Patina Powder Coat

Introducing Patina Powder Effects

Launched in 2018, Maui Powder Works’s new line of powder coated finishes called Powder Effects is going to change the way you think about finish applications forever.   The innovative applications can produce beautiful, realistic finishes that are in demand without losing their toughness and durability the industry has come to expect.

Top Ranked Powder Coating Blogger, owner Ross Scott is intrigued by the ability to use industrial powder coatings as a creative force in the production of luxury looks in the manufacturing process. He credits his outcome to his unique background in faux finishing techniques he learned as a master painter before getting into the metal coating business.  

Better than the real thing

Unlike living finishes, patina powder effects offer better surface integrity. This appeal is an added bonus when most patina effects are created today using layers of harsh chemicals to encourage the same decayed effect by compromising the surface of the metal.

The performance finishes that we can provide are way better and faster to produce than liquid applications too. As soon as they are out of the oven they are ready to be installed. This is something faux painters just can’t do and leads to longer processing times and delays.  If they rush their layer process they lose the trueness of the mottled effect. This “waiting for the paint to dry” is what inspired Scott to get into powder coating in the first place. Read more on his story here.

“Our patina effect is perfect from day one,” says Scott. “You no longer have to wait for aging to occur.”  Achieving a perfect architectural effect immediately without waiting for change over time is important to the resort and luxury home markets.  These high-end markets demand ready-made finishes but seek the quality of being environmentally friendly and consistency throughout a project. 

“They are truly timeless and cost 50% less to produce,” Scott says. That’s great news for architects, developers, and builders.  

Copper is a very expensive metal to use.  We can achieve a similar effect using gates and railings made out of cheaper substrates, like aluminum and steel.  It’s a win-win for the manufacturing and contracting markets.  

The effect itself can be modified to the buyers’ specs. With this unique proprietary process, different effects can be created.  Similar to what you find in nature, the effect can range from simple distressing to heavily distressed, aged looks. Maui Powder Works can use different colors to create different effects, the sky’s the limit.

 Front Cover

Read more about the process in the August 2018 Architectural Issue of Powder Coating Magazine

Brushed Bronze Effect to Affect Architectural World

Still, in its infancy, brushed effects using powder coating could exceed architectural expectations by mimicking this type of metal look so hard to achieve through painting and so expensive to produce in the manufacturing market.  Collaborating with local fabricators, Padilla Designs, inspired us to create these truly innovated powder effects that will ignite a new genre of architectural faux finishes.  

Images by J. Anthony Martinez

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