If you plan to paint your metal industrial equipment, you may wonder if there is an alternative to painting that will still protect the metal. If so, consider the following three benefits of powder coating your equipment instead of painting it.
Powder Coating Is Cheaper Than Painting
If you are on a budget, you may cringe at the cost of painting your machinery, especially if every piece of equipment in your factory needs a face-lift. Not only is the paint itself expensive, but it has to be applied in two or three coats to ensure full protection.
Powder coating is comparatively less expensive than paint. Not only is the powder cheaper than paint, but it only needs to be sprayed on using one coat to obtain full coverage.
Powder Coating Overspray Is Reusable
When you use a sprayer to paint a piece of equipment, the droplets give you a better coat than using a brush. However, you are going to have overspray when some of the droplets go around the intended target. This means you will have the extra expense of solvent to clean the overspray that fell on the walls, floors, and other items you did not want to paint.
With powder coating, you will still have overspray. However, the powder can be scraped up and reused. This means you do not have to spend money on more coating, nor do you have to pay for solvent.
Powder Coating Is Safer For Your Workers And The Environment
Paint and solvents contain harmful chemicals that can adversely affect both your workers and the environment. All paint contains some amount of solvent to keep it in liquid form, and the solvents used to remove overspray are pure poison to people and the environment.
Powder coating does not present any of these harmful effects. The powder does not require the addition of solvents, and paint remover is not required when working with it. This keeps hazardous run-off from the process to a minimum, so it does not poison the soil or groundwater around your factory.
After considering the benefits of powder coating over painting, you may have decided that powder coating your equipment is the ideal option for your company. If so, you may want to contact an industrial powder coating company, like PYRSD, to have them look over your equipment, discuss your options, and give you an estimate for everything that needs coating.