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What is the most important criteria to look for when choosing the outdoor furniture for your hotels, restaurants and beaches?

 The design, materials, comfort, price? All of these are essential to offer a great experience for your guests, and to keep your peace of mind. However, one thing should be added to this list: the finishing. Are these hotel or restaurant outdoor furniture coated with powder or with another process? Don’t worry, we will explain everything.

What is powder coating?

Powder coating is a dry finishing process that is usually used on metals, household appliances, automobiles, outdoor furniture and others. It’s one of the many ways to paint a specific surface. Found as the most effective mean by those who first tried it, powder coating became a reference for high-quality and durable finishing.

How does it a work?

Powder finishing is done with thermoplastic or thermoset polymer powder combined with additives that will then be melt-mixed, cooled, and ground into a uniform powder. Inserted into a spray gun which applies an electrostatic charge, the sprinkling can begin. After spaying the surface with powder, the parts enter a curing oven to create a chemical reaction that gives the final result of this finishing process.

Advantages of powder coating over other processes.

Outdoor furniture manufacturers and suppliers should use the powder coating method instead of others that use liquids. This effective process not only improves the finishing aesthetically, but also makes it last longer. Here are other reasons why powder coated garden furniture are better than liquid painted:

Powder coating is one of the lowest cost finishing methods up till today. The materials and equipment costs might be similar to those used for liquid coating, but the savings happen in energy, production, labor and waste disposal. This cost saving can affect the end consumer with the purchase price.

This method is used to create a hard finishing that is tougher than liquid paints. To verify if the outdoor furniture is coated with liquid or powder, first, you should be very discreet. Second, try to scratch the paint with your nails. If it goes, this means that liquid painting has been used. Otherwise, it’s powder coating. Therefore, it has a higher level of durability.

When sprayed, the powder layering produces thicker finishing than liquid paint and it does it without running or sagging. Liquid paint can droop and ruin the finishing by creating bumps and layers, whereas powder creates a lot fewer appearance differences.

When sprinkling the powder from the gun, it emits zero or close to zero volatile compounds (VOC). VOCs are organic chemicals that are dangerous to the human health, the environment and anything that can breathe these poisons.

Powder coating over spray can be 100% recycled, which means that it still doesn’t harm the environment with wastes.
Now that you can differentiate between powder coating and other methods, make the right choice when choosing your outdoor furniture for your hotels or restaurants. Your decision can be decisive to your guests and the environment. Also, it will save you from visiting the furniture store every once in a while.

Skyline Design, a furniture manufacturer and supplier, provides high quality and luxurious rattan outdoor furniture for hotels, restaurants, beaches and others in Thailand, UAE, KSA, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan, Oman and other countries in the Middle East. Skyline Design also distributes its garden and patio luxury furniture to stores.



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