Powder Coated Effects
Patina Powder Coat & PowderLUX©
Bring patina powder coating into your next residential & architectural project without using expensive copper, liquid paint, sublimation, or chemical induction.
Whether you’re a product engineer, design house or luxury homeowner our VOC-free, powder coating effects provokes conventional thinking about patina coating metal. Our innovative technique & signature colors mimic traditional liquid & chemical looks without all the headaches of achieving them.
The PowderLUX© line delivers outdoor super durability with distressed finishes from aged copper, rust, blackened steel, brushed bronze & wood.
They’re so realistic even Mother Nature can’t tell the difference. . .
* individual samples available upon request
Traditional methods are problematic & expensive.
Current methods in the market today are acids and chemical mixtures. They create one of two outcomes, living finishes or faux painted finishes. Most are caustic and include solvents that are harmful to the environment and the applicator.
Here are some other limitations:
- Aqueous solutions, such as anodizing, are fallible if done improperly and reflect older production methods.
- These traditional methods can be slow due to dry times between coats.
- Clean-up is messy and may require extra floor space or ventilation during the curing process.
- Countries are limiting large-scale production.
Examples of aged copper, aging copper & failed paint methods
Today’s applications are toxic, messy & expensive
Due to restrictions and laws forbidding the use of such products, it puts downward pressure on the future of artistic finish methods, while demand continues to grow.
Additionally, dye-sublimation is an expensive alternative but its uses are limited when it comes to small part production & custom fabrications.
Imagine This! Patinas Ready from Day 1
I’m introducing a new twist to achieving a realistic patina copper effect on metal in a non-traditional way. We call it perfect patina in paradise and it’s just one of the many effects created.
It was my unique background as a master painter that challenged me to capitalize and create this finish. Could it be done?
Speed in production using industrial powder coatings as a creative force intrigued me the most. It was my muse and yet it’s a painter’s crux. They are bound by this rule or risk losing the quality of the effect they are trying to create if not heeded.
Today’s powder coatings.
The current culture around powder coating doesn’t lend itself easily to visual innovation. It relies upon industry standards like single or two-coat systems as common methods to produce metal coatings. Lately, the focus has been mainly on margin & equipment to move the industry rather than developing better skill-based methods.
The limited availability for customers seeking aged, distressed & patinated finishes are not from a lack of demand but rather ability.
That is until now.
I’ve used similar techniques to produce other exotic finishes, including weathered steel, stone, marbling & wood effects.
Ross Scott, Maui Powder Works
Innovator & Certified Applicator
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