What is candy powder coating?

Candy or transparent powder coating paints are extremely popular because of their deep, lustrous finishes. Dormant powder coating paints are very popular as well but the dormant color is actually the base coat instead of the top coat like with candies.

Can you powder coat candy colors?

From teeter-totters, to swings, to slides, manufacturers of playground furnishings are choosing to powder coat in candy colors for a safe, long-lasting finish that will withstand years of climbing and riding.

Is there different grades of powder coating?

There are two types of powder coating, thermosets and thermoplastics. Thermoplastic powder coating finishes become liquid and very soft when heated. This eliminates chemical bonding. This process makes the powder coating both reversible and reusable.

What is RAL powder coat?

RAL colors are used for information defining standard colors for varnish, powder coating and plastics. It is the most popular Central European color standard used today. The colors are used in architecture, construction, industry and road safety.

Can you use mica powder for powder coating?

Micas: These specialty powders create finishes that look similar to metallics but are more pearlescent or opaque. They can be used on interior or exterior parts and are typically cheaper than the bonded metallic effect powders.

How do you powder coat translucent colors?

Since translucent powder can be applied over an existing powder coating you will want to be sure to apply the first powder coating at high KV’s and then reduce the KV setting on the next powder coat that is applied (the translucent) and in general use a lower kv setting with translucents.

How to powder coat without an oven?

– Temperature-sensitive substrates can be challenging to work with. – Not always straightforward to scale up the heaters. – Harder to dry heavier coatings = this just means it will take some more time and maneuvering to effectively dry the heavily coated materials.

How to choose powder coat color?

– Automotive & Motorcycle Powder Coating – Industrial, Commercial & Manufacturing – Metal Furniture Powder Coating – Metalwork & Artwork – Cast Iron Radiator Restoration – Rim and Wheel Powder Coating – Custom Powder Coating

How strong is powder coat?

While paint is all-too-often very flammable (even when dry), powder coating is stronger partially because it has no solvents that can catch fire. The fire resistance of powder coating makes it not only a stronger covering, but the lower use of chemicals and need for fewer safety precautions makes it cost-effective as well.

How to to powder coat?

Always preheat the oven to a minimum of 350F but some powders may require 450F.

  • Carefully place the coated piece into the correctly preheated oven and close the door.
  • Check the piece every 5 minutes until the entire piece has flowed out or glossed over.