Frequently Asked Questions

Can any metal be powder coated?

Essentially, YES! Any bare metal can be powder coated, not sure? Just give us a call to discuss your requirements.

How much does it cost? How long does it take?

Every job is different, hence pricing and time is dependent on a number of factors, including the work involved, the size and condition of your item(s). If you’d like us to provide a quote, you can call into our office with your item or email us some photos. It’s important to include all dimensions, the type of metal and condition including as much detail as possible (e.g. flaking paint, rust, etc.), will help us understand the scope of your project.

What services are available?

Metal stripping (sand blasting) and powder coating services are available at Southern Powder Coaters. When blasting metal, we recommend a primer coat to seal the metal and prevent moisture absorption, minimising future issues with corrosion. We recommend blasting for steel items and cast aluminium only. Extruded aluminium is not recommended for blasting.

Where can I see the colours and finishes you offer?

We have a large selection of stock colours and effects on display at our office. Come in to see our range and speak to one of our friendly staff about your ideas!

How should I maintain my powder coating?

The effects of ultra violet light atmospheric pollution, general dirt, grime and salt deposits can all accumulate over time and should be removed at regular intervals.

Steps to cleaning your powder coating :

  1. Remove loose deposits with a wet sponge rather than risk micro scratching the surface by dusting.
  2. Using a soft brush and mild detergent in warm water, clean the powder coating to remove any dust, salt or other deposits.
  3. Always rinse after cleaning to remove any remaining detergent.

Quality Assurance

To attain the highest level of quality control with our processes, we send samples of our powder coating work to the Akzo Nobel labs to undergo a thorough testing procedure. This test takes three months to complete as the samples are subject to 1000 hours of acetic acid salt spray. This is to determine any imperfections to the powder coated areas looking for adhesions, blistering or corrosion to base metal. We are proud to say we have passed every test.

It is also important to note that these tests are not an industry requirement, the testing is undertaken to keep our standards and quality at the highest possible level.

This is part of our continuous improvement program to ensure that we are at the forefront of powder coating technology and processes.

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Still have questions?

(08) 8322 5200