We pride ourselves on delivering innovative solutions that are environmentally responsible and will stand the test of time. Wood grain powder coating is both extremely durable, and unlike liquid finishes that contain solvents, is eco-friendly. With over 1,000 wood grain colors available to choose from and the option to use custom graphics, there is a solution for every project.
What is powder coating?
Powder coating is the process of applying a free-flowing, flour-like powder to an electronically grounded part using an electrostatically charged spray gun. Afterwards, the part then goes into a curing oven, where it creates a “skin”. When the "skin" dries, it forms a firm, durable finish resistant to scratches, cracking, peeling, UV rays, and rust.
The process of making the powder coating includes:
What is the powder coating application process?
Powder coating finishes require a clean surface for adhesion, so the first step is cleaning the substrate. Depending on the material, pre-treatment can include a chemical wipe down, sandblasting, an iron phosphate pre-treatment wash, or a 5-stage chrome-free pre-treatment wash.
Aluminum is usually pre-treated during a 5-stage wash system, and then the powder is electrostatically applied, using a spray gun with a positively charged tip. The part being powder coated is grounded by nature onto load bars. The powder “jumps” onto the part and holds on electrostatically until it goes into the curing oven. As the temperature in the oven rises, a chemical reaction occurs causing the powder to change to a gel form, and then it snaps, becoming a shell, or "skin", around the aluminum part.
What are the benefits of powder coating aluminum?
How many finishing patterns are available?
There are currently 1,000 wood grain patterns to choose from. Aside from the wood grain colors, designers have additional options including stone and marble patterns, rust, blackened steel, and custom graphics like a logo or photo.
What part of my design can I apply wood grain?
Everything from shade systems and pergolas, to ceilings, wall panel systems, and storefronts, can have wood grain powder coat applied. Take a peek at our Wood Grain Aluminum Solutions brochure below for more application and design inspiration. For more specific questions on applying wood grain to your design, please contact our design team at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our contact us form here.