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“Put a new coat of paint on it” is an idiom we’ve used for generations. The statement’s meaning implies that covering an imperfection with a new coat of paint—figuratively or literally—will correct the problem. However, if you opt for powder coating, you may not need a new coat of paint later on. Here are some things you should powder coat instead of paint.
Light fixtures are often an afterthought for the exterior of your home. If there’s adequate illumination to unlock your door, that’s a win in any homeowner’s book. It’s astonishing how improved light fixtures can be with a powder coat.
Any light, whether it’s an interior or exterior one, will look significantly better receiving this treatment. A chandelier will be sparkly, a lamp will be brighter, and an outdoor shindig won’t leave your partygoers in the dark.
Any furniture that’s outdoors goes through the wringer yearly. Like a mail carrier, it’s always there for you, rain or shine. However, it can get gnarly since it endures the elements that Mother Nature throws at it.
Power coating patio furniture, picnic tables, and other outdoor staples is the best method for touching them up and making them look as good as new because it’s substantially faster. This is a notable advantage of powder coating over painting. It will fortify these pieces, preventing you from going patio furniture shopping every two years or so.
Fences and Gates
If you have a fence protecting your home, the odds are that it’ll begin to rust or, at the very least, lose its metallic glow. You shouldn’t want a gate or fence removing your home’s curb appeal. Powder coating helps turn a dull, rusted finish into the shinier version you had after installing it. Once you do, the decrepit fence will no longer be an issue.
Believe it or not, music videos wouldn’t be as exciting without powder coating. We’re pretty sure hip-hop artists wouldn’t be touting their rims if they weren’t powder coated. Applying a coating to car rims will fend off corrosion, prevent flaking, and minimize the effects of dirt and grime. If you take pride in your vehicle and want to protect the costly modifications you invested in, powder coating is the play, especially if painting is the alternative option.
Accounting for the things you should powder coat instead of paint makes those items look cleaner and helps them last longer. Most of the things we mentioned are things you don’t want to replace, so going the extra mile with powder coating is the most sound strategy.