Ordering free powder coating sample panels – finishes & colour charts
With such a wide range of possible options, choosing a powder coating finish for a project can seem overwhelming. The information you need before you order your powder coating sample are:
- Colour – Manufacturers provide stock colour charts to guide designers and fabricators in their choices. Powder coating sample colours are available in all these stock shades, as well as the full range of RAL colours. Some manufacturers also provide colour matching services – they will colour match powder coating samples to pre-existing products or to a custom colour provided by you.
- Finish – As well as knowing the colour you wish to use, you also need to know the finish type. Whether you want gloss, satin, matt, ripple, metallic, sable, or textured, or simply to compare a colour in a range of different finishes, powder coating sample panels are available for all finishes.
- Application – Not all finishes and polymers are suitable for any application, for example, architectural powder coating uses heavy duty super-durable chemistries, and epoxy powders should not be used outside. Be aware of the limitations of your project before committing to a finish that is not possible for your requirements.
Powder coating sample panels use aluminium as their medium, but powder coating can be applied to any metal that can hold a charge. It can also be applied to wood and plastic. Powder coated aluminium samples are the industry standard.
Ordering free powder coating sample panels is simple – just use our “Request a Quote” button to get in touch and let us know what you are after. We can provide powder coating RAL colour samples free, as well as in a range of textures and effects. We can also connect you with custom colour / colour match experts and technicians to match your coating to your exact needs, and produce the colour to order.
What a powder coating colour chart and sample panel can do for you
Powder coating has made its name as an attractive, durable, tough, and environmentally friendly coating option, but what does it really look like? A colour that looks incredible on your computer screen may not be exactly what you were hoping for in the light of day. It is also a lot like the photograph on the box of a microwave dinner – results may vary, and what you see is not always what you get. Ordering a powder coating sample panel means you can see the colour in any environment, assess the texture or special effect in different conditions, and actually feel what you are hoping to produce.
For a look at the world of powder coating colours, visit our colours page, where we answer all the colour questions you might have.
Some real life samples of available powder coating finishes
As with anything online, how it looks in the flesh is always different to what you see on the screen – this is why it is so important to order powder coat sample panels before you go ahead and purchase the powders. But another way is to check out other projects that have used powder coating for their perfect finish. In Australia, architectural powder coating is incredibly popular and examples can be seen in many of our cities – the Carrara Sports Stadium on the Gold Coast, Monash University (pictured above), Adelaide Oval, Albany Entertainment Centre, just to name a few.
The redevelopment of the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne was finally unveiled in 2014, just in time for Remembrance Day. The work was completed by ARM architecture, and includes an incredible redesign of the crypt and courtyards of the memorial where the colour and durability of powder coating come to the fore.
In one courtyard, the walls are adorned with aluminium panels bearing the names of every Victorian town from which men and women enlisted. In another, an enormous aluminium poppy (pictured, left) shades visitors as they wander the exhibits.
COATING COLOURS USED: The vibrant red of the panels and the poppy are from the Interpon D2015 Ultriva range, R14 Waratah Matt and R15 Crimson Matt. The heart of the poppy is Interpon D2015 Ultriva Ebony and Monument.
It is not just architecture and exterior metal that can benefit from the high performance properties of powder coatings. HP use textured powder coating for the bottom case of their EliteBook laptops, Dell powder coat the frame and exterior of their Energy Smart Server Cabinet and the case of the Netgear Modem (pictured right). These powder coatings are developed to be tough, smooth, and to bake at lower temperatures for their plastic substrates.
Set top boxes, mobile phone components and televisions can also be powder coated. The Sony Bravia television uses Interpon IT powder coating in black for the screen casing. This is from Interpon’s specialised IT range, designed to meet the requirements and specifications of the communication and technology sector.
Ikea is known for their dedication to being environmentally conscious. It is no surprise then they are heavily invested in finding the most ‘green’ coating solution, and that has led to a huge amount of the Ikea range being power coated. Powder coating is solvent free and releases no VOCs, making it one of the most environmentally friendly coatings available.
Ikea partnered with AkzoNobel to apply their soft touch topcoat for interior furniture to their range of PAPAJA plant pots (pictured left). The collaboration included a variety of colours from the Interpon F1000 range, an epoxy/polyester blend in satin gloss. The soft touch technology makes the pots tactile, as well as being durable and appealing.
Image sources: Interpon and Pixabay
Order powder coating sample panels now
If you want to order powder coating sample panels, get in touch! We can provide you with the full range of textures and special effects in all the RAL colours or can colour match to your specification. Simply use the “Request a Quote” button below and let us know what you need – we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible to ensure the fastest turnaround on your project!