Porcelain Enamel Powder Vs Powder Coat

Spring is lurking just around the corner and you’re getting the itch. Not the allergy kind. It’s more of the itch to give your home a fresh look. And two of the most powerful options at your disposal, even if you’re not an avid DIYer, are color and lighting. So let’s breathe some new life into one of the most used rooms in the house — the kitchen.

Perhaps you’ve grown tired of builder beige on the walls. Bring home some of those sample bottles of paint and splash it around. Be bold! Try something new! Live with it for a week and see how the colors look at different times of the day. With minimal investment, you might just find the perfect shade!

Next, think about replacing those kitchen pendants that your contractor spent a solid 30 seconds thinking about at the big box store. When it comes to lighting, you have many choices but one of the first things you should consider is the finish.

One of the most popular finishes available today is porcelain enamel powder
coating. Powder coating is a dry powder that is applied most often to metals. We apply porcelain enamel powder
coating to an aluminum alloy of a thicker grade than you will find at most retail outlets.

We also prep our aluminum by hand with denatured alcohol which allows the porcelain enamel powder
coat to adhere better. This durable finish comes in more than a dozen different colors ranging from traditional hues of Black, Galvanized, and Rust to more brilliant shades of Barn Red, Buttery Yellow, and Royal Blue so you’re sure to find the right shade to fit your décor.

A second finish option is porcelain enamel powder
which was an industry standard back in the early 20th century. When RLM warehouse shades became the fixture of choice over bare bulb lighting in factories and warehouses, porcelain enamel powder
was used because of its ability to withstand high heat, chemicals, and even outdoor elements. Our porcelain enamel powder
shades are hand-spun from commercial grade steel, then three coats of porcelain enamel powder
glass are also hand applied. The shades are baked in a special oven where temperatures reach up to 1,600 degrees to seal the glass to the steel resulting in a high-gloss finish.

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Chemical properties of porcelain enamel powder

1) porcelain enamel powder often is applied as a paste, and may be transparent or opaque when fired; vitreous porcelain enamel powder can be applied to most metals. It has many excellent properties: it is smooth, hard, chemically resistant, durable, can assume brilliant, long-lasting colors, and cannot burn. Its disadvantages are its tendency to crack or shatter when the substrate is stressed or bent. Its durability has found it many functional applications: early 20th century advertising signs, interior oven walls, cooking pots, exterior walls of kitchen appliances, cast iron bathtubs, farm storage silos, and processing equipment such as chemical reactors and pharmaceutical chemical process tanks. Commercial structures such as gas stations, bus stations and even Lustron Houses had walls, ceilings and structural elements made of porcelain enamel powderl steel.

2) Color in porcelain enamel powder is obtained by the addition of various minerals, often metal oxides cobalt, praseodymium, iron, or neodymium. The last creates delicate shades ranging from pure violet through wine-red and warm gray. Porcelain enamel powder can be either transparent, opaque or opalescent (translucent), which is a variety that gains a milky opacity the longer it is fired. Different porcelain enamel powder colors cannot be mixed to make a new color, in the manner of paint. This produces tiny specks of both colors; although the eye can be tricked by grinding colors together to an extremely fine, flour-like, powder.

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