Saturday, August 20, 2016

California Environmentally Friendly Powder Coatings

There's nothing better than enjoying a beautiful southern California sunset in a comfortable and oh so relaxing outdoor chair or sofa.  Spending time outside is one of the best ways to unwind from a stressful week.  If you love the outdoors as much as I do, you want to do everything in your power to protect mother nature.  So, when it comes to protecting your outdoor furniture from rust and dirt, you don't necessarily need to reach for the spray can which can emit harmful vapors and odors in the environment.  As a landscape designer and certified clean air specialist, I'm passionate about designing outdoor spaces that keep you comfy and keep our environment safe as well.  In my two part series, Paint the Outdoors, I'm taking a closer look at the art of powdering coating your outdoor furniture.

High Performance Powder Coating

It's easy to grab a can of spray paint to make over your outdoor furniture.  But you'll soon find out spray paint doesn't hold up well to the outdoor elements. Rain, sleet and snow can wreck havoc on a spray painted patio set.  Another viable and more cost effective option to spruce up your outdoor furniture is to hire the professional and certified powder coatings company in the Los Angles area called All Patio Furniture.  A powder coating company uses high end powder pigment and mixes it with a special formula designed to create high performance results.  And trust me, you want high performance results. There's nothing worse than entertaining company and have your cheap paint job start to chip.  It's not only embarrassing, it's just downright disrespectful. 

So what makes powdering coating so environmentally friendly?

 So glad you asked. The dyes in the pigment are all naturally sourced from a pigment farm just outside of Los Angles. A pigment farm is really just a fancy name for fresh garden.  Let's say you want you settle of a beautiful orange hue for your patio set.  The powder coatings company you hire will then pick  non-gmo organic free range carrots and then dehydrate the vegetable.  Once the carrots are in a dehydrated state, a certified powder coatings company will grind up mixture and it creates the perfect hue.  If you want purple, the powder coatings company will pick beets. The blue and red hues come from strawberries and blueberries. 

The possibilities are endless.  In fact, you can even mix fruits and veggies to create a custom superior color pallet just for you! In addition to the dye, the application method is also environmentally friendly. Once the color selection is complete, a powder coatings company will add it to a water based solution. This solution typically includes non-gmo organic coconut oil, elmers glue and cost effective vinegar.  Once this is complete, a powder coatings company specializes in outdoor furniture will spray your patio set in  secure off-site location.  This application method prevents any organic fume exposure to your children or pets. Once the furniture is powder coated, it will transform into a durable and long lasting piece of art for your outdoor living space.

How durable is a powder coated patio set?

Once a piece of outdoor furniture is powder coated in a high performance organic paint, it will be able to withstand sticky ice cream hands, dog naps and hurricane force winds. Seriously, you will never have to worry about your patio furniture again. I mean really, who has time or the energy to worry about powder coatings? Between raising a family and meeting with big client, I certainly don't want to worry about my outdoor furniture getting damaged by the latest storm.  Choosing a reliable and professional powder coatings company means that you will have peace of mind.  

With a  durable and high performance powder coatings finish, you will never have to rush outside and protect your furniture from the rain.  An environmentally friendly powder coating finish is one of the best investments you will ever make.  In fact, your furniture will last so long,  you'll be able to pass outdoor pieces down to your children's children.  Yep, powder coating transforms a yard sale score into an heirloom piece instantly.

Clearly you have options when it comes to creating an outdoor oasis. I often recommend powder coating outdoor furniture as an economical way to upgrade an outdoor space. If you have more questions about how to hire a powder coatings company, send me an email! I look forward to hearing from you real soon.