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  1. #1
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    Question Barn Construction Question: Specifically, Metal Work

    Hello Everyone,

    I’m in the process of building a barn & I’m not using stall kits, but rather have custom stalls built. My question is regarding the metal work and stall bars as well as the dutch doors & windows. Should these be painted or powder coated?

    Does anybody have any experience with powder coating & is it OK with heavy heat, sunlight & weather exposure? Does anybody have an idea of what the cost per foot should be to paint or powder coat? If I did powder coat, should it be done with two coats or is one sufficient?

    Any input would be GREATLY appreciated!

    Thanks!!!



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    Quality of powdercoating is completely dependent on the cleaning and prep process. If it was mine, I'd get it hot dip galvanized (for maximum durability) or paint it with a Moisture Cure or epoxy coating (for looks-search "Sherwin-Williams industrial moisture cure coatings).

    This looks like the closest hot dip place to you. Thanks for listing your location.

    http://www.ig-usa.com/ig-america-pla...-columbia.aspx

    This is stuff you can fix. Powder coating is a pain to try to do anything with when it chips.
    http://protective.sherwin.com/detail...aproduct-10476

    http://protective.sherwin.com/detail...3aproduct-6806



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    Very Helpful! Thank You!



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