The many options available in powder coated MDF finishes
Throughout the past two installments of this column, we have discussed the idea that, although powder coated MDF has been around for several years, it is still the epitome of an emerging technology. Further, it is common to associate wood powder coating with metal powder coating and assume the process will simply translate. Although both technologies utilize an electrostatic charge to encourage adhesion, the similarities end quickly.
Wood powder coating continues to evolve, and companies in the industry are learning by experimenting with different approaches to heating, coating, and curing. This advancing state of powder coated MDF has resulted in a variety of finish options that aren’t always universally known. The options provided by powder coated MDF can breathe new life as an upgrade to an aging product line, add a durable finish to a new design not thought possible, or generate interest with a splash of bright color. The goal of this edition is to highlight many of the main options available in a powder coated wood finish.