Powder coating is environmentally friendly coating process because when conventional liquid paint requires a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form, powder coating on the other doesn’t. Paint actually has three main components: pigment, binder and solvent. Why elimination of the solvent from the paint is environmentally friendlier? A solvent is something that dissolves something else. In paint it makes pigment and a binder liquid so it would be easier to apply it to different surfaces. But once the paint had spread out, the solvent evaporates into the air, leaving the paint evenly applied and dry beneath it. Have you noticed while painting the smell of the paint. Easily put it’s just the solvent evaporating into the air. Some of the solvents used in paints are VOCs (volatile organic compounds), which evaporate to make localised air pollution and can have a variety of long-term health impacts. Many modern day paints, like latex paints, use water as solvent which luckily is a relatively safer than old paints.
But VOCs are not only released into the air as the paint is cured, it also happens as the paint is ageing. VOCs damage the ozone and if trapped indoors, they can cause serious health problems to people exposed to them. So here you go, using liquid paint is not only dangerous to the environment, but also very dangerous to workers, who are exposed to VOCs while applying on the liquid paint.
So above paragraph is a fresh reminder why using powder coating is environment and health friendlier. But what does it mean for corrosion and rusting of the metal fence? Powder coating is very good to protect your metal fence from those same enemies: corrosion and the end-result of it: rust. Using spray guns to apply powder on the metal surface, it is then put in the curing oven, where with addition of the heat the coating chemically reacts to produce a long, very resistant to a breakdown, molecular chains, resulting in high cross-link density.
This resistant powder coat is very strong to protect your fence from corrosion. It’s doesn’t chip, and even when scratched it still provides protection, unlike galvanized chain wire that when scratched deep enough can lead to corrosion of your wire fence. So you have to keep that in mind.
Still not convinced that metal post and rail fencing is more sturdy than regular timber post and rail fencing, and the reason is that you just want that aesthetic warm value that comes with that white wooden fence. Then remember that when using powder coating, there are a lot of colours you can choose from, and if white is your favourite, then you must get it indeed.
Still not convinced. Then one other option is mixing the two of them: metal fencing and timber fencing. How? Well, you can always use timber posts and metal rails, or vice versa, and use the colour options that suit your requirements.
And even thought Diamond Fence is metal fencing company, we do mix and mash timber and metal for rail and post fencing. Like we said, we’ll always will find a fencing solutions that will suit your needs!
So whatever your fencing project might be, either for domestic fencing, commercial fencing or industrial fencing purposes, contact us. Diamond fence, a metal fence supplier, can supply and install your metal fence, but also supply only if you wish to install your metal fence yourself. Fencing Melbourne since 1978, we are here to help you with your metal fencing inquiries.
Therefore don’t wait if you have any post & rail fencing inquiries, be it metal post & rail fencing, or mix and mash of metal and timber fencing, call us on (03) 9753 4566 , shoot us an email on email@example.com, or just get a FREE online quote.