What is Powder Coating?

Powder coating is the technique of applying statically charged dry paint to a part which is then heated in an oven to melt and cure the paint. The final cured coating is the same as a 2-pack wet paint. The powdered paint is normally applied by using a powder feed system and gun to electro statically charge and spray the powder onto the part. The part is then placed in a curing oven. During the curing process a chemical cross-linking reaction is triggered and it is this chemical reaction which gives the powder coating many of its desirable properties.

Powder Coating gives a dry, clean, durable coating. It is environmentally friendly. Unlike liquid finishing were solvents are used, powder coatings do not release Volatile Organic Compounds into the atmosphere. Unlike wet spraying, in many cases the over sprayed powder can be recycled for re-use.

Powder coating can produce much thicker coating than conventional liquid coatings without running or sagging. Additionally a wide range of effects are easily accomplished which would be impossible to achieve with other coating processes.

Live Wire Powder Coating offers hundreds of colors and textures such as mattes, flats, metallics, veins, hammertones, wrinkles, and high gloss finishes to fit your specific application. If we don´t have your specific color in stock, special orders can usually be ordered and received in 1-3 days. Additionally, we only use the highest quality spray guns including 2010 ITW Gema OptiFlex and Nordon Sure Coat.

To better serve our customers and quicken turnaround times, Live Wire has 3 different size ovens and is able to accommodate all orders regardless of size.

Our oven sizes include: 4x4x6, 8X8X26.5, 8X8X30

We look forward to working with you to meet your individual needs!