Taking Powder Coating Finish Quality To The Next Level
Mile High Powder Coating has been providing quality finishing services to customers in Englewood and Metro Denver, CO since 1999. We are a full service powder coating facility, known for our clean ovens, top quality finish, and Denver’s best powder coat warranty.
Quality is important to us at Mile High Powder Coating. We want our customers to receive the very best corrosion resistance and powder coat durability possible. We have a dedicated Quality Control Manager and your project / product parts will be inspected at multiple points prior to, during, and after the powder coating process.
How We Make a Difference For Our Customers
We have a long standing commitment to educate our customers on the benefits of powder coating and do a professional quality job on their product. The end result is a better-than-factory finish.
Factory finishes for the most part are all about throughput more than perfection … whereas our finishes are all hand applied with more coating thickness than factories apply, and each and every part is inspected to insure total customer satisfaction. No factory can do this.
“It’s all in the prep” is what we preach at Mile High Powder Coating. Just like any other painting job, you need to spend adequate time in making sure the product is white-glove-clean, free of defects, abraded and properly dried prior to even thinking of applying the powder coating. This step is where you win or lose on the final result.
Power coating is really tough and will last for many years as long as it’s applied correctly and that is what we do here at Mile High Powder Coating. We’ve never been into shortcuts because they always come back to haunt you. We monitor every aspect of the application and inspect your items multiple times during the process to make sure the powder coating will be maintenance free and your product / project will look “brand new” for years to come.
Powder Coating Applications
What is Powder Coating?
Powder coating is high quality finish for metal that is applied as free-flowing, dry powder without the use of solvents. Powder coating is applied with a special spray gun that adds a positive electrostatic charge to the powder particles. This electrostatic charge will cause the particles to adhere to the grounded metal object. Once the metal object is fully covered, it is cured in an oven at 400 F or higher, allowing the coating particles to melt and flow into a uniform film on the object. Powder coating does not drip, sag or run. When the film cools, the result is a very hard coating resistant to breakdown or degradation.
The appearance of a powder coated finish is nearly identical to a 2-coat paint job but it “acts like armor”, protecting your metal parts and surfaces from corrosion, heat, scratches, wear-and-tear, and extreme weather conditions.
Why Choose Powder Coating?
Three words. Stronger. Greener. Better. And it’s your best value over the lifetime of your product.
Powder coating is now America’s fastest growing finishing technology. When compared to spray painting, a powder coated finish is tougher, more durable, and longer lasting. It protects the metal and extends the life of your product. It will also last for years and will not chip or fade.
Best of all, powder coating is the best value in terms of cost savings over the lifetime of the product. Why spend money on spray painting and retouching year after year when you can powder coat once and enjoy for many years to come?
Mile High Powder Coating is a member of the Powder Coat Institute.
Powder Coating Types
Colors and Selection
Visit our powder coat colors page to see in-stock colors.
Cardinal Industrial Finishes
We carry a large selection of in-stock powders by Cardinal Industrial Finishes but can special order from other suppliers as needed. Mile High Powder Coating has used Cardinal Industrial Finishes for over 16 years and has been also instrumental in developing some of their best-selling colors and formulations.
We are also experts in applying powder coatings by Prismatic Powders. Prismatic has more than 6500 colors and finishes available and is the choice of car and motorcycle enthusiasts. These colors are also very demanding in skill level for application and we take pride in being able to deliver a “better than factory finish” every time.
Prismatic Powders colors are Special Order and must be paid for in advance.
Sherwin Williams colors are Special Order and must be paid for in advance.
How Much Does Powder Coating Cost?
Prices below include standard prep procedures, and one stage powder coating. Add 50% for each subsequent coat.
- Motorcycle frames: starting at $285
- Car Frames: starting at $450
- Auto rims: Starting at $66 per wheel if 4 or more are brought in at the same time, same one color
- Bumpers, runners and grills: starting at $184
- Residential railing: starting at $9 per linear foot
Adding on the following services will increase the price:
- Stripping or Sandblasting
- Buffing out extensive scratches
- Second stage powder coat
- Pick up and/or delivery in the metro Denver area
- Rush service – 24 to 48 hour turnaround time
Some powder coatings will require two coats, or you just may chose the option of a two coat process. There is an additional charge of 50% for a two coat process. We will require payment up front for any special order powder.
As part of our standard preparation, we will buff out scratches before powder coating. If scratches are extensive, we will charge you extra labor, usually around $25 per wheel.
As each project is different, pricing may vary once we see the project. For most accurate pricing, please bring your product to our facility so that it may be examined and your needs assessed. You may also email your photos or diagrams to us for reviewing. Should you need us to go on site, let us know.
Pricing a product varies greatly and is based mostly upon the complexity of the product, the preparation necessary, the materials being applied, and the process which might take more or less time to run depending upon size, shape and surface quality.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q.What are your hours of operation?
A. We are open Monday thru Friday from 7am to 4pm. You are welcome to drop your parts by anytime during those hours – walkins welcome.
Q. Do you offer pickup and delivery?
A. We do offer pickup and delivery. The charges start at $82 each way in the Denver metro area.
Q. What items can you powder coat?
A. We can powder coat virtually any type of metal part or accessory as long as it can hold an electrostatic charge and withstand 400° F temperatures without melting or losing integrity. If it’s made of metal and you can strip it down to bring it in, we can powder coat it. We can also powder coat glass.
Q. What powder coat colors and finishes do you carry in stock?
A. We stock Cardinal Industrial Finishes – all colors. You can see them on our colors webpage and on the Cardinal Industrial Finishes website at http://www.cardinalpaint.com/products/productcat.php?pcid=2.
We also sell aerosol spray paint to match any of the colors we stock – for touchups and matching paint colors on non-metal surfaces.
Q. What if I want to use a color from another manufacturer?
A. We would be happy to order that for you. We will require payment up front for any special order powder.
Q. What is your turnaround time?
A. As a general rule, our turnaround time is 5 – 7 business days.
Q. Do you offer a “Rush Service”?
A. We do offer a rush service. Depending on the size of the project, $105 – $240 for a 24 to 48 hour turn time.
For the most accurate estimate please be as detailed as possible in your description of the condition of your item.
Is there rust? Scratches? Scuffs? Is there an old coating to be removed?
Pricing a product varies greatly and is based mostly upon the complexity of the product, and the extent of preparation such as stripping.
All items must be able to withstand a temperature of 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
The customer is responsible for the removal of all plastic, rubber, and non-powder coatable parts.
Items that require additional prep, cleaning, delicate or special handling, taping, masking, stripping, sandblasting and specialty colors will incur additional cost.
You can bring your project in during regular office hours any time for a free estimate – walk-ins welcome!
PLEASE NOTE: we will do our best to provide an on-line quote, however we will need to see the actual item to provide a hard quote. Thank you.