Choosing the right powder coating colour is not as easy as it sounds.

There are many different colours and effects to choose from, making this decision a difficult one. To help you with your decision, we have compiled a list of some popular powder coatings that will hopefully make the process easier for you.

We hope this blog post will give you some helpful information on how to choose the right powder coating colour!

What Is Powder Coating and Why Should You Choose It Over Other Options?

A powder coat is a dry, free-flowing powder that is sprayed onto surfaces.

The powder is then fused to the substrate, making a bond between the substrate and the coating. Powder coatings are electrostatically sprayed and cured in a curing oven.

The powder coating process not only helps to protect the substrate surface but also gives a high-quality finish that’s tougher than many other methods. When choosing a powder coating colour, you have a few different options.

The most common powder coating colours are metallic, pearlescent, and satin finishes. There are also speciality colours like liquid copper and sparkle powder.

How to Choose the Right Colour for Your Project

Choosing the right colour of powder coating for your project can be a daunting task, especially if you are trying to match an existing colour.

Powder coating colours are much more complex than simple paint colours. Not only do you need to consider what the end product will look like, but you also need to consider how the colour will look in its intended application.

When it comes to choosing the colour of your powder coating, samples are a great way to get an idea of what the finished product will look like. Display boards, colour charts, and colour chips are available at most powder coating facilities.

Many facilities also have colour swatches for their customers to see. However, the best way to choose your powder coating colour is to make a mock-up of the final product that you are trying to match.

This will help you to get a visual representation of the finished product.

Different Effects You Can Get From Powder Coating

Many different effects can be achieved using different powder coating colours.

These effects can be achieved through the use of additives. The most commonly used additive is a tint.

Tints can be added to create a specific colour. Tints are added to the powder coating solution and are determined by the amount of powder colourant needed.

Tinting solution enhances the colour of the sample. A pearlescent powder coating has a pearl-like appearance.

The appearance is created by adding pigments to the final powder coating that scatter light and create a luminous effect. Depending on the colour, the pearlescent finish can range from subtle to very striking.

A satin finish has a velvety appearance. As the name suggests, the finish is somewhat shiny.

Swatches and samples of the powder finish can help you determine if a satin finish is what you are looking for. Speciality powder coatings can be created by combining metallic and pearlescent finishes.

For example, liquid copper is a speciality finish and the powder finish can be either a brilliant gold or metallic copper for metallic finishes or a brilliant silver or metallic silver for pearlescent finishes.

Powder Coatings Pros and Cons

There are many pros and cons of using powder coating over other products, too many to list here in fact! But a few trivial examples might be:

  • Powder coatings are environmentally friendly. The powder coating process doesn’t release solvents, so it reduces pollution by up to 90%.
  • Powder coatings are durable and can deliver superior durability and hardness than other coatings like paints.
  • Powder coatings are hard wearing. The finish is harder and scratch-resistant compared to paint. This is especially useful for commercial and automotive applications.
  • Powder coatings are easy to touch up. Powder coats can be easily touched up if necessary. Touch up powder coatings cost less than repainting. Powder coatings cost less to apply at first. However, in the longer term, powder coatings are more cost-effective than repainting.
  • Powder coatings have excellent weather resistance.

The Importance of Choosing a High-quality Powder Coating Company for Your Project

If you have a project that is too big to tackle by yourself, it is worth considering getting in touch with a professional company to work on the project with or for you.

If you are contemplating using a powder coating company, it is important to choose a company that has the right type of equipment and experience to provide the service you require. There are several factors that you should consider when choosing a company and many questions that you should consider asking.

– It is important to know what kind of coatings they provide, and if they can provide thickness that is best suited for your project.

– It is important to ask what range of colours are available.

– It is also important to know if they can powder coat items over, sizes and shapes to your requirements.

– It is also important to know if they have a rework facility to see if the job needs to be redone.

– It is important to ask about their warranties, and how they handle a warranty claim.

– Plus many more.

If you have any other questions or queries, or would like any advice then here at Blast ‘N’ Baked we pride ourselves on giving the best customer service available.

We have a team of highly qualified and experienced powder coaters ready to work with you on your next project. Whether you are a novice or a professional in other industries, we can help you.

Tell us what you need and we will provide you with the right information to make an informed decision.

Tips on How to Take Care of Your New Paint Job Once It’s Done

Taking care of your new powder-coated paint job is probably not as easy as you might think. Here are some things to consider.

Before Applying:

  • Make sure the surface is dry and clean. Wood surfaces should be properly sanded and primed before powder coating. Similarly, a properly prepared aluminium surface needs to be cleaned, sanded and polished before powder coating.
  • Powder coating solutions should be mixed thoroughly before use. Make sure the powder is thoroughly mixed before application. Use a well-ventilated mixing area.
  • Use plenty of respirators when applying powder coatings.

After Applying:

  • Wear gloves to prevent skin contact with powder coating. Always clean the area immediately after use to remove any residual powder from the powder coating.
  • Keep the sanded and cleaned surface free of any dust or debris, especially wood surfaces or unpainted steel surfaces.
  • When transporting or storing powder coated items, make sure to always keep them covered to prevent moisture or other contaminants from getting into the powder coating.
  • Always store powder coated items in a well-ventilated area.

Now that you know more about what powder coating is, its advantages, and what it can do for you, it shouldn’t be long before you’re powder coating your item.


There are a lot of benefits to using powder coating for your next project.

It’s durable, affordable and comes in an unlimited number of colours. Plus you don’t have to worry about it chipping or peeling off as other coatings might do over time.

For the best results, make sure that you choose a high-quality company with experience working on projects just like yours! We can help if you need a little guidance choosing the right colour and style for your project as well as provide tips on how to take care of your new paint job once it’s done.

Contact us today so we can tell you more about our services!