FAQ

 

What is the maximum size and weight that you can powder coat?

The maximum size that we can coat is 54 inches wide (centered) by 80 inches high, by 18 feet long. The maximum part weight is 400 pounds.

How quick is your turn-around?

In many cases our turn-around is 2-3 days, depending on the colour and our schedule.

What is powder coating?

Powder coating is a paint application consisting of fine dry powder pigment and resin. It is applied electro-statically to metal parts and heated to a temperature of about 400°F.

The powder reacts at this high temperature, resulting in a beautifully smooth, highly durable finish. Our complex process requires a phosphate wash, rinse, and dry-off before proceeding to the coating booth.

To learn more about powder coating, please see http://www.powdercoating.org/benefits/index.htm.

What advantages does powder coating have over wet painting methods?

Powder coating has many advantages over liquid paint applications. This includes producing a more durable and corrosion resistant finish.

Powder coating is also a more environmentally-friendly choice as it eliminates the need for an evaporating liquid paint carrier and cleaning solvents.

Powder coating material is free of both flammable and vapourizing components, so they do not pose a danger to us or to our environment.

Also, powder coating finishes last much longer than liquid paint applications, and with only a single application.

What are some examples of powder coated items?

We are surrounded by powder coated parts. Patio furniture, store shelving, fencing, automobiles, light fixtures, appliances, and bridge materials are all items that are commonly powder coated for superior corrosion resistance and durability.

Visit our sample products page for pictures and more examples. To see some colour samples visit our colour samples section.

Do you provide chemical or mechanical removal of previous finishes?

We provide metal stripping services at Byers Bush Powder Coating Inc., by means of sandblasting or chemical stripping.

Are there different types of powder?

There are a few types of powder coatings, polyester, epoxy, and hybrids. Epoxy and Hybrids are best for indoor applications because, while it provides a highly durable, shiny finish, it eventually forms a dull film in reaction to direct sunlight.

However, polyester does not have this problem, and is well suited to outdoor applications.

I am looking for a very specific colour, how large is your selection?

As custom powder coaters, we can match hundreds of colours using our many powder suppliers, and our large in-stock selection.

With high, medium, and low gloss, metallic, textured, and clear powders, there is no limitation on the selection of powder coating finishes available.

What colours do you run most often?

We have "standard colours" which we run more frequently. These include: black, white, grey and yellow, all in their high-gloss form, as well as semi-gloss white, and semi-gloss black.

Do you do any chrome plating?

As we are an environmentally-friendly company, we only apply powder coatings to metal substrates.

However, we have the ability to apply a chrome-free conversion coating to aluminum substrates that gives a level of protection that can equal or exceed traditional chrome specifications.

Area of Service?

We have been serving South-Central Ontario area for 40 years! Our scope area mainly, but not exclusively, are Brampton, Toronto, Markham, Waterloo, Scarborough, Kitchener, Oakville, Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, Newmarket, Mississauga, Hamilton, Cambridge, Concord, Etobicoke & Barrie.