powder coating aluminum products are more resistant to diminished coating quality as a result of impact, moisture, chemicals, ultraviolet light, and other extreme weather conditions. In turn, this reduces the risk of scratches, chipping, abrasions, corrosion, fading, and other wear issues. Depending upon the color you choose, powder coating can also reduce the amount of heat that the fence absorbs in sunny conditions. This makes a fence gate or handles less likely to burn your hands when you open it. In general, the life expectancy of powder coating is longer than paint, making it a more reliable finish.
In short, powder coated fencing is tough, looks amazing and it lasts a long time. It also helps sustain our environment. If you plan to install an aluminum swimming pool safety fence, we suggest using powder coating to increase your fence’s overall value and beauty.
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