Powder Coated Patio Furniture
Powder Coated Patio Furniture is great for quality. Powder coats are a paint coating that is applied as a free flowing, dry powder. The main difference between liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid form.
It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than liquid paint. Powder coating is mainly used for coating of a mix of different metals. Anything from cars to patio furniture, powder coats are an all around good paint.
Applying Powder Coated Patio Furniture
The coat is applied with electrostatics and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a “skin”. The powder may be a thermo-plastic or a thermo-set polymer which would cure. The powder used in powder coating contains ground and charged particles of pigment and resin. They are then sprayed on the metal to protect it.
Due to the powder being electrically charged, it sticks or adheres to the electrically grounded metal or aluminum surface. Then, to ensure that it lasts for years and years, it is heated and fused in a smooth coat in a curing oven. The result is a uniform, durable, high-quality, and attractive finish.
When a thermo-set powder is brought to a high temperature, it begins to melt. It then flows out and then chemically reacts. This will form a higher molecular weight polymer. It will require a certain temperature for a certain length of time in order to reach full cure. This will help it establish the full film properties for which the material was designed for. Normally the powder will cure at 200°C (390°F) for 10 minutes, but it can vary from product and finish.
At Sun Country, we prefer having our powder coated patio furniture due to its quality. Stop by the store and see for yourself!