How to Paint a Custom Powder Coat How to Paint a Custom Powder Coat
Custom powder coating is a quick and environmentally friendly way adding color to just about any metal object.
Step 1 – Clean the Surface
Ensure the pieces you want to powder coat are clean and free from dirt and old paint. Sand-blast them or use a good grade of emery cloth.
Step 2 – Preheat the Oven
Turn on the oven so that it is heating while you are coating the pieces
Step 3 – Spray Coat
Spray the pieces so they have a good even coat of the powder coat.
Step 3 – Bake for 15 Minutes
When the oven is hot enough (375 degrees) place the pieces inside (make sure they are not touching each other) for about a quarter of an hour. This is usually plenty of time.
Step 4 – Allow to Cool
Allow the metal plenty of time to cool down before removing it from the oven—always use gloves for this, just in case.
You have just painted your metal objects without having to use cellulose paint sprays or masking and you have achieved a better finish that is bonded to the metal.
Edward Kimble, professional painter and author of Interior House Painting Blog, contributed to this article.