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What Is Powder Coating?

Powder Coating is an advanced method of applying decorative and protective finishes to a wide range of materials and products. The powder used for the process is a mixture of finely ground pigment and plastics. This mixture is sprayed onto the surface being coated, where it adheres electro-statically until heated and fused into a uniform coating in a curing oven. The result is a durable, high quality and attractive finish.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What Can Be Powder Coated?

A: Powder coating can be applied to virtually any type of metal, in any size from the heads of screws to street light standards. New developments in the industry have also allowed many non-metal items, including glass bottles and ceramic materials to be coated.


Q: What are the advantages?

A: Primarily, this process presents a dramatic advantage over wet paint in the areas of durability, and corrosion resistance. Unlike liquid paint, no solvents are used, so only negligible amounts of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), are released into the air. Unused or over-sprayed powder can be recovered, so any waste can be disposed of easily and safely.



Architectural, Structural, Oil & Gas:

Continental Powder Coating a division of Calgary Powder Coatings has many years of experience and expertise in powder coating for our harsh climates.

The application of our Extra-Guard Plus insures long lasting corrosion protection and high luster finishes without fading or chalking.

Our attention to quality control in all stages of pre-treatment guarantees our customer's satisfaction.



There are several options of stripping and surface conditioning for restoration of metal products, bringing the surface back to its original new metal surface. Once the metal has been restored to new, near white surface, the Extra-Guard protective coating is applied; followed by a top coat color of your choice. Standard stocking colors can be applied, or we can special order custom color matches to meet your specifications.