Did you know that home invasions jumped 21% in Australia after 1996 when the National Firearms Agreement (NFA) was passed? To combat this, you should consider installing fencing around your property. Tubular fencing, in particular, has been highly recommended due to its sturdiness, low maintenance requirements and its availability in a diverse amount of styles and designs. Tubular fencing should be powder-coated. This article will explore what powder coating is and why you should get your tubular fencing powder-coated.
What Is Powder Coating?
Powder coating is typically recommended over paint, and is a dry finishing process applied over the tubular fencing. Powder coating is made from a combination of polymer resin, curatives, pigments, leveling agents, flow modifiers and other types of additives.
This combination of chemicals is applied through a process known as electrostatic spray deposition (ESD) using a spray gun. The powder has an electrostatic charge applied to it, so that it adheres to the metal substrate. The metal substrate, along with the powder coating, then enters the curing oven, causing long molecular chains with a high cross-link density to be produced. This baking process will solidify the powder so that it is in one smooth, continuous layer, which is roughly twice as thick and hard as enamel finishes.
Powder coating can be applied in a variety of different colors, and possesses a smooth and attractive finish. It is an attractive option that will help protect the underlying metal, which is most commonly aluminium. However, powder coating can be applied over a wide array of different materials, like plastic and wood.
Why Should You Powder Coat The Tubular Fencing?
If you are on the fence regarding whether you should powder coat or paint the tubular fencing, you should consider these reasons regarding why powder coating has been noted to reign supreme. These reasons include:
Powder coating finishes on tubular fencing is a worthwhile investment that will help improve the strength and durability of the fencing, and also increase the security that your property enjoys. It is a relatively simple process that offers attractive benefits, and has been a highly recommended option over enamel paint for aluminum tubular fencing in particular.Share
17 October 2014
Hello and welcome to my construction blog. My name is David and I would like to tell you about the process of designing and building a new home from the ground up. I had always dreamed of building my own home and last year, that dream became a reality. I had been saving money for many years so I could afford to buy the materials and employ the contractors needed to construct my home. I learnt so much during the process, I decided to start this blog. It was a wonderful day when the final piece of my home was put into place and I am now very happy.