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People are often surprised to learn how much work goes into designing even the simplest objects in ships and boats, such as the beds and toilets. We have to design for all of the forces of the sea as well as corrosion from the sea water for outdoors objects. There is something really special about designing some equipment that can withstand all sorts of issues. This blog explains the design and manufacturing that goes into make marine grade items. It will be great for anyone who is passionate about the sea as well as students of industrial design and manufacturing.

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Finish Your Metallic Outdoor Furniture with DIY Powder Coating

For some homeowners who have an outdoor living space, metallic furniture is a convenient way to provide seating for this are. However, most metals tend to corrode over time due to exposure to the elements. As such, it would be ideal to find a way to protect them while still enhancing their overall aesthetic appeal. Although wet painting my seem like a feasible option, some people overlook the fact that chipped paint can still lead to your metallic furniture developing rust. Instead, you should consider DIY powder coating. This is a process of applying dry pigment onto your metallic furniture using an electrostatic gun spray. Here are some of the reasons why you should finish your metallic outdoor furniture via DIY powder coating.

Powder coating provides you with an array of finishes

Some people tend to be under the wrong impression that powder coating only results in a matte finish on your chosen surface. Although matte powder coating is a popular option for people, it is not the only one that is available to you. The first thing you need to note is that powder coating comes in a myriad of resin bases. These resin bases include urethanes, hybrids, epoxies, and acrylics. The varying resin bases are what will determine the type of texture of your finish. The resin base you choose will also determine the amount of gloss, or lack thereof, on your finished surface. As such, you can rest assured that you will have a wide array of finishes to choose from when you opt to powder coat your metallic furniture.

Powder coating is low cost

Another factor some people do not realise in regards to powder coating is that it is a low-cost alternative when compared to wet painting. There are several elements that make powder coating more economical than liquid painting. These elements include decreased labour, low energy, and less waste disposal. Overall, these elements put together could make DIY powder coating more affordable to you than opting to liquid paint your metallic outdoor furniture.

Powder coating has a uniform appearance

One of the inconveniences of liquid paint is that you could end up layering it on too thick or too thin when applying it. As such, your outdoor metallic furniture will then have areas where the liquid paint is either too light or other areas where it is too heavy and begins to sag. If you would like to ensure a uniform appearance, then you should opt for powder coating.