Want to make your shop front stand out? Try a powder coating option to give your shop front an eye catching finish.

What is Powder Coating?

Powder coating is a dry finishing process that has become extremely popular since its introduction in the 1960s. It can be used on a wide array of products, but more and more shop front businesses are using coating to give a high quality durable finish.

It has a very functional capacity in that it protects the shop front, but it also gives a wider range of decorative finishes. Coatings are available in an almost endless range of colours and textures, making them a superb choice for creating a stand out shop front.

How Does Coating Work?

Coatings are based on polymer resin systems. These are combined with curatives, pigments, levelling agents, flow modifiers and other additives which are melt, mixed, cooled and ground into a uniform powder similar to baking flour.

The spraying process is called electrostatic spray deposition and is typically used to apply a layer of the coating to the metal of the shop front. This is applied using a spray gun, which applies an electrostatic charge to the particles, which are then attracted to the grounded metal of the shop front.

Where is Powder Coating Applied?

Application can take place at a factory site, but powder coating can also be applied after installation or to older metal shop fronts. After application, the coating chemically reracts to produce long molecular chains, resulting in high cross link density. These molecular chains are very resistant to breakdown meaning that powder coatings are easy to use, environmentally friendly, cost effective and tough.

How Durable is Coating?

Powder coating is a high quality finish. It is found on thousands of products that we come into contact with every day. Powder coating protects the roughest, toughest machinery as well as the household items you depend on daily. When it comes to shop fronts, coating provides a more durable finish than liquid paints can offer, while still providing an attractive finish.

Coated shop fronts are more resistant to colour fading and diminished coating quality when exposed to impact, moisture, chemicals, ultraviolet light and other extreme weather conditions. They also provide greater protection against scratches, chipping, abrasions, corrosion, fading and other wear issues.

The Advantages of Powder Coating

Powder coating is tough. It looks great. And it lasts a long, long time. Making it an ideal solution to making your shop front more attractive. In addition to being durable, coating is an attractive choice for any shop front due to environmental advantages.

So, if you would like to know more information on powder coatings make sure you get in touch with CJ Coatings today at 0808 189 2362 for a helping hand.

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