Powder coatings have become extremely popular since its introduction. Powder coating businesses make up 15% of the industrial finishing market. Many companies opt for powder coatings as it possesses a high-quality; durable finish. However, it is recommended that before reprofiling the coating, Removing powder coatings that are already there should be done first. This week, Markwell Peck, a sandblaster company in London, have put together the complete guide on removing powder coatings.
What are powder coatings?
Essentially, powder coating is a dry finishing process which can be used for both protective and decorative purposes. Powder coating is applied through a process of electrostatic spray deposition. They are typically used when being applied to a metallic surface. Powder coatings can be applied to even the roughest of machinery. This is because it provides an even more durable finish compared with liquid paints. Using the coating as a finishing process reduces the risk of scratches, chipping, abrasion and corrosion. However, it is important to note that before you apply a powder coating, the item needs to be stripped of any current coating as well as de-greased. The great thing about choosing powder coatings as a finishing process is that there is little to no risk of air pollution.
How can sandblasting be used to remove any excess coating?
Sandblasting is one of the most environmentally friendly ways to remove powder coatings. If you decide to hire a professional sandblasting service, you are not going to have to deal with expensive disposal fees compared with if you opt for using chemical strippers. The major benefit with sandblasting is that it works toward protecting the metal; restoring it and giving it a new lease of life. The material which will be used will need to be aggressive, Markwell Peck recommends using aluminium oxide or steel grit. Not only does using an aggressive media help get the job done quickly, but it also ensures to strip the material of any unwanted contaminants.
If you would like to find out more information about how our sandblasting services can benefit your business, do not hesitate to get in touch with Markwell Peck, a sandblaster company in London, today on 01279 419 200.