Powder Coating With or Without the Gun

Powdered Plastic that fuses into a glassy plastic surface in a home toaster oven? Yes, it can be done with or without the gun! We will use both sifter and gun to play with color and demystify powder coating! Easy, quick and inexpensive powder coat is a fun way to add color to many surfaces. If you love adding color to your work this is another tool in your toolbox. Not just for cars or metal, powder coat can be applied to wood or any material that can tolerate heat. In addition to basic application we will explore creating forms with readily available silicone molds and for those interested we will construct simple silicone custom molds. We will also make a set of color samples of the different types of powder coat available (transparent, opaque, texture and fleck – the “glitter” used on cars). Basic metalworking skills is helpful for cutting metal shapes to coat but not necessary.

Materials included