The Future of Finishing: Launching a Profitable Powder Coating Business

: The powder coating industry has experienced significant growth in recent years due to its eco-friendly nature and durability. As a result, many entrepreneurs are considering starting their own powder coating businesses. In this article, we will address some of the most common questions about the profitability and demand for powder coating services, as well as the requirements for starting a powd... Read More »

10 Reasons to swap from Liquid Coatings to Powder Coatings

Hello, powder coaters! Today, I want to talk about one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your powder coating business: whether to use liquid coatings or powder coatings. While both types of coatings have their advantages and disadvantages, there are many reasons why you might want to consider swapping from liquids to powder coatings. Here are the top 10 advantages of making the ... Read More »

The 5 Steps to Proper Pretreatment Prior to Powder Coating

Hello, fellow powder coaters! Today, I want to talk about one of the most important steps in achieving a high-quality, long-lasting powder coating finish: pretreatment. Proper pretreatment is critical to ensuring that your powder coating adheres correctly, resists corrosion and other environmental factors, and looks great for years to come. Here are the five key steps to proper pretreatment prior ... Read More »

I Want to Be a Powder Coater

Congratulations! You’ve decided to join the fastest growing segment in the finishing industry. With advances in technology, an ever-growing potential customer base, color choices galore, and information at your fingertips…..there’s no time like the present. Have you ever heard that a goal without action is simply a dream? Without movement, you’re bound to get hit by the train. So congratul... Read More »

Looking Online At Prices For Powder Coating Equipment? NOT SO FAST….

Shopping for powder coating equipment is worse than shopping for a new car.  It seems like every day, someone new pops up with a slick website and a Super Bowl worthy marketing campaign.  “Tons of sizzle, but where is the steak?” as my Grandad used to say.  How can the average person determine who is reputable and who is trying to build discount equipment in their garage?  What sal... Read More »

The Secrets that Successful Powder Coaters Don’t Want Others to Know

  There’s an old saying in sales training that says,”The customer won’t always tell you everything”. It’s used to make a point to sales staff to learn to ask questions. In the world of powder coating, it seems that many at the top of the food chain have their own secrets. Although not a “rule” by any means, there seem to be a few commonalities amongst suc... Read More »

Bringing Powder In House – Batch vs Auto System

Deciding to bring your powder coating in house is a big decision. Once you calculate your cost to apply powder in house versus what you’re paying, it often becomes a case not of something you “want” to do but of something that you “have” to do.  So, what happens when you get to that point?  Before you can begin the equipment quoting process, you have to determine if... Read More »


The first step when starting any business is going to be defining the end result:  Are you doing this as a hobby or as a true business?  What are your monthly sales goals?  There’s an old saying about not being able to make chicken salad out of….well, you know the rest.  The point is, you always begin a business by envisioning the end of the business.  What exactly does the end re... Read More »

Gas Oven or Electric Oven for Powder Coating ?

  The question often comes up about gas ovens versus electric ovens.  I’m updating an older post on how to powder coat concerning a question I received from a powder coating class student.   I thought it would be great to share here: “Hi Joey, i’ve been trying to figuring out a budget to start a new powder coating service of my own, i am stuck in the oven? i have no idea which are be... Read More »

Chemical wash before powder coat? ABSOLUTELY

You gotta love the internet.  It only seems like a short time ago that getting information on a subject required pain staking research.  Reading books, devouring trade magazine, and speaking to industry experts.  Today, a simple web search will pull up pages and pages of information on any subject.  Bad thing is – misinformation is also abundant.  I wanted to take a moment and try clari... Read More »

Answer to a masking & recoating question

Another question from www.insidepowdercoating.com that might be of interest to some.  Even though the question date was 2012, it still holds true here: Question:  “I have a customer who wants motorcycle wheels masked and the inside done with a flat black, then he wants the whole wheel covered with a clear. I’ll do the black then remove the masking, here is my question, do I leave the... Read More »

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