Can Steelcraft doors be powder coated?

Steelcraft does not offer factory powder coated doors and/or frames.

  • Powder coatings usually require heat between 300 to 400 degrees to melt and cure the powder coat.
  • The higher heat can cause shape and/or core damage. It can also cause finishing problems from outgassing of the primer through the powder coat.

Field baked on finish procedures:

  1. Avoid painting in extremely cold or damp weather. Suggested temperature range 50 to 90 degree Fahrenheit.
  2. Sand door and or frame surfaces lightly with #300 or 320 emery cloth or steel wool.
  3. Clean surfaces using mild solvent such as mineral spirits or a mild citrus cleaner. Do not use strong cleaning agents, acids or lacquer thinner.
  4. Dry all surfaces. Do not use oiled or tack rags to dry surfaces.
  5. Apply finish paint following manufacturer's recommendations.
  6. Bake frames and doors as specified by paint manufacturer and outlined below.

Recommended bake out oven temperatures:

  1. Frames:
    • 300 degree Fahrenheit or as specified by paint manufacture
    • Customer must be advised to contact their powder coat paint vendor/supplier on all powder coating inquiries for frames
  2. Doors:
    • L (honeycomb) T, B, H & A14...............200 degree Fahrenheit
    • L & H (polyurethane, polystyrene)........ 200 degree Fahrenheit
    • CE doors.......................................200 degree Fahrenheit

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