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Old 05-16-2017, 06:19 PM   #1
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Installing an Interior Steel railing. Residential application. What do you think paint or powder coat? Seems to me powder coat always needs touch up and paint never quite matches. Can save 2k with paint.
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:22 PM   #2
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Paint, why waste money on powder coat? for an application like this paint will hold up fine.


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My neighbor does wrought iron steel stuff. All I've ever seen him do is paint. Or at least the stuff I've seen is painted. Mostly exterior.

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There are many great DTM paints out there. Touching up DTM is easier for a home & business owner than touching up powder coated surfaces.
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For an indoor application, I would say metal primer and paint is ok if you want a life expectancy of say 5-10 years with normal use. You will most likely need to touch up low gloss areas and scratches within that time frame though.

For an indoor/outdoor railing application requiring a high performance coating that is guaranteed to last 10+ years. I would recommend a zinc rich primer coat followed by a polyester blend powder coating. This type of coating is designed to pass AAMA 2603.

FYI, I use powder on all my railing projects..
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