Conklin Office Furniture has recently expanded it's painting department to offer powder coating in addition to our spray-method for refurbishing pre-owned office furniture. The spray method is still available and is a good option for furniture that needs a quick turn-around time. We use water-based environmentally friendly paints from Sherwin Williams during the spray process. If time allows, powder coating produces a very durable and professional finish that is safe and environmentally friendly.
What is Powder Coating for Furniture Restoration?
The powder coating process utilizes a powder comprised of finely ground particles of pigment and resin, which are sprayed onto the surface to be coated. The charged powder particles adhere to the electrically grounded surfaces while heated in a curing oven until hardened into a smooth coating. This process makes used office furniture look and feel like new with a hard durable surface that will last for years.
The Environmental Benefits of Powder Coating Used Business Furniture
Powder coating is the most environmentally sound method currently being used to paint office furniture. Liquid finishes contain solvents which have pollutants known as volatile organic compounds (VOC's). VOC's have been linked to ozone depletion and global warming concerns as well as directly polluting the air we breathe. Powder coating contains no solvents and releases negligible amounts of VOC's into the atmosphere. As a result, costly pollution control equipment is no longer necessary for our used office furniture renovation shop and Conklin Office Furniture is able to pass that on to our customers in savings. With no organic compounds in the material there is also no off-gassing that will occur once the furniture is installed in your office space. In addition, most powder coating overspray that does not adhere to the furniture can be retrieved and reused, greatly decreasing the level of waste compared to what is commonly associated with liquid finishing processes.
Save Money While You Help Save the Planet
Ultimately powder coating is a win, win, win situation. The client wins in that they get a refurbished product with a more durable finish that looks more professional and lasts far longer. Conklin Office Furniture wins because we are able to eliminate the release of toxins in our furniture restoration process, which saves our company money on pollution control systems, which in turn transforms into savings for our customers. Lastly, the environment wins because Conklin is able to comply with stringent air pollution control regulations. Conklin works hard to provide our clientele with high quality pre-owned office furniture at a fraction of the cost of new while upholding our commitment to the environment. The powder coating process is just another way Conklin Office Furniture is striving to be a leader in quality office furniture refurbishing.