Powder Coated Paint & Hot-Dip Galvanizing

Powder Coated Paint

Powder coating is an advanced colour-finishing technique. Powder is used instead of paint and is applied using specialized spray tools, then heated directly to the surface to form a colour coat. The powder is created using a range of ingredients, such as acrylic, epoxy, polyester, and polyurethane.

This technique can help to achieve a finish that is thicker and often more consistent than other alternatives, such as spray paint.


1. Preparation

Before you begin the powder coating process, you must first prepare the surface. Wet preparing and cleaning the surface can help to ensure an effective and lasting adhesion of the finish.

2. Application

Now that the surface has been cleaned and prepared, it's time to apply your powder coating. The powder coating will be applied using a specialized approach that helps the product to properly adhere to the chosen surface.

3. Finishing

Once the powder coating has been applied, the finish should cure for a minimum of 10 minutes at heat levels of 400°F or higher. This helps the powder coating to settle and properly set. You will be able to soon see the thick and shiny surface coat!


Powder coating is a strong, attractive, long-lasting and applicable solution for many surfaces. The top benefits of powder coating can include:

Powder coating provides a long-lasting result that can stand up to the elements. The thick adhesive finish often lasts longer than the average coat of spray paint.

Did you know that you can complete powder coats within a single application? Enjoy a quick and efficient application that provides a top-tier ROI.

With powder coating, you can explore a wide range of colour options for your application. Mixing and manipulating the powders beforehand is a quick and simple process!

Make an environmentally-friendly investment with powder coating. This approach offers fewer toxins and reduced waste during production for a given application.

The application of powder coat paint is exceptionally even with top-tier consistency. Especially when compared to the results of common alternatives, such as spray paint.

Hot-Dip Galvanizing

Hot-dip galvanizing produces a top-quality result that is resistant to corrosion, longer-lasting and maintenance free. Available at a reasonable cost, this solution can pay off for many enjoyable years to come.

To learn more about our hot-dip galvanizing process, how it can benefit you and how to get started, contact our experts at System Equine today.

Galvanizing Process

1. Surface Prep

Our hot-dip galvanizing process begins with surface preparation. We maintain a rigorous cleaning and preparation process to help ensure that the paint takes to your application successfully.

2. Galvanizing

The steel is then dipped in a molten (830 F) mixture of at least 98% zinc and lowered into the kettle at a precise angle. The zinc can then flow into, over and through the entire piece. The iron in the steel metallurgically reacts with the zinc to form a series of zinc-iron intermetallic layers and an outer layer of pure zinc.

3. Inspection

The final step is an inspection of the coating. A very accurate determination of the quality of the coating can be achieved by a visual inspection, as zinc does not react with unclean steel, which would leave an uncoated area on the part. Additionally, a magnetic thickness gauge can be used to verify the coating thickness complies with specification requirements.

Hot-Dip Galvanizing Benefits

Hot-dip galvanizing provides a number of benefits to the steel it protects. 

Hot-dip galvanizing results in a product that is extremely durable and even abrasion-resistant, as the intermetallic layers are harder than the base steel. However, even if the coating is damaged, zincs sacrificial action will protect exposed steel up to ¼ inch away.

With a standardized process that is recognized for excellence, hot-dip galvanizing is designed with longevity in mind. The coating is applied perpendicular to the surface, meaning that all corners, edges and surfaces have an equal thickness and application. With top-tier materials and a team of well-rounded experts, you can expect nothing less than many years of use and an exceptional ROI.

As a farm or barn operator, your time is precious. With the low-maintenance requirements of hot-dip galvanizing, you can spend less time maintaining the structures within your barn, and more time on the most important and time-sensitive matters. The zinc coating offers an impervious layer that is resistant to corrosion, providing your application with a long, maintenance-free service lifespan.