In recent years, powder coating has become one of the better options and also one of the most rapid growing technologies in metal coating. It currently represents over 10% of the industrial finishing options in the United States. Paint is prone to an uneven finish and drips if it is not applied correctly. Paint will also chip and crack very easily, especially when used on outdoor items. Extreme heat and cold make the lifespan of the paint job not last as long as powder coating. Unlike paint, which is wet, powder coating is applied as a dry powder and adheres through an electrostatic charge. It is then cured with heat, creating a hard finish that is more resilient and able to withstand years of use. Powder coating will last much longer and resists the elements, making it much more durable. Powder-coated mailboxes and street signs are also fade and chip resistant, and since they are made from aluminum they definitely won't rot like wooden sign posts and mailboxes. Powder coating provides a smooth even coat of protection. When applied to complex shapes, it continues to coat evenly on the sides and bottom of the item without causing unsightly runs and drips. Powder coating is also available in an assortment of finishes such as matte, high-gloss, satin and a variety of other choices and colors. A lot of paints emit dangerous chemicals called VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds) into the air as they are drying. Powder coating is much better for the environment, and it emits much less chemicals into the air. It is important to keep the environment in mind when choosing any product or service. If you are going to be purchasing custom street signs and mailboxes in Atlanta or anywhere across the southeast, be sure to consider Addresses of Distinction. Our products are powder coated for durability and provide a no maintenance, high quality option for our customers.