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The IFS team is here to help you with any powder or
application issues you may have, Below are some of the more
common issues that can crop up from time - hopefully this
will help! If you want to talk to an IFS technical expert,
just give us a call and we'll arrange for one of technical
team to get back to you, or email us at
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How is powder made?
Pretreating the substrate before applying powder to it is
important. At the very least the parts to be coated should
be cleaned and have any dirt or oil etc. removed from them.
If this is not done then you are going to get powder coated
dirt, oil and grease and this will not only affect how the
powder performs but also how the substrate performs beneath
Care & Maintenance
Once applied, powder coating needs to be properly cared for,
just like any paint. For example, you would not buy a car
(which is painted aluminum), leave it on your drive way for
10 years, never clean it and expect it to look the same.
Powder used on exterior applications is exactly the same
- it needs to be properly cared for. Usually a basic
cleaning schedule a few times a year will suffice, but check
with your IFS representative for the details of your powder.
Application of Powder Coatings
At IFS we manufacture powder, we don’t actually apply it.
There are thousands of powder coaters all over the USA who
do a great, high quality job of applying powder coating to
metal substrates. There are a few different ways of applying
powder, but the most common is electrostatic application.
IFS Powder Coatings for Architecture
A guide to using powder in architectural applications.