Guide To Colour selection

All powder coating colours and textured colours can be applied to steel, aluminium and other metals,which can be used for both internal and external applications.


What are the Differences between Powder coating colours & other Products?


Solid colours- Most colours are what we call "solid" colours which simply means that the colour is not transparent, does not need a base coat or a clear coat.


Metallic colours- Metallic colours have a "flake" mixed into the colour. Usually the metallic flake is silver. These colours have clear UV protection built into the colour and do not require a clear coat.


Candy & Dormant Colours- These colours are "transparent" colours. These colours are the hardest to coat and most expensive to coat as they require a three stage coating application.This involves : a base coat,  a candy colour and finally a clear coat. The range of colours is limited but are very unique.


Wrinkle & Textured Finish- These finishes create a  "hammertone" effect. They are silicon based colours which give a wrinkle or heavy textured finish when applied. Similar to the wet based hammertone products this type of powder coating is very unique. The range is limited but has enough to suit most needs.


Zinc Primers & Epoxy Primers- Depending on the job, primers can be used to fill minor imperfections in steel and aluminium due to their high build properties. These primers are also used to protect the item from the elements. We would recommend using a primer for Items that are located close to sea water or  which are exposed to the elements to ensure the longevity of the powder coat.


For further information on what application is best for your project, please give us a call to speak with a powder coating expert.