Hello lovelies! Ok, so i promised a post on powder coating and here it is! Discovering powder coating had probably been one of our favourite elements of this renovation- probably because everything else cost so freaking much, and so many elements have really gone up in price over the past few years – discovering a way to make pretty without spending a fortune has just been such a pleasure!
The powder coating principles: powder coating is lot like the painting process, except the ‘paint’ is a dry powder that is bonded to a product by an electrostatic charging process. OK, let’s be honest…who cares about the process?!! The results are pretty amazing and that’s enough for me! Powder coating is good for reviving metal – from old school hospital beds to scuffed stools and lockers (which i would love to do) and the like.
Sadly, wood can’t be powder coated 🙁 I know, it’s very sad!
What i love about powder coating besides the amazing transformative effect is that it is a seriously affordable process…well it certainly was with the powder coaters we found (details at the bottom of this post)
These are the powder coating jobs we undertook
We changed a stainless steel tap like this one to black
It cost R35 to do!!
Here’s another job we did
We changed these red Tolix replicas..
…to black for R40 each
We redid this gas braai which The Captain found on Gumtree for a fraction of the price of a new one. The lid was all rusted and gross (sorry, forgot to take a before pic) and he just had it resprayed.
Here are some more examples of how powder coating can look SO amazing on furniture items
Pick a colour and powder coat, my friends!
If you live in Cape Town, we used On-Time Powder Coaters to do our little makeovers, their number is 021 761 3679