What coating finish is best for sun screens and external louvres? What is powder coating? How does powder coating improve the lifespan of base metals? Keep reading to find out!
One of the key factors at work when deciding on the best external louvres and sunscreens for your project is ensuring that the materials are long-lasting and durable. When working on highly visible exterior structures, you ideally want to work with only top-quality materials that are resistant to the harsh Australian weather and sun. This is where coating services come in.
Depending on the material used, you will need to finish it by either powder coating, coil coating, wet spray painting or plating to stop the base metal or substrate from oxidizing or corroding. For example, if you are working with a base metal such as aluminium extrusion you will most likely need to invest in high-finish powder coating. If you are working with a continuous metal sheet such as Zincalume® or steel plate, then you will need to look at coil coating.
Both this type of coating and coil coating are thermoset coatings that are ‘set’ by passing through an oven. Both are smooth and chemically inert, and the end result is typically a consistent finish, although lustre and appearance varies.
For the purpose of this blog we will look at powder coating, the most common and most resilient coating option when it comes to external louvres and shade structures.
Overview of Powder Coating
Powder Coating is a dry process by which selected items are coated with thermosetting powder particles particles then cured by heat in an oven to form a skin. It is a high quality finish found on thousands of products you come into contact with each day such as household appliances, furniture, automotive and playground equipment and is used as a functional, protective coating as well as a decorative finish.
Powder Coating has proved to be more durable than conventional and wet paint coatings. It creates a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint and is durable enough for the rigors of industrial applications. Powder coating is extremely resistant to moisture, heat and cold and can withstand a large range of temperatures. Powder coating to aluminium can be given with long warranties.
There is almost an unlimited array of colours and textures with powder coating. Texture selections range from smooth surfaces to wrinkled, and rough textures are available for hiding surface imperfections. Thick coatings can be achieved quickly and efficiently.
Powder Coating for External Louvres and Shade Screens
When it comes to powder coating external louvres and shade screens, the benefits are numerous. It provides a flawlessly smooth finish, along with winning characteristics such as: providing a high impact finish that can be gloss, satin or matt, a choice of colours, corrosion resistance, weather proofing, graffiti resistance, easy-to-clean properties.
Need an Outstanding Powder Coating Service in Australia?
At CVS Group we provide a professional powder coating at our plant in Minto, NSW. Our high-quality powder coating service is operated by highly trained staff who deliver consistently impressive results.
We offer Interpon and Dulux powder coatings, ensuring that each step of the process is compliant with safety standards and approval for use.
We are able to powder coat in a matt, satin and gloss finishes, as well as warranty and graffiti-proof coatings.
Find out more here or get in touch with CVS to learn more about our powder coating service. Our friendly team of experts will be happy to assist.