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One of the questions we get asked most when people are deciding which type of coating to use is,

Is powder coating durable?

The answer is:


In fact, powder coating provides a finish so superior that it can’t be achieved using wet paint.

Located near to West Midlands’ major cities, Wolverhampton, Birmingham and Coventry, Ercon have experience in powder coating a wide range of items to the highest possible quality.  We are known for our premium services and bespoke powder coating projects.

For a first-rate, vibrant finish, powder coating is the most durable option.

Here’s why…


As powder coating doesn’t drip or run, powder-coated components benefit from a more uniform coating than wet painted items, with colours that stay brighter for longer.

Powder coating is applied as a much thicker film than liquid paint, which protects components against oxidation and damage.


Powder coating is resistant and cured at high temperatures to ensure that components are as well protected as possible.  Curing involves a thermal bonding process that causes powder-coated components to develop resistance against:

  • Weather
  • Chemicals
  • Corrosion
  • Scratching
  • Chipping
  • Wear and tear

It is because of this that so many powder-coated items are suited to outdoor use; car parts, garden tools, garden furniture, playground equipment… these all need the most durable coatings possible for long-lasting usage.

Curing sets the powder coating, making it impact and abrasion resistant.  Despite the high temperatures of curing, there is no negative impact on the powder coating texture.  Ercon offers a range of finishes, whether glossy, matte or anywhere in between.  All of our textures are premium, long-lasting finishes that are designed to give your products a stylish, durable finish.

How Ercon’s Powder Coating Could Help You

Durability tends to be one of the main reasons that many choose Ercon powder coating over other coating methods.  Other reasons include powder coating’s environmentally friendly benefits, time efficiency and precise application.

Looking for the best type of coating for your products?  Tell us about your project and we’ll advise you as to the best coating options for your requirements.

About Ercon

Ercon is a leading provider in the West Midlands for powder coating solutions. Based in Wolverhampton’s Bilston, Ercon provides customers with finished products of the highest quality and reliability, complete with bespoke packaging arrangements to suit individual requirements. Ercon’s cost-effective planning and zero-defect procedures ensure premium quality across automotive, defence, domestic, medical, retail and specialist sectors.

Established in 1983, Ercon has provided over thirty-five years of experience and expertise in powder coating, making us the leading provider in the West Midlands, with easy access to major cities; Birmingham and Coventry. We constantly strive for recognition as a world class company who invest in a total quality culture. Our ‘right first time, on time’ always prevails.

Alongside powder coating, Ercon also provides machining and assembly services.

Contact us at

16-17 Spring Vale Business Park, Union Street, Bilston, WV14 0QL

+44 1902 491011

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Utech, Bob, A Guide to High-Performance Powder Coating (Michigan, USA: Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2002).

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