Frequently asked questions

Powder coating is an advanced finishing technique renowned for its ability to provide a consistent, aesthetically pleasing, and exceptionally resilient coating on a diverse array of products. The process entails the application of finely ground pigment and resin particles that are electrostatically charged onto the targeted surface. These charged particles adhere to the grounded surfaces, ensuring a uniform finish. Notably, the materials utilized in powder coating are devoid of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), underscoring the environmentally friendly nature of the process. Subsequently, the coated components are subjected to a curing oven for a specified duration and at a specific temperature, tailored to the metal type being coated. Curing ovens can leverage various heat transfer mechanisms, including convection, infrared, or ultraviolet technologies.

Powder coating technology has outpaced liquid finishing methods due to its durability, user-friendly application, and consistent coverage, all while offering cost efficiencies compared to traditional liquid coatings. It has particularly gained momentum in applications where exceptional coating endurance is paramount. Over the past two decades, powder coating has ascended as a preferred process, finding widespread adoption across diverse industrial finishing sectors. Consequently, it has emerged as the fastest-growing finishing technology in North America.

When considering SCPC, the collective experience of the two partners alone amounts to over 65 years in coatings, applications, and maintenance, excluding our management teams. It is paramount to inquire about the expertise of a custom powder coater. Experience is irreplaceable, especially in the realm of industrial coatings.

Saskatoon Custom Powder Coating is located in a 33,000 square foot facility in the North Industrial Area of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Click HERE for our address and contact information.

Our office hours span from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, while the shipping and receiving department functions from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Our production processes are optimized through two shifts, enhancing the prompt service of products to our clientele.

We are able to process large and small products, in a variety of material substrates. Saskatoon Custom Powder Coating offers the following:

  • Sandblasting
  • Acid washing and iron phosphating in a pressure wash system.
  • Zinc rich epoxy primers for additional corrosion protection.
  • Three batch powder coating systems:
    • * System 1 – process parts up to 7′ x 7′ x 13′.
    • * System 2 – process parts up to 10′ x 10′ x 25′.
    • * System 3 – process parts up to 9′ x 9′ x 23′.
  • Ability to process large quantities of product in short time frames.
  • Ability to process steel, aluminum, galvanized, satin coat, stainless, and cast items.
  • We can provide process control information upon request.

We currently stock over 200 colors with a variety of gloss levels and textures available. We also have access to thousands of additional finishes to meet virtually any need, such as:

  • Epoxies – These coatings are intended to provide exceptional chemical and corrosion resistance, but are not intended for outdoor or UV exposure. Many customers use the epoxies as a primer which is then top coated with a urethane or polyester coating.
  • Zinc Rich Epoxy Primers – These are readily available and are highly recommended for products destined for locations where corrosion protection is a major concern.
  • Hybrids – Similar to epoxies except that they offer less chemical and corrosion resistance. The benefit is that color and texture selection is greater, making them still a good choice for interior products.
  • Urethanes (Aliphatic) – Good chemical, corrosion, and UV resistance. Color selection is also good. Can be developed to be extremely smooth and uniform in finish.
  • Polyesters – These are the most commonly used coatings. Color selection is very good and the functional abilities of the coatings are also very good for a number of applications, both indoors and outdoors.
  • “Super Durables” – These products are intended for products requiring extended gloss retention. They offer the same color selection and physical properties as polyesters, with the exception that Super Durables powder coating typically retains greater than 50% of their original gloss following 60 months of south Florida exposure, making them among the best coatings available.
  • Metallics – These products are available in many colors and textures. Most metallics are intended for indoor use, but may be exposed to outdoor conditions provided they are clear coated. Some powder manufacturers offer “one step” metallics as well, which helps to keep the cost of the job down.
  • Clear Coats
  • Hammer tones ( Hybrids & Urethanes) – Decorative finishes intended for items such as lawn and patio furniture.
  • Veins / Wrinkle Finishes (Hybrids & Urethanes) – Decorative finishes intended for items such as lawn and patio furniture.

Saskatoon Custom Powder Coating will only use coatings from reputable companies, which ensures that you receive the best coating value for your money. Check out our Color Gallery for more.