FAQ’s

Frequent Question’s About Powder Coating Services

Did you know powder coating is “Green”? It has fewer VOC’s and over-spray than liquid paint.

If you don’t see an answer to your question here, don’t hesitate to ask. We are available by phone, email or you can stop by the shop!

  • What types of things can be powder coated?

    • Outdoor Lawn & Patio Furniture
    • Home & Office Furniture
    • Metal Cabinets, Displays & Shelving
    • Railing, Fencing & Gates
    • Automotive Parts & Wheels
    • Truck Lift Kits
    • Motorcycle Frames, Wheels & Parts
    • Racing Frames & Parts
    • Bicycle Frames
    • Lighting Fixtures
    • “Whiteware” Appliances
    • Metal Doors and Frames
    • Metal Sculptures and Art Pieces
    • and more…
  • What are the benefits of powder coating?

    • Durable & Long-lasting
    • Very Colorful & Versatile
    • Economical
    • Scratch, Chip & Fade Resistant
    • Drip, Run and Sag Free
    • Allows thicker coatings than liquid paints
    • Consistent appearance on all surfaces
    • Resistance against UV rays & weather conditions
    • Resistance against corrosion & heat
    • Environment-Friendly & Practically Pollution-Free
    • Fewer (or no) VOC’s vs. liquid paint
    • Less Over-spray
  • What are the area’s you service?

    • Maryland
      We service the counties of:  Allegheny County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Carroll County, Frederick County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Washington County
      …and areas such as Baltimore City, Chevy Chase, Clarksburg, Frederick, Hagerstown, Kensington, Rockville, Silver Spring

    • Washington D.C.

    • Virginia
      We service the counties of:  Clarke County, Fairfax County, Frederick County, Loudoun County
      …and areas such as Alexandria, Berryville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Fallschurch, Front Royal, Herndon, Leesburg, Manassas, Purcellville, Reston, Winchester

    • West Virginia
      We service the counties of:  Berkeley County, Jefferson County
      …and areas such as Berkeley Springs, Charlestown, Martinsburg, Shepherdstown

    • Pennsylvania
      We service the counties of:  Adams County, Bedford County, Franklin County, Fulton County
      …and areas such as Breezewood, Chambersburg, Gettysburg, Waynesboro

  • How large can items be for powder coating?

    • Our oven is 8 x 8 x 18 ft.
  • How long does the powder coating last?

    • Several years! Lifespan of the coating depends on the type of powder used.
  • What kind of material can be powder coated?

    • Almost any metal can be powder coated- steel, stainless steel, aluminum, cast iron, copper, brass, bronze, magnesium and titanium. Out-gassing can occur in aluminum, cast iron and magnesium metals which cause bubbles to form under the finish. However, one of our vendors do offer some Out-Gassing Forgiving finishes (seen here in their specialties brochure).
  • Can you powder coat over an existing finish?

    • Most items require a fresh start, so we will need to media blast them first before powder coating.  However, polished metals can be powdered with a clear powder coating over the part to preserve the finish.
  • What powder is the best against weather?

    •  The Series 38 color series is the ultimate in weather resistance, preventing UV rays from fading your powder coating over extended periods of time. It also features greater chalking resistance, smooth flow, and great mechanical properties. Click here to view the brochure.

  • Can you match the powder to a specific color?

    • Yes, we can match most paint colors.
  • Can you fill dents or fix imperfections?

    • Yes, usually we can fix gouges, scratches and dents before powder coating.
  • Do I need to do anything to my item before powder coating?

    • No, we will disassemble and make sure your parts are free of grease/oil before powder coating.  After powder coating, your item is assembled again.
  • How long will it take to complete my job?

    • Usually within 3-5 business days.
  • What forms of payment do you accept?

    • We accept cash and check (no credits cards). Payment is due upon pick-up.