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When you are in the middle of replacing your bathroom tile or trying to refinish your flooring, your number one goal might be creating a beautiful area. Unfortunately, if you forget about safety, you might end up sitting in a doctor's office or hospital instead of getting in there and helping out. Equipment like tile saws, drill presses, and adhesives might not seem that intimidating, but construction work includes some inherent dangers. I want you to understand how to work on your home safely and effectively, which is why I made this blog. Read here to learn how you can make our worksite a little more family-friendly.

Working On Your Home Safely

5 Reasons To Get A Custom Powder Coated Finish For Your Metal Stairs

by Jessica Mccoy

Ordering a custom set of metal stairs from a fabricating company is a great way to get a unique design that fits the space instead of requiring you to adjust your home around the steps. By choosing a durable coating for the bare metal, you can keep the piece looking brand new for years with minimal maintenance. Find out why powder coating is one of the best options for finishing and decorating custom metal stairs.

Color and Texture Diversity

Tired of only finding two or three color options for every stair case you consider? You can get nearly any color, including metallic, opalescent, and even mixtures that glow under black light. The companies that dye the powder coating material also provide custom blends if you can't find what you want pre-mixed.

There's no need to sacrifice your decorative ideals just to get better durability or a more even coating. Aside from the color, you can also find powders producing interesting rippled, bumpy, or gritty textures for both an interesting look and a safer climbing experience.

Sheer Durability

You can paint metal stairs instead, but that leaves you repainting every few years as footsteps wear off the coating and knock chips loose. Powder coating sticks more thoroughly to the surface of the metal because the spraying equipment creates an electrostatic charge attaching the pigment particles to the material. After being baked on at a high temperature, the finish is chemically bonded to the surface and resists wear and tear a lot better than other coatings.

Resale Value Stability

Before investing in any kind of expensive custom piece of work for your home, consider how potential buyers might appreciate it in the future. Powder coating often preserves the value of a staircase and makes it more appealing to buyers because

  • Fewer signs of wear make the structure look new, even when it is a few decades old
  • The even coating covers every nook and cranny without any of the drips and brush marks of paint
  • Cleaning up messes on the stairs is a cinch since you can use soap and water on powder coated surfaces.

Even if you plan to stay in your home for the rest of your life right now, it is still smart to consider resale value in case of a change of heart or unforeseen emergency.

Environmentally Friendly

Paints, epoxy coatings, and corrosion based dyes all pollute water supplies and release unpleasant fumes into the air as they dry. The heating process of curing the coating also uses less energy than you might think because the kilns are built to recycle heat and minimize waste. Even the powder coating pigment itself is usually gathered from the spraying booth and put to use again on another project instead of going to the landfill.

Maintenance Simplicity

There's no need to reapply the coating or touch it up on a regular basis. As the stairs gather dirt from shoes or bare feet going up and down, you can keep them clean with household sponges, cotton rags, and soft nylon brushes and a little dish soap or other non-abrasive detergent. Avoid any kind of chemical spray cleaner or formula based around solvents because these products can etch the surface of the coating to change the texture.

Once the stairs are powder coated, they should look good for as long you use them. Protect the custom work you commissioned by coating it with a protective layer that prevents rust and won't chip and peel off after a few years. This type of coating works equally well indoors and out, as long as the powder formula is adjusted for the expected conditions and weathering effects.