June 24, 2016

Electrostatic Painting vs Powder Coating

Electrostatic Painting

Electrostatic painting is often confused for powder coating. Both processes use electric charges to create magnetic bonds between the paint and the object, but a powder coat has to be baked in an oven off-site. With electrostatic painting, the bond between the paint and the object insures the paint will hold up, allowing the few hours necessary to cure and dry. The Electrostatic Process, in combination with high quality paint, makes for a new finish that will last years without chalking or fading. Electrostatic painting can be done On-Site, and in some cases, the items are ready to be used the next day.

There is no need for you to dismantle and transport the object to be painted; we provide fast on site service for our customers! Electrostatic painting provides an amazing finish that is durable and will last for years! Electrostatic Painting is best for large equipment or machinery that is not mobile.

Powder Coating

Powder coat paint is dry powder paint pigments that are electrically charged to stick to metals and aluminum. When oven cured, the powder slightly melts and flows for the most beautiful durable finishes available. Powder coating requires that parts be oven-cured to approximately 400 degrees. Most pieces need to be disassembled to coat properly and remove and plastic, silicone, or gaskets, then brought to our facility for coating. Parts are typically sandblasted first to remove old paint and rust, and better paint adhesion. Powder Coating is most popular with smaller parts and pieces that can be transported to our powder coating shop in Louisville.


Regardless of your needs, Bowles offers both Powder Coating and Electrostatic Painting options and we can help you determine which process best fits your needs and budget. Contact Us today for a free estimate.


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