What is powder coating?

PPC is a method of coating often used in the construction industry due to its robustness and aesthetic quality.

In a nutshell:

  • Powder coats are applied using a dry powder and an electrostatic charge.
  • The charge creates a thick, even layer over the material.
  • Powder coatings are resistant against harsh weather conditions, chemicals and abrasions.
  • It provides a high-quality finish which can be guaranteed for up to 25 years.
  •  There are around 2,000 colour options available for powder coating.
  • The longevity of powder coats can be affected by prolonged exposure to UV light and corrosive environments.


Powder coating is achieved by applying a dry powder to a charged surface which is then placed in an oven at a high temperature to allow the powder to flow and produce an even layer. The electrostatic charge also creates a thicker coating from only one layer of paint and holds it in place. This makes it different from conventional paint which uses an adhesive to stay in place.

The thick coating created by the electrostatic provides greater resistance against moisture and extreme weather conditions. Furthermore, it doesn’t react with chemicals and solvents therefore increasing it’s durability and protection from corrosion and abrasion.

As well as offering an extended life span, powder-coatings do not use solvents like traditional paint, which makes it an environmentally friendly coating option.

In terms of aesthetics, powder coating has over 2,000 colour options which can retain its vibrancy for up to 25 years. However, consistent use, prolonged exposure to UV light and corrosive conditions may break it down faster.