Taking care of your outdoor furniture and metal landscaping components can be a difficult task. If you need to update the look of your outdoor furniture, you might be tempted to DIY it with liquid paint or spray paint—common and inexpensive methods that tend to achieve a really nice aesthetic. The problem is that these methods aren’t built to last, leaving your outdoor furniture and landscaping vulnerable to problems.
The biggest problem with liquid and spray paint for outdoor furniture and landscaping is that they don’t stand up to inclement weather. Applying a liquid sealant will make it last a little longer but it still won’t stand up to severe weather for very long, requiring regular reapplication of the paint job. Powder coating creates a hardened layer of color that is fused to the metal, making it incredibly durable and far less vulnerable to inclement weather such as rain, snow, and hail.
Since liquid and spray paints don’t have the durability of powder coating, they tend to be high maintenance. They need to be regularly refreshed to cover up chipping and sun damage, while powder coating doesn’t. With powder coating, a simple cleaning every so often is plenty of maintenance to keep it in good shape for a long time. This method of painting metal is commonly found in the boating and automotive industries due to its high tolerance for abuse, making it the best option for anyone who wants their metal pieces to look stunning for years without the maintenance required for liquid and spray paints.
Color & Finish
Powder coating for your outdoor furniture and landscaping can be done in any color that is available as a liquid paint with several finishes for a perfectly tailored look. When you want that perfect seafoam green or a beautiful burgundy, powder coating can achieve the look you’re looking for with more finishing options than a simple matte or gloss.
Liquid and spray paints are actually bad for the environment as they pollute the air with volatile organic compounds, also known as VOCs. When you use a can of spray paint, you are actively polluting the air around you (so don’t forget your mask). Powder coating uses powder-based paint and a thermal reaction to create the protective coating on the metal, which is a process that produces negligible amounts of VOCs and less waste than other painting methods, making it a great option for your outdoor furniture and landscaping as well as the environment.
Contact Frank T. today to learn more about the powder coating process!
If you have more questions, Frank is ready to answer them! With over a decade of experience in the coating industry, Frank knows what it takes to create a lasting finish. He’s known across the country, and his impressive work has been featured on the Discovery Channel. When you ask for a professional in powder coating, you’ll probably be directed to Frank’s workshop. Whether you’re in Rockville, MD, or outside of the Maryland area, Frank can help! Give him a call or text at 301-798-9952 and get started on coating your project.