Stainless Steel Coatings

Auswave now offers a range of coating options for all our stainless-steel products so you can get the best result for every application. These protective coatings include PVD coatings (for a superior finish), powder coating and electro plating.


Why Put a Coat on Stainless Steel?

Coating stainless steel can offer several benefits depending on the specific application and the type of coating technology used. These are just some of the benefits of coating stainless steel:

Corrosion Resistance: While stainless steel is known for its resistance to corrosion, adding a coating can provide an extra layer of protection, especially in harsh environments or when the stainless steel is exposed to corrosive chemicals.

Aesthetic Enhancement: Coatings can improve the appearance of stainless-steel surfaces by adding colour, texture (the brushed look), or a polished finish. This is particularly important in architectural and decorative applications.

Wear Resistance: Coatings can increase the wear resistance of stainless steel, making it more durable and long-lasting in applications where friction and abrasion are concerns.

Easy Cleaning: Coatings can make stainless steel surfaces easier to clean by reducing the adhesion of dirt, grime, and contaminants.

Chemical Resistance: Coatings can enhance the chemical resistance of stainless steel, making it suitable for use in environments where it may be exposed to aggressive chemicals.

UV Resistance: Certain coatings can provide UV protection, preventing the degradation of stainless-steel surfaces when exposed to harsh sunlight.

Cost Savings: Coating stainless steel can be a cost-effective way to improve its performance and longevity, potentially reducing the need for more expensive materials or frequent replacements.

Customisation: Coatings can be customised to meet specific requirements, including colour, texture, and performance characteristics.

Remember, your choice of coating layer should be based on the specific needs of the application, as different protective coatings offer different advantages and can have limitations. And of course Auswave’s friendly staff can help you to find the best protective coating for your needs. 


Coated Stainless Steel Grates – What to Choose?

At Auswave we offer three different types of coating for all our stainless-steel products, these are:

1. PVD coatings (or Physical Vapor Deposition)

2. Powder coating

3. Electroplating (also called etching or plating)

All three of these surface finishing processes can be applied to our stainless steel products to further enhance their quality and appearance. Each of these methods offers unique benefits, and when applied to our stainless steel grates they can be coloured to match your design palette.

It’s important to choose the appropriate surface finishing method based on the specific requirements of your application. Factors such as the desired appearance, functional properties, environmental conditions, and budget should all be considered when deciding between PVD coatings, powder coating, and electroplating for stainless steel grates.

Contact our helpful team to discuss the best stainless steel coating for your project needs

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