Powder Coating Vs Paint For Heavy Duty Parts & Equipment

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Powder coating is one of the most versatile and effective surface coating techniques for the construction industry. Similar to the automotive and aerospace sectors, applications often vary in size. However, in comparison to other finishes, this advanced powder formula offers a flawless method for heavy duty equipment coatings.

Renowned for our construction powder coating services, here at R&M, we commit ourselves to delivering unmatchable results. As well as, providing exceptional service from start to finish. To better understand how powder coating can enhance your business’s projects, we’re going to compare this system up against standard paint finishing, proving that it’s an efficient option.

Paint Or Powder Coating For Heavy Duty Parts?


Powder coating heavy parts offer a significantly more durable finish in comparison to paints for metal structures. Applying paint, although buildable, will eventually lose its strength and endurance due to the natural occurrence of wear. Equipment in the construction industry is more often outdoors for long periods of time. Therefore, extreme weather conditions and other outdoor factors can diminish the paint’s quality.

On the other hand, this specialised powder coating formula makes heavy-duty equipment more indestructible. Powder coating is a distinct chemical reaction that is triggered throughout the curation process. Weather, general wear and other complications aren’t a hazard to powder-coated surfaces. Therefore, results are strong and resilient.

Environmentally Friendly

Powder coating produces extremely low volatile organic content (VOC). Not only is this a safer option for application purposes, but this reduces wastage. Powder coating is formulated in controlled batches to suit the needs of your project, therefore a greener and more cost-effective solution.

However, solvent paints are harmful to the environment and operators, and as they’re non-permanent, they often require a consistent amount to keep on top of results. Therefore, more budget allocated and the loss of reputable working processes too.


Spray paints and other surface coatings are limited in their lasting effects. Over time, the paint will begin to erode, and flaking may take place, resulting in the need for consistent maintenance and, in extreme cases, replacement.

How Long Does Powder Coating Last?

Powder coating can typically keep its finish for about 20 years. However, it entirely depends on the environment the parts are exposed to and the pre treatment. As previously mentioned, powder coating heavy parts in the construction industry allows for a more permanent solution to keeping your applications in prime condition, in both appearance and quality. Therefore, there is a higher guarantee that the results will last for a significant time.

Heavy Duty Equipment Powder Coatings by R&M

Comparing the system of heavy duty equipment coatings through powder coating against standard paints, shows that powder coating is the superior choice. But, why choose R&M Powder Coating for your finishing needs?

What size items can we powder coat? The envelope size for our workshop is 2.4m in length by 1.3m Height by 400ml Depth.

Reaching nothing but excellence in colour, gloss, smoothness, curing, resistance and pre-treatments, powder coating in construction can be the answer to optimising your projects. If you’re searching for powder coating in Birmingham, look no further. By choosing us here at R&M, you’re met with over 200 years of experience combined, making us specialists in our field.

Whatever questions you may have, we will always be able to advise you on the best option for your business. Get in touch today on 01384898765.

If you found this blog useful you may want to read a previous one: E-Coating vs Powder Coating | Why Powder Coating Is The Unmatched Choice

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