O'Leary Powder CoatingDurable, Custom & Environmentally Friendly Painting
O’Leary Powder Coating offers custom powder coating for most metal objects including furniture, art, bicycles and car and motorcycle parts. Got something unique like speaker covers, pop art from the 1970’s, sconces or custom cabinets, give us a call for a free consult. We are only limited by the size of our oven (4’x8’x6′). The object to be painted needs to be able to withstand a curing time and temperature of approximately 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes without damage.
Attention to detail is critical when powder coating metal objects, so like our hand made bicycles, we take care to make sure your item is handled with care, cleaned and prepped to the highest industry standards, and carefully coated and cured for a lasting finish. In preparation for powder coating an item, we clean, strip, and prep all items prior to painting/coating. The powder is then applied and the part is cured in our gas fired oven at a carefully monitored time and temperature schedule.
Whether you are looking to protect your favorite metal items from the elements, beautify indoor furnishings, heirloom patio furniture or refinish a bicycle frame, powder coating provides a durable, custom and environmentally-friendly finish. We have access to thousands of color choices!
Our shop hours for powder coating drop-off and pick-up are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2pm to 5pm and by appointment. Call us today 505-438-6121 or Contact Us.
About the Powder Coating Process
Not all powder coating jobs are equal! At O’Leary Powder Coating we clean every item to be powder coated, we strip off old paint, etch the bare metal with a mechanical or chemical process, and then clean and rinse the item again prior to coating it with an environmentally friendly powder. We can apply a primer for maximum rust prevention, and a final clear coat for added UV protection from our high desert climate.
Our backgrounds are in environmental science and fine art and we strive to bring you the highest quality powder coating finish possible while operating one of the cleanest and environmentally sustainable shops in the state. We offer honest pricing by consistently adhering to our quotes, high touch customer service, and a friendly shop environment.
Powder coating is a dry finishing process that has become extremely popular since its introduction to North America in the 1960s. This process is used as both a functional (protective) and decorative finish. Powder coatings are available in an almost limitless range of colors and textures, with excellent performance properties.
Powder coatings are based on polymer resins and other additives. These ingredients are melt mixed, cooled, and ground into a uniform powder similar to baking flour. A process called electrostatic spray deposition is typically used to apply the powder coating to a metal object. We use a spray gun that applies an electrostatic charge to the powder particles which are then attracted to the grounded metal part. The powder covered parts then enter a curing oven where the coating chemically reacts under heat to produce a material finish that is very resistant to breakdown.
O”Leary Built Bicycles is a member of the Powder Coating Institute.