Powder Coating Frequently Asked Questions

What is powder coating?

Powder coating is a finishing technology where a decorative and highly protective coating can be applied to a wide range of products. The process involves spraying finely ground, electrostatically charged particles of pigment and resin onto the surface. The charged powder particles are attracted to the electrically earthed surface and then heated and fused in an oven giving a smooth finish.

Why use powder coating?

Powder coating gives a durable, uniform finish which resists scratching, chipping, fading and wear. A wide range of colours and finish types are available suitable for interior and exterior use. They are environmentally friendly as there are no solvents or VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds).

Why worry about pre-treatment?

Like painting a house, preparation is everything. Without proper pretreatment the coating may look good at first but will more quickly deteriorate and perhaps even fall off. At Christchurch Powdercoaters, we have a six stage pre-treatment process including a Deionization process for removing positive and negative ions from the water. The result of this process is water that has most of the dissolved minerals removed. In removing these minerals, it vastly improves the powder coat’s adhesion and lifespan.

Why choose Christchurch Powdercoaters?

At Christchurch Powdercoaters, we really know what we are doing. Because we are Registered Applicators, we follow the manufacturers guidelines. Each warrantable Architectural grade powder has its own comprehensive applicators manual detailing exact procedure from preparation, through application, documentation and testing. The registered applicators are subjected to regular audits, to confirm continued compliance to procedure and as a result of the audits the applicator is re-certified or in the case of non-compliance, is issued with actions designed to correct the non-compliance.

Do you undertake powder coating for the industrial sector?

Yes, powder coating is ideal for industrial applications which require maximum hardness as well as abrasion resistance. We proudly support customers in a range of industries including construction companies and architects, providing power coating services for items such as back pans, metal flashing and long-run extrusions.

Do you accept small one-off jobs?

Yes, we certainly do. You will get the same professional service whether you have a one-off job such as a bike frame, trampoline frame or set of mag wheels to be powder coated, as you would if you had aluminium work consisting of hundreds of thousands of components. Simply call us or drop in to our Woolston-based premises to discuss your requirements.

Can you offer strict time frames for urgent powder coating requirements?

Yes, please contact us to discuss your urgent powder coating projects with tight deadlines. We always have multiple jobs on the go and our long-serving, hardworking team is highly experienced in meeting deadlines and exceeding expectation. Contact us for a free estimate and your urgent service requirements today.

Can you undertake powder coating for components with larger dimensions?

Yes, contact us with your size requirements. Right now we have a large oven to accommodate your work, and currently in construction is our new purpose-built factory where we are expanding with dual ovens and powder coating booths to further increase our output.