Powder Coating FAQs


What Is Powder Coating?

Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. 

The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that coating does not require a solvent. Parts are cured under heat to allow the paint to flow and form a "skin." Curing time is much faster than with liquid paint.

The powder may be a thermoplastic or a thermoset polymer, and creates a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint.     


Why Powder Coat? 


One of the fastest growing paint applications in the country for good reason.

 Compared to liquid paint, powder coating is highly durable against chipping and long lasting against the effects of weather. It contains a thick, dense finish that is environmentally safe compared to wet paint applications.  

Application is fast, easy and efficient with drips and runs never being an issue.  


What Can I Powder Coat?

Applications include-but are not limited to-industrial, building and architecture, custom manufacturing, bicycle frames, lawn and garden, custom art projects as well as stools and other furniture. We also coat automotive and motorcycle parts including car frames, rims, swing arms and engine parts. 


We can powder coat items up to 25 feet in length, and offer a large range of color and texture options to fit your needs.

Does your product need to be prepared for paint? No problem. We also specialize in cleaning and pretreatment options  for all types of metals: sand blasting, chemical stripping and heat removal stripping.

Northstar Manufacturing

3285 North 32nd Street, Milwaukee, WI 53216

(414) 445-1525