Entries by Coating Expert

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Powder Coating Warranty and Industry Standards

Understanding the powder coating warranty and industry standards When you specify a powder coating there are several considerations you need to make, and standards that you need to understand, in order to avoid the pitfalls of overconfidence. Powder coating is a high performance, durable, and effective coating, but that does not mean it is one-size-fits-all. […]

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Powder Coating Colours UK

Welcome to the world of powder coating colours Whether we are conscious of it or not, colour has an enormous effect upon us in our daily lives. The colour you choose for your project can be brand-defining (such as Yves Klein’s iconic International Klein Blue), can reflect the trends and spirit of the times, or […]

How to Remove Antifouling

The tips and tricks you need to remove antifouling There is no getting round it; removing antifouling is hard, dirty work. But when you pull your boat out of the water to find the antifouling looking rough as guts with excessive layer buildup, cratering, peeling, flaking, or blisters appearing across the hull, you can’t put […]

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Powder Coating Special Effects

Powder coating special effects make your finish pop Powder coating is known for its durable finish and almost limitless colour choices. Manufacturers have their own selection of stock solid colours and most of them offer the complete RAL colour range. But if you are looking for something a bit special, custom colours and powder coating […]

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Powder Coating Quality Control

Powder coating quality is tested at every step of the process Through powder manufacture, application, and coating performance, testing is an important part of ensuring powder coating quality control. Testing by powder manufacturers is important because once the powder reaches the applicator it cannot be adjusted. Testing by applicators is important to guarantee a successful […]

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Becoming a Powder Coating Approved Applicator

Quality assured with powder coating certification Powder coating is a growing market, with new businesses appearing every day. New businesses and established businesses alike need to find ways to stand out from the crowd in order to survive. Customers want quality, trust, and guaranteed performance from their coating provider, and nothing impresses that triad upon […]

Oleophobic Coating

Oleophobic coating reduces friction and improves performance Oleophobic literally means “afraid of oils”, but for a coating or surface this can be more accurately described as oil-repelling or oil-shedding. An oleophobic coating provides a substrate with a slick surface that is low friction, lubricating, easy to clean, repels oils, and is anti-soiling. There are many […]

Coil Coating

Save time and money with coil coating – Finish first, fabricate later! Coil coating is an immensely efficient method of coating metal. It is a continuous and highly automated process which takes a coil of metal through every step of finishing, from cleaning to curing, before being packaged for shipment. The metal arrives entirely finished […]

Top 5 Acid Resistant Flooring Options

Choose the most suitable from the 5 different acid resistant flooring option Environments where acids and other chemicals are or may be present require acid resistant flooring. There are essentially, five different options to realise a floor with sufficient acid resistance. These options are suitable depending on the acids and duration of exposure. Let us […]

The Ultimate Yacht Paint Guide

Everything you need to know to protect and decorate with yacht paint “Yacht paint” is the umbrella term for all the coatings used as protection and decoration on all parts of a yacht. Above and below the waterline there are a wide variety of coatings working hard to keep your yacht looking and performing its […]

Mottling Meter

Make sure the finish is consistent with a mottling meter In the world of coatings, mottling is a defect which causes splotches to appear in a finish – rather than being brilliant and clear, the coating dries with irregular stripes and spots of lightness variation throughout. This is especially an issue for effect finishes and […]

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Powder Coating Manufacturers

Powder coating manufacturers in the UK As the powder coating market is enormous and ever growing, there are also many powder coating manufacturers who aim at producing the most durable powders for different sectors such as automotive industry, agriculture, wood processing and many more. If you are you looking for powder coating suppliers, this is […]

Phosphate Coating UK

Phosphate coating, the most common pretreatment for metal Pretreatment is one of the key components of a successful coating system: especially when coating metal. Each type of metal and types of topcoats require different kind of surface preparation and pretreatment to function optimally. The most common pretreatment for metal is phosphate coating which in a […]

Non Conductive Paint & Coating

Non conductive paint limits the flow of heat or electrical current Non conductive paint refers to a coating which is a poor conductor of heat or electricity.  These coatings are used as electrical or thermal insulators throughout industries – they protect surfaces from overheating and systems from short circuits. In principle, most organic coatings that […]

Fireproof Paint

Fireproof paint and what you need to know about it Fireproof paint, or other fireproof construction and lining materials, have been compulsory for years now in office buildings, entrance halls, public buildings, parking garages and governmental buildings. In the UK the general rule is: the higher the building, the longer the material needs to withstand […]

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Powder Coating Wood UK

Powder coating now also for wood Achieving a smooth, even surface on wood may be difficult due to the fact that liquid coatings tend to run, sag or dry unevenly in unfavourable circumstances. Additionally, governments are pushing towards lower VOC limits and more environmentally friendly products and processes. Therefore, powder coating wood is an option to […]

Sustainable Coatings | Green Coatings

Paint the world green with sustainable coatings There is now a widespread desire among consumers and manufacturers to improve the sustainability and environmental impact of the coatings industry. This shared intent has led to the rise of sustainable coatings – products developed with a focus on reducing or eliminating harmful components or processes or making […]

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Wood Coating UK

Protect, preserve and beautify  wood with the right wood coating Wood is a wonderful, versatile building material that has been used for thousands of years to construct everything from walls and floors of the family home to the furniture and cabinetry that fill it. In order to keep wood functioning at its best and most beautiful, […]

Waterproofing Wall Coating

Fight external deterioration and moisture with waterproofing wall coating Applying waterproofing wall coating on your brick or masonry wall is an ideal solution for protecting the wall from external wear and tear. The main purpose of a waterproofing wall coating is to make porous external walls impervious to water without drastically changing its appearance. The […]

Roof Coating Birmingham

Roof coating services in Birmingham and surroundings A roof coating project in Birmingham, often requires a professional contractor to do the job. Therefore, to make finding a contractor easy for you, we have made a list; in the table below you will find few roof coating companies who carry out roof repairs, industrial roof coating […]

Roof Coatings Scotland

Protective roof coatings on top of Scotland Roof coatings are an often argued topic; is it really worth the investment to apply roof coatings. Naturally, opinions differ but remember this; if you are not a fan of frequent roof maintenance and want to avoid replacing your roof as long as possible; you might consider roof […]

Binders and Resins for Paints and Coatings

Binders and resins for paints – An important coating ingredient A paint or coating is the combination of a pigment, a binder, a solvent, and additives. The binder, or resin, is usually what gives the coating its name, such as polyurethane or acrylic. While the pigment provides a paint with colour, the additives give it […]

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Powder Coating London

Powder coating London: an overview In a city the size of London, it is easy to get lost in the number of choices presented to you. Greater London has many powder coating facilities and suppliers, and the city is within reach of many more. So let us take some of the stress of it out […]