Classic Ironworks is proud to now offer powder coating on all our products, including railing, gates, fences, and doors. In fact, we can powder coat those same products you may already have installed at your home or office.
What Is Powder Coating?
For those who may not be familiar with the process, powder coating is an alternative to conventional painting that creates an incredibly durable exterior layer of protection. As its name suggests, powder coating starts as a free-flowing, dry powder before application. Unlike traditional liquid paint, which is delivered via an evaporating solvent, powder coating is applied electrostatically and then cured under heat or with ultraviolet light. The powder may be a thermoplastic or a thermoset polymer.
Powder coating is primarily used to coat metals, such as household
appliances, aluminum extrusions, automobile components, bicycle frames,
patio furniture, and ornamental iron. We're thrilled to say that this innovative process is now available for Classic Iron Works customers!
Frequently Asked Questions
How Does Powder Coating Work?
Powder coating begins its life as a dry powder made of finely ground particles of pigment and resin. That powder is then applied to your piece of choice electrostatically. When the powder is applied to the metal surface, it bonds to the material to create a smooth, even finish. After the bond is formed, it is cured under heat to form a hard finish that is both scratch and chip resistant.
What Are the Benefits of Powder Coating?
This method creates a highly durable finish that can withstand high temperatures, UV rays, and chemicals. It is also a very cost-effective option compared to other types of finishes. This coating can also be applied to various metals, including aluminum, steel, and brass.
In addition to its durability, this coating also offers a wide range of color options. Powder coating is available in metallics, pearls, and even fluorescent colors. This makes it easy to create a unique look for your products.
How Durable Is Powder Coating?
Powder coating is a high-quality finish found on thousands of products you interact with daily. Powder coating protects everything from the roughest, toughest machinery to everyday household items. It provides a more durable finish than liquid paints while still providing an attractive finish. Powder-coated products are more resistant to impact, moisture, chemicals, ultraviolet light, and other extreme weather conditions. In turn, this reduces the risk of scratches, chipping, abrasions, corrosion, fading, and other wear issues.
It's tough. It looks great. And it lasts a long, long time. On top of its durability, powder coating is an attractive choice due to environmental advantages.
Classic Ironworks has powder coating solutions for all your home and office needs. Whether we are customizing a product for you or the product is already installed, we can apply powder coating to protect and beautify any item.
You’ll never regret the decision to
buy from Classic Iron Works!
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, we have a showroom in Downtown Birmingham, AL where we have been located for almost 30 years. Our address is 3724 First Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35222.
Classic Iron Works has been in business as a Birmingham fixture for almost 30 years. Our reputation, quality products, and customer service are second to none!
We supply a variety of products and services for both residential and commercial projects including: Castle-type entry iron doors; custom interior and exterior handrails; steel security doors, burglar bars, and AC cages; gates (both walkthrough and vehicular); fencing; mailboxes and traffic signage; and services related to each of these.
No, we not only work with wrought iron, we also work extensively with steel and aluminum depending on the application of your project.
The answer to this will depend heavily on the type of project you have. Typical projects can be completed and installed in 3-4 weeks. Larger or more intricately detailed work may take a little longer.
We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards. We do require a 50% deposit upfront with the balance due upon completion.
Yes, we are a fully licensed, bonded, and insured company.
Please contact us. A representative will contact you shortly, and as always, all of our estimates are free of charge!