Frequently Asked Questions


Why choose Warner?

We have gone the extra mile to provide our customers with a powder coating service that is second to none. While it is common for most coaters to use a "three or five stage" wash system, we have gone above and beyond by installing a robust, "eight-stage" pre-treatment wash system with a re-circulating reverse osmosis rinse. This upgraded system ensures that our customer's products are thoroughly cleaned and properly prepped for painting. 

To better serve our customers, our facility also offers:

These specialty features are enhanced by our unwavering commitment to quality and dependable delivery, making Warner Custom Coating the ideal partner for all your powder coating needs.

What are your colour and texture capabilities?

Regardless of your need – red, black, white, yellow, green, clear, flat, gloss, metallic, textured or even anti-graffiti – Warner Custom Coating can help. Our Nordson ColorMax® Engineered Powder Spray Application System provides exceptional operating flexibility. Choices can be made from standard RAL stock colours and textures or you can provide us with custom specifications. The options are limited only by your imagination.

What is the maximum product size and weight you can process?

Warner Custom Coating’s system has a large profile and was originally designed to process products up to 16 feet long by 3 feet wide and 7 feet high. Parts can weigh as much as 1600 pounds each. Our system is highly flexible, so if the width and height of the product is less than above, we can accommodate longer lengths – even up to 24 feet.

Do you provide Class "A" Finishing?

Yes. Warner Custom Coating’s systems were actually designed to deliver Class “A” Finishes and meet the most stringent standards. Our systems are equipped with several extra features to ensure exceptional pre-treatment and superb paint application.

Do you have a Quality Management System (QMS)?

Yes. Warner Custom Coating is ISO 9001 certified.

What types of powder do you spray?

We offer an extremely wide range of powders, including epoxies, polyesters, polyurethane's, thermoplastics, hybrids, Teflon, super durable polyesters, PVC coating and zinc-rich primers.

Do all custom coaters offer the same pre-treatment wash process?

No. Most companies offer a three-stage or a five-stage wash system. Warner Custom Coating goes the extra mile; its facilities are equipped with a robust eight-stage pre-treatment wash system and a re-circulating reverse osmosis rinse. This upgraded system ensures proper surface preparation to enhance product performance.

What type of product is best suited to your system?

Warner Custom Coating specializes in metal-based finishings. Our facility was designed to accommodate all industries. From Class “A” automotive, to store display racks to large agricultural or landscape products, structural and architectural steel, Warner has the capabilities to meet your needs.

Do you offer sub-assembly services?

Sub-assembly can be a cost-efficient and timely means of meeting just-in-time production schedules. Whether it’s adding small bolts and brackets to a painted part or assembling multiple parts, Warner Custom Coating is adequately equipped to help.

We have large assembly and warehousing capacity as well as a broad and skilled employee base that can fulfill any sub-assembly requirement.

Can you accommodate customized masking?

Yes. Many of our customers require masking to ensure certain areas on the product avoid paint application. We have the expertise and resources to handle the simplest to the most complex masking requests.

What is powder coating?

Powder coating is a dry finishing process where finely ground particles of pigment and resin are electrostatically charged and sprayed onto a grounded part. The part is then baked in a curing oven, at which time, the powder melts, bonds and cures – leaving an attractive, uniform and highly durable finish. Prior to coating, parts are pre-treated to ensure optimal surface preparation and paint adhesion.

Why should I choose powder coating over liquid or laminate?

Powder coating is one of the most durable finishes available. It is also eco-friendly. Unlike wet paint, powder coatings release minimal Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) into the atmosphere. It’s also extremely efficient. The over-spray or unused powder is reclaimed and re-used which is economically beneficial to both the painter and the customer.