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?
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!
|Category||Part||Powder coating prices|
|Car parts||Prop shaft||R900|
|Car parts||Gear box casing||R1.200|
|Car parts||Rocker cover||R700 – R900|
|Car parts||Wheels||From R800|
|Car parts||Brake plate||R500|
|Car parts||Bumper||From R600|
|Motorcycle parts||Frame coating||Up to R5.300|
|Motorcycle parts||Wheels (front and rear)||From R1.700|
|Motorcycle parts||Wheel (rim only)||From R700|
|Motorcycle parts||Sissy bar||R500|
|Motorcycle parts||Headlamp shell||R400|
|Motorcycle parts||Engine covers||From R320|
|Motorcycle parts||Brake rotor (disc)||R380 – R650|
|Bicycle parts||Frame coating||From R800|
|Bicycle parts||Front forks||R320 – R1.500|
|Bicycle parts||Rims up to 18′||R210 – R600|
|Bicycle parts||Rims up to 26′||R260 – R600|
|Garden furniture||Table and four chairs||From R5.300|
|Mild steel||Beams and plates||R600 per sq m|
|Mild steel||Galvanized steel||R420 per sq m|
|Mild steel||Aluminium/ stainless steel sheet||R260 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.