Orange peel is a common problem affecting the surface of powder-coated products.
It occurs when the powder forms tiny pockmarks and an uneven texture, ruining any reflective finish. The cause of orange peel is usually a lack of flow in the powder because of a thin film or an improper formulation.
Here’s a list illustrating how to reduce or eliminate orange peel:
- Properly applying the powder using proven methods
- Correct spraying pressure and distance
- Properly storing and handling the powder
- Monitoring the baking oven temperature
Proper training and equipment maintenance reduces or eliminates orange peel.