LIQUID PAINT VS. POWDER COAT
- Resin, also known as binder, is the substance that forms the film. It is the backbone of the liquid coating system.
- Pigments are the particles that give the coating its color, hiding power, gloss control, and some corrosion protection.
- Solvents make the coating fluid and control application.
- The binder consists of resin, polymer, and crosslinker. This provides the powder with its fundamental properties.
- Primer color pigments can be either organic or inorganic and give the powder coating its color.
- Color consistency between batches.
- Lower dry film thickness (DFT) to achieve color, meaning lower cost per square foot.
- Product forming properties.
- Color shifting with film differences.
- High dry film thickness DFT to achieve color, meaning higher cost per square foot.
- More brittle than liquid coating.
- Commonly used powders fade quickly.