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Whether you are a manufacturer, coatings job shop, a common question that is asked is how much will it cost to start powder coating. In this article, we will cover what is typically required to start powder coating, how much it will cost to start powder coating, and critical things to consider when thinking about getting into powder coating. We will be considering powder coating as hand applied and will not cover automated or large conveyor powder coating lines in this article.
To achieve the best results with your powder coating process, your product needs to be clean—free of dust, debris, oil, rust, old paint or finish material.
if you plan to remove existing paint or need to create a profile (which you may to get good adhesion of a powder coating) , This will typically require a sandblast pot or a sandblast cabinet. Either way for a sandblast pot or cabinet you would potentially spend at least $15,00 dollars or more.
If oils, solvents or chemical residue covers any part of your products’ surface, you’ll want to consider a Wash Station,You could make a dipping tank with hoist,about USD1000。
Compressed air will be used to prepare the powder for spraying by your powder coating unit. Compressed air will also be needed for sandblasting. Compressed air can also be one of the largest expenses you may have. You can often end up spending $6,000 or more on a compressor and Freezer dryer that will deliver sufficient CFM of air for sandblasting or powder coating work.
To apply powder coating you will typically need a powder coating gun system to deliver powder coating. For small batches a great solution can be a COLO-191S Powder Coating Unit which includes everything needed to deliver and apply powder coating. For a quality unit like the COLO unit it will typically cost around $1500.00. This would provide an effective system that can effectively coated product and efficiently handle things like corner areas. Or an economical unit such as COLO-660 Powder Coating Unit which costs only $900 will meet your most metal parts applications.
The powder spray booth is designed to keep the rest of your shop clean while providing a well-lit area for you to apply powder coating. Powder Coating Booths will vary in price depending on the size and type you selecting. A filter recovery powder coating booth will typically cost about $5,000 .
Often the powder coating oven that you select will be the most expensive equipment cost when considering the costs to start powder coating. More commonly, ovens rely on electric heating elements or a natural gas or LP-fueled heat system. If you want to powder coat at a professional level, the type of oven you choose is critical. Not only are brand-name powder curing ovens designed specifically to generate premium coating results, they are also highly efficient appliances in terms of fuel usage and energy costs. It’s likely that you’ll be using your oven several hours per week, so the cost of an inefficient design can quickly sap your profits. A common powder coating oven size that would accommodate a variety of products effectively would be approximately a 5 x 5 x 10’(COLO-1732). A new batch convection gas oven like this will typically cost around $12,000 dollars.
In many ways the equipment investment for powder coating will be some of the greatest expense associated with starting powder coating. However you will still have a lot of other potential fees to evaluate. First will be permitted that can be required by the EPA and other pertinent organizations. Second, you have to have powder which can vary in cost depending on the type of powder and amount of powder you purchase.
This guide provides a general overview of budget that you may expect to pay to start powder coating.