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Why metal finishing is vital for electrical systems

If you are in any way involved in the business of electrical systems, then you know the dangers they present. Defective electrics can trigger a mass of problems, particularly when the product itself becomes damaged. It can result in electrical disruptions that can be as dangerous as they are time-consuming. Not to mention the additional expenses. This is why it is vital to protect your electrical systems, and an ideal way to do this is by utilising powder coating.

Powder coating is weatherproof

By putting powder coating on the outer cover of your electrical systems, you are protecting any outdoor equipment or units that need to be transported or fitted externally, making powder coating an excellent choice for all and any weather conditions. Fixtures like junction boxes, air conditioning units, and switchboards can be located outside and need a durable cover to protect them. While the choice of metal is important to protect the electrical systems, the choice of paint is even more important to protect the metal.

This will also benefit indoor products which need coating if you are working in an industrial environment high in dust or other manufacturing particles. Ultimately, it prevents rusting and corrosion throughout its life.

Powder coating is cleaner to use

Applying powder coating is a cleaner process than applying wet paint directly to the product. If any spillages occur from the powder, they can be easily eliminated by an industrial vacuum cleaner fitted with an air-driven or dust-tight motor. This protects electrical systems from the dangers of wet paint and lessens the contact with dangerous chemicals. This means it can stay looking fresh for even longer.

It is also a better choice for the environment. Powder coating is low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs are not only hazardous to the environment in their application, but also in their production. In this environmentally-conscious world, you need to be choosing the option that is the best for everyone, not just you.


Powder coating your products properly and efficiently will save you money in the long run. This is because the protective layer is:

  • Weatherproof
  • Durable
  • UV Resistant
  • Easy to clean

These benefits combined will make all electrical systems last longer, look sleeker, and perform better. Sourcing powder coating is less expensive compared to using wet paint and is exposed to fewer procedures. In fact, there are fewer costs associated with manufacturing the powder in the first place. On top of the cost of other resources, the application of powder coating is structured in a way that significantly cuts labour costs. Powder coating has a huge number of benefits that will save expenses.

With the correct application and care, you are ensuring that your electrical systems last longer and aren’t damaged quickly. Keep the electrician away from your products and avoid spending money on replacements, fixtures, and problems by taking the correct actions to protect your electrical systems. For more information, you can read our guide on how to ensure finished metal products last. It has everything you need to know about the proper care and procedures needed for powder-coated products.

Tomburn protects an array of electrical systems through accurate and effective pre-treatment services. If you want more information about our services, or if you need a quote, get in touch with us today on 02392 692 020.


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