Powdercoated perforated metal is one of the most popular products at Arrow Metal. Read on to learn more about what ‘powdercoated’ means and how this type of perforated metal is commonly applied for architecture projects.

Arrow Metal produces perforated metal for delivery across Australia, working with leading powdercoating manufacturers to ensure your metal is beautifully finished to the very highest standards.

What is powdercoated perforated metal?

Powdercoated perforated metal is perforated metal that has a coloured finish applied using a method called powdercoating. This involves applying a fine paint powder to the metal electrostatically, which is then cured under high heat to form a hard, durable coloured surface.

Powder colour is preferred for perforated metal instead of liquid paint because it is a ‘dry’ method of adding colour. The paint does not run or drip and produces consistent coverage around the holes.

What are the benefits of powdercoating for perforated metal?

A powdercoated finish on perforated metal surfaces delivers multiple benefits:

  • Resistant, highly-protective coloured finish for your perforated metal
  • Thicker coloured coating compared to liquid paint
  • Excellent colour retention for long-lasting vibrant tones
  • Ability to create special effects such as metallic
  • Choice of finishes, including solid, textured or pearlescent
  • Environment-friendly way to add colour
  • Suitable for many types of external environments

How is powdercoated perforated metal used?

Perforated metal with powdercoating has a durable and attractive finish that makes it ideal for use in many architectural applications such as exterior facades, balconies and fencing or interior features including staircases, balustrades and decorative panels.

Powdercoating manufacturers produce many types of powdercoatings to suit a wide range of interior and exterior applications for commercial and residential projects.

Coatings are formulated to suit specific environmental conditions and metal types, ensuring there is a powdercoating to suit most types of perforated metal profiles as well as locations where the panels will be installed.

Some powdercoating manufacturers also offer a warranty for additional peace of mind.

Can all types of perforated metal be powdercoated?

Not all perforated metals can be powdercoated. A metal must be able to withstand the heat of the curing process and be suitable for electrostatic application.

Perforated metals that are suitable for powdercoating include perforated aluminium and types of steel, including mild steel, galvanised steel and stainless steel.

How do I order powdercoated perforated metal?

Ordering powdercoated perforated metal is easy with Arrow Metal. Choose your panel profile, pattern design and colour and we arrange it all for you, delivering your finished coloured panels anywhere in Australia.

As a first step, talk to our expert team about your project’s perforated metal requirements, including performance, aesthetic and colour needs.

We will recommend the most suitable perforated metal profiles and designs. Your options range from our in-stock, fast-delivery panels and made-to-order patterns to a custom design of your own creation.

Once you have chosen your profile, we will talk you through the powdercoating ranges and colours that can be applied, so that you can select your finish with confidence.

Get in touch with us to discuss your perforated metal design and colour options. You can also browse through our project library for coloured perforated metal inspiration.