Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder, that is then cured under heat to allow it to harden and form a ‘skin’. It is a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint.
In revitalization, powder coating is mainly used for coating of metal furniture, and works wonders on outdoor furniture for its durability and rust-proofing ability.
Newer technologies allow other materials, such as MDF (medium-density fibreboard), to be powder coated using different methods.
The powder coating process was invented around 1945 by Daniel Gustin.