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A complete guide to powder coating prices in South Africa

Looking for powder coating prices in South Africa? Do you wish to let rims or wheels powder coated, or are you looking to apply powder coatings yourself? Whatever your powder coating needs are, you have come to the right place! In this article we explain the factors that affect the powder coating pricing, look into costs of equipment and powders and provide you with an overview of powder coating prices for services in South Africa.

Powder coating prices are determined by the following aspects of the project:

  • Type and colour of the powder
  • Application method
  • Amount of pretreatment required
  • Surface area of the part or object

Note that: because the price of powder decreases as the quantity increases, it is more cost-effective to powder coat bigger projects than smaller ones.

Industrial powder coating prices – how to ensure the best offer?

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The powder coating prices include price of the powder.

When it comes to industrial and commercial powder coating applications, the applicator will usually purchase powders directly from the manufacturer, providing you with a range to choose from. The prices vary depending on the manufacturer, the type of powder, and the nature of the contract with the supplier. It can often be beneficial to contact the manufacturer to enquire directly about powder coating prices based upon their product, and the applicators they supply.

Applicators tend to give a flat rate per item or a variable rate for mass jobs, depending on the difficulty of coating the objects, as well as their size. If pretreatment such as sandblasting is required, this may also add up to the costs. If you are searching for industrial powder coating companies, make sure to find out whether the company has the equipment and ability to coat your project. For more information, or to be connected with one of our powder coating partners, use the “Request a quote” button and get in touch!

Services – a powder coating price list South Africa

Powder coating is a simple and versatile coating method, and because of this there are many companies in South Africa that specialise powder coating services. Of course not all of these provide the same services or serve the same segments, but the basis is the same.

To give an indication of powder coating prices in South Africa, we put together a powder coating price list including the most common items that are brought to powder coating paint shops. These prices are merely indications and not exact prices. If you want more powder coating price information, or have a powder coating project and want to be connected with one of our coating partners, take advantage of our 100% free quoting service. Our experts are here to help you find your coating solution, just click the “Request a quote” button at the bottom of this article!

CategoryPartPowder coating prices
Car parts AxlesR2.633
Car partsProp shaftR900
Car partsGear box casingR1.200
Car parts Rocker coverR700 – R900
Car partsWheelsFrom R800
Car parts Brake plateR500
Car partsBumperFrom R600
Motorcycle partsFrame coatingUp to R5.300
Motorcycle partsWheels (front and rear)From R1.700
Motorcycle partsWheel (rim only)From R700
Motorcycle partsSissy barR500
Motorcycle partsHeadlamp shellR400
Motorcycle parts Engine coversFrom R320
Motorcycle partsBrake rotor (disc)R380 – R650
Bicycle parts Frame coatingFrom R800
Bicycle parts Front forksR320 – R1.500
Bicycle partsRims up to 18′R210 – R600
Bicycle partsRims up to 26′R260 – R600
Garden furniture Table and four chairsFrom R5.300
Mild steelBeams and platesR600 per sq m
Mild steelGalvanized steelR420 per sq m
Mild steelAluminium/ stainless steel sheetR260 per sq m

Powder coating cost for a DIY application

To carry out a DIY powder coating job, you will need some specialist kit and know-how; it is not a cheap DIY project. The powder coating costs will comprise of:

  • Surface preparation: sandblasting, chemical stripping, and acetone baths
  • Coating equipment: spray gun, spray booth, hangers etc.
  • Coating powder: epoxy, polyester or a blend of the two
  • Curing equipment: curing oven and tapes

The powders come in three main varieties: epoxy, polyester, and a blend of the two. As a rough guideline, polyester powders are cheaper than epoxy, and gloss finishes are cheaper than matt finishes. 0.5 kg of powder will cover about 4m2 of flat surface.

Be aware that using a professional powder coating service is more likely to result in a successful coating. If you however, decide to go for a DIY project, be sure to do your research before starting! If you are interested in becoming a pro in powder coating, SAPITI- South African Paint Training Institute – offers courses and educational programmes that focus on surface technologies like powder painting.


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