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How Do We Work Out Our Powder Coating Cost?

One of the questions that we get asked a lot from our customers, is how much will powder coating cost? While we offer competitive rates on all of our services, coming up with a price isn’t as simple as it might seem.

Here are some of the key factors that can influence the powder coating cost when we process your parts at Pym & Wildsmith.

Size and Shape

The obvious one, the size of a product can have a large influence on the cost of processing, not only in the time required and powder usage but also in the way that the parts are processed. As an organisation, we are able to process a range of parts, from small brackets through to large assemblies up to 6m in length. However, the actual process for these can differ greatly, with smaller parts being processed through our automated facility at high volumes, and larger parts being processed in the traditional way, using an operator in a dedicated powder bay. Because of this, the size and shape of your part can greatly influence how they are processed, and the powder coating cost.

Smaller parts can be hung on our automated track, whereas large or heavy parts may need specialist equipment.

Powder Colour and Type

Similar to wet paint prices, the price of powder varies depending on the colour and specification, so if you need a particular finish, then this can also have an impact on the overall powder coating cost. In addition, for irregular or specialist powders, there may be minimum order quantities that will need to be accounted for in the quotation process.

Condition and Fabrication Can Affect the Powder Coating Cost

While powder coating as a process can be inexpensive, this is dependent on the parts arriving with us in a condition suitable for coating. If they are rusty, previously coated, or fabricated in certain ways, such as laser-cut using oxygen, then additional preparation is needed through shot blasting or pickling to ensure the powder will adhere to the parts and provide a quality finish. These are services that we are happy to provide, though adding these processes will increase the overall powder coating cost.

All of these parts are in a condition that requires preparation before they can be coated.

So as you can see, there’s a lot to consider when determining the cost of a powder coating finish. Don’t worry though, we have an expert team of estimators that can do all of the hard work for you, so all you need to do is get in touch and we will get you sorted.

If you have parts that you would like powder coating, you can contact us today, or email us at

ISO Standards

We are proud to have attained certification for Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety Management for our Shotblasting, Powdercoating, Paint spraying, Metal spraying, and Electrophoretic Deposition (EPD) for Commercial, Industrial, Automotive and Rail metalwork.

Proud to have worked with:

  • APB
  • Broadcrown

Great reasons to use Pym&Wildsmith

Wide range of services for a complete metal finishing package

Facility for large scale items up to 6.45 metres

Quick turnaround times available.