Hey Joe,
We are debating whether to powder coat wood, and if it can be done. Is there a material that will allow us to use our existing equipment? Are there materials that will provide a conductive coating on the surface? The product will be white pine 2x4s, and we are looking for high gloss.
--Powder Coating

Dear PC,
Wood can be powder coated, but not all types of wood, and not all powders work on wood. White pine is a problem. There is enough moisture in pine to blister the powder at the temperatures necessary to melt the powder. If this is a big project, you can consider the latest version of flame spray powder application (also called thermal spray).


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