At Aluminum Handrail Direct, we’re proud to offer a variety of powder-coated aluminum handrails. But why powder coating? From durability to eco-friendliness, find out more about the benefits of this coating for aluminum handrails for your home or business.
What Is Powder Coating?
When you browse our handrail catalog, you’ll see “powder-coated handrail” under most of our product descriptions. But what is it, and how does it work? The process is just what it sounds like: a dry finishing process in powder, rather than liquid, is applied to a surface. The powder is then melted and allowed to dry and harden into an extremely durable coating. Once the coating is fully cured, it forms a smooth, hard finish that is ideal for handrails and other interior/exterior products. Powder coating is also typically sprayed onto a surface instead of being hand-dipped or painted.
Why Powder Coating?
If you want a handrail that will last for years, powder railing may be your best option. Durability is one of the biggest benefits of using powder coating. This coating is significantly longer lasting than standard paint coating, due to increased moisture, chemical, and impact resistance. Powder coating also offers greater protection against scratches, chipping, and corrosion from extreme weather and other issues. This is especially important in areas with volatile weather – beachfront resorts, for example. In these scenarios, the coating holds up against even the most hard-hitting rain, salt spray, and hail. For the same reasons, this coating is also a good option for high traffic areas.
Efficiency and Eco-Friendliness
Environmental impact is top of mind for many of today’s business owners. While paint coating can involve a significant amount of waste, powder coating can cover an entire railing in a single application. This both reduces product waste and reduces time that would otherwise be spent waiting for paint to dry. Powder also has several other environmental advantages, including reduced hazardous waste, lower carbon dioxide emissions, and no need for a primer layer. All of these factors reduce the coating’s environmental footprint and eliminate the need for toxic and potentially carcinogenic additives.
Versatility and Customizability
Durability and environmental friendliness are two major benefits of powder coating, but versatility might be the most immediately compelling. Whether you’re looking for a classic finish or something bold and cutting-edge, this coating provides the versatility you need at an affordable price. You can typically completely customize your coating color, and our manufacturers offer a wide range of finishes from matte to high gloss and even textured. When it comes to railing aesthetic options, powder coating provides the most flexibility by far.
So, why powder coating? This coating is your railing’s best defense against weathering, scratches, and other damage. Additionally, not only is this option extremely durable and environmentally friendly; it also offers an unrivaled level of customizability in terms of color, texture, and finish. When it comes to choosing a new railing for your home or business, powder coating’s benefits go on and on.
Now that you’ve explored the ins and outs of powder coating and aluminum railings, are you looking for an expert who can walk you through purchasing and caring for a new aluminum railing? At Aluminum Handrail Direct, we are committed to providing high-quality aluminum handrails that are durable, maintenance free, affordable, and attractive. If you have questions about aluminum handrails or if you are searching for a handrail system that fits your needs, call us at 417-409-3179 or visit Aluminum Handrail Direct’s online store today. We offer handrails, wall mounts, mounting screws and anchors, touch-up spray paint, and much more. We look forward to hearing from you!