Customizing Holiday Gifts With Powder Coating

The holidays is one of the most joyous and fun times of the year, but it can also be an overwhelming season as well. With so many amazing people in your life to give gifts to, it can start to seem repetitive after a few years. Thinking of unique and thoughtful gifts year after year can be hard, and you run out of ideas pretty quickly. A great way to add a unique spin to your gifts this year is to try customizing them with a little bit of DIY, TLC, and powdercoating.

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Three Unexpected Materials to Powder Coat

Rows of powder coated paneling in a spectrum of colors. Powder Coating is a fantastic way to lay down a hard, colorful, even surface. It is used to protect heavy industrial equipment and can also be used to improve parts on cars, bikes, lawn furniture, and so much more. But metal isn’t the only thing that can be powder coated. Here are three other materials that can receive the benefits of a nice powder coat: (more…)

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How to Maintain Your Bike

Whether you ride your bike to commute, relax, or hit the trails, it is an important part of your life. Keeping it in good shape will not only improve its lifespan but also your riding experience. Here a few tips on maintaining a smooth ride:A woman cyclist repairs her mountain bike in a forest at dawn. (more…)

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Powder Coating and Your Car

Powder Coating may not be what comes into your mind when you think about your car, but maybe it should be. Your car is an extension of you and your personality, and powder coating can really help that personality and life shine through. Powder coating the body of a car isn’t usually recommended, because it’s more expensive than regular paint, and because powder coating is slightly thicker than paint. This makes fitting the pieces all together a little bit more difficult. Just because you can’t use powder coating on the entire body of your car, though, doesn’t mean that you can’t use powder coating to customize your ride. (more…)

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Top Seven Powder Coating Pins on Pinterest

There are so many different things you can do with powder coating, and people are coming up with new powder coating projects everyday. We went to Pinterest for some inspiration, and we were pleasantly surprised by some of the most popular powder coating projects on Pinterest. Here are the top seven powder coating projects on Pinterest, to help inspire you on your next project! (more…)

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5 Ways to Revamp Your Patio for Summer

patioNow that June is here, you’re probably making plans to spend more time outdoors—especially out on that back patio. Here are five simple things you can do now to make sure your backyard patio is ready for relaxing and entertaining. (more…)

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Restoring Decorative Metalwork Antiques

Iron fenceOf all the art forms out there, metal is the most enduring medium you can choose. Metalwork is a beautiful fusion of science, craftsmanship, and pure grit. In order to form metal art, one must have a familiarity with the different base metals and their various strengths and functions. In addition, you must have the tools and technology needed to work the metal. Lastly, you need to have a keen eye that can work around the intractability of the metal, to communicate an aesthetic with clear, direct lines. (more…)

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A Brief History of Decorative Metalwork

ancient metal jewelryMetal is the strongest substance the world has to offer. There’s a reason that the different ages of civilization are specified by the metal used (i.e. Bronze Age, etc.) Metal has the power to transform societies and rearrange dominance. Metal is mined from the ground, smelted into its purest form, and alloyed as needed to create a better, stronger texture. (more…)

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