While powder coating has been around for over 50 years, there is still a tendency to think of paint first when selecting a finish. But just because it’s the first option that pops into mind, doesn’t mean it’s the best. In fact, traditional liquid paint is slowly being replaced with newer technologies like powder coating, which is a superior choice in every way. Durability, sustainability, efficiency and aesthetics – powder coating has it all.
There’s a myriad of reasons why powder coating is an excellent choice for commercial building applications, but perhaps the most important is its durability. While liquid paint has always been susceptible to cracking, blistering and fading, powder coating is just that – a protective coat that withstands the elements. Powder coating particularly shines as an exterior finish. Not only is it resistant to weather, it also stands up against chemicals, corrosion, chips, scratches and remains stable when exposed to UV rays.
The Sustainability Factor
Up there with the importance of a durable finish are practices that take the environment into consideration. While many paint brands now offer no VOC options – meaning they don’t contain volatile organic compounds – this result is achieved by burning off the VOCs during the production stage, releasing carbon into the atmosphere. Thus, even though no VOC paints are better for the health of building’s occupants, they still contribute to greenhouse gases. Powder coatings on the other hand contain no VOCs – nor do they contain any HAPs (hazardous air pollutants).
Cadillac Coatings’ patented Paintline operates at a speed of 15 feet per minute and is able to coat, bake and cure a material no time flat. Because the Paintline applies the powder evenly, no extra product pools on the material – meaning less waste produced. This translates to customer savings because reducing waste equals reducing cost. Plus there’s no additional drying time required, illustrating the true benefit of powder coating’s efficiency – saving time.
While there’s no denying a freshly painted surface looks great, it rarely stays that way for long. All the time and effort put into choosing the perfect shade – whether it’s a custom match or a custom creation – is better spent on a finish that’s going to last. And at Cadillac Coatings, we’re so confident in our colour matching capabilities that we have a colour match guarantee! Plus, we offer the look of a metallic finish, without the usual metallic price tag.
We strive to offer our customers a near perfect finished product through near perfect service. And we’re able to aim for such a high standard because we truly believe powder coating is a superior product and that our employees are the best in the business. We individually check each finished product to ensure it meets our strict quality control standards. Place our unwavering dedication to quality next to powder coating’s outstanding durability, and you can rest assured knowing any project you bring to us will be handled with professionalism and precision.
For more information about powder coating versus paint – contact us today!