Estes Designs Mailbox & Streetscapes recognizes that powder coated mailboxes have numerous benefits over conventional “wet” paint. Powder coating is the spray application of a dry powder onto a metal base. The powder then adheres to the metal with an electrostatic charge and is finally cured with heat. This creates a hard, even, skin-like surface that clings to the mailbox, unlike typical wet paint applications that create a mere liquid (and often uneven) layer on top of the surface.
Powder coatings are typically more durable and longer lasting than wet paint applications and are more resistant to outdoor elements. This type of coating is chip resistant, more environmentally friendly with lower emissions of VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds), and allows for a greater selection of finishes and color options. Powder coating is drip and streak-free despite the chosen number of coats applied. When aluminum is used as the primary material, powder coatings are not prone to rotting, rusting, or other types of erosion.
Although powder coatings tend to begin to break down between five to ten years of UV ray exposure, the advantages outweigh the weaknesses of wet paint application.
Learn more about powder coating options by contacting Estes Designs Mailbox & Streetscapes at email@example.com or (317) 899-5556.