The Powder Coating Process

The first step of powder coating is preparation. Before you start anything, you should disassemble the item and remove anything you don’t want coated and/or anything that doesn’t hold a charge or could melt during the curing process. Then the item must be cleaned. In order for the item to be cleaned and prepared before powder coating, you must first rinse off the item. Then, depending on what materials or residue may be on your item, it will need to be blasted with an abrasive material like sand or a chemical solvent. Abrasive blasting materials are ideal for removing dirt, rust and mill while chemical solvents are best to get rid of oil, grease or paint.


The Life Span of Powder Coating

Compared to other coating and paint options, powder coating has one of the greatest longevity of all coatings. This durable coating can resist corrosion and weathering for 15-20 years, depending on if it was pre-treated properly.


How to Prevent Rust and Metal Corrosion

If left unprotected, all metal can start to rust and corrode. Metal corrosion is the deterioration of the metal caused by a chemical reaction. This chemical reaction is often from the environment the metal is in, and various climates can lead to rust and corrosion. The good news is that there are ways to protect your metal to keep it from rusting.


The Comparison: Liquid Coating vs. Powder Coating

Before you can decide what kind of coating you should use on your project, there are some things you need to determine about the utility and state of the object(s).

  • How durable will the object’s coating need to be?
  • Does the thickness of the coating matter?
  • Will the object be indoors or outdoors?

Each coating has its own strengths and characteristics, and it is important to play to these in order to have the best fitting coating for your project. Here is a breakdown of both powder coating and liquid coating to help you determine which would be best for you


IronShield Helps TD Ameritrade Park Open its Doors

If you know much about Omaha, Nebraska, you probably know that it is the home of the College World Series. The College World Series began in 1950 and took place at Rosenblatt Stadium up until 2010. After 60 years, the College World Series got an upgrade and was moved to TD Ameritrade Park. The College World Series is one of Omaha’s biggest events of the year, so the new facility needed to be as attractive and well-made as possible. Naturally, that meant they had a few different structures within the stadium masterfully coated by IronShield.