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Powder Coating Costs

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Powder coating is a popular finishing process that can provide an added level of protection for many different types of metal. The powder coating will provide more than just a protective layer that can withstand rain, snow, and other elements. It can also help to provide a longer life for many products. While powder coating has long been popular for vehicle parts, it is also beneficial for outdoor furniture, fences, and it has even been used on cabinets. The coating is best known for use with metal, but it can also be used for fiberboard and plastic.

Another one of the reasons that many people choose powder coating is because it is better for the environment. Not only is it long-lasting, but you will also find that it is a good option for the environment because it does not produce any volatile organic chemicals.

Powder coating: a wrought iron chair that was previously painted another color.

Item Cost
Sandblasting: to remove old finish $50
Powder coating $65
Labor Cost $55
Total Cost $170


Other considerations and costs

  • The type of object and the size of the object that you want to powder coat will affect the overall price.
  • Although black tends to be the most common finish for powder coating and it is considered the standard, you can find a number of other colors available. This can often increase the cost, however.
  • You need to have any previous finish removed before using powder coating.

DIY considerations

  • DIY powder coating is possible as long as you have all of the right tools and equipment, as well as an understanding of how to do it. Before you powder coat something important, it is important to practice first to learn how the tools work.
  • It is only a good idea to buy the powder coating equipment if you will have a large number of items that you will need to powder coat.
  • Before you apply the powder coating, the surface needs to be clean and dry.


  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2019.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.
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Cost by city

  • New York, NY$273
  • Bronx, NY$224
  • Brooklyn, NY$187
  • Philadelphia, PA$233
  • Washington, DC$202
  • Atlanta, GA$183
  • Miami, FL$167
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$175
  • Minneapolis, MN$205
  • Chicago, IL$239
  • Houston, TX$246
  • San Antonio, TX$165
  • Austin, TX$187
  • Denver, CO$158
  • Phoenix, AZ$167
  • Las Vegas, NV$183
  • Los Angeles, CA$206
  • San Diego, CA$187
  • San Jose, CA$226
  • Seattle, WA$165

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