Powder Coating vs. Painting…No Contest
September 4, 2014
Is the suspense killing you? Okay. A powder coated safe room or storm shelter wins hands-down every time! That’s why all Survive-a-Storm safe rooms and storm shelters are powder coated to ensure that our customers receive the highest quality product on the market. Here’s how it works. Powder coating is a process of covering an object with a polyester or epoxy powder, applied electrostatically, which is then heated to form a protective layer, or “skin”.
Survive-A-Storm’s powder coating process occurs after our steel safe rooms and storm shelters are welded together.
We prepare the storm shelter by washing, or etching it, with an acid solution. This solution cleans the steel thus allowing the powder coating to better adhere to the unit. The next step is spraying the shelter with the paint powder. Because the shelter is grounded so the shelter actually attracts the paint from the spray gun. When the shelter has been evenly coated the excess powder begins to fall off, preventing over spray. The excess powder can be recycled which is very beneficial in keeping the cost of the shelter down. Then it is off to the oven where the shelter bakes for around half an hour at a toasty four hundred degrees.What comes out of the oven is a shelter that is evenly coated, rust resistant and extremely durable. It’s also the main reason we offer a Limited Lifetime Warranty on every safe room or storm shelter that leaves our factory. It looks nice too. Not that pretty matters when it comes to saving your life, but a Survive-a-Storm shelter looks good sitting over in the corner of your garage unlike its splotchy, chipping, painted competition. So if you or someone you know is in the market for the most durable, and don’t forget best-looking, safe room or storm shelter in the industry come see us at our Oklahoma City showroom at 3940 I-240 Service Road today or call us at 1-888-360-1492.