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Powder Coating Texture Types

From sleek matte finishes to textured sand or hammered looks, each option brings a unique element to your project.

Understanding the different textures and knowing how to choose the right one can make a significant impact on the outcome.

Types Of Powder Coating Textures

Fine Texture

Fine texture (also known as sand texture) in powder coating is not just reminiscent of fine-grained beaches but also similar to sandpaper, with a gloss level limitation of up to 20. This texture type increases the surface roughness, enhancing friction and corrosion resistance application.

Fine texture can help hide surface imperfections, making it a popular choice for items where durability and aesthetics are important.

This particular texture is suitable for components like automotive parts and outdoor furniture

Benefits of fine texture:

  • Unique Finish
  • Imperfection Concealment
  • Customisation Potential

Rough Texture

Rough texture, (also known as wrinkle texture),  powder coating offers a unique finish that combines aesthetic appeal with practical benefits. This texture is characterised by its minimal shine and feels similar to sand, but coarser. It's especially valued in industrial settings where surfaces need to resist scratches from sharp tools and general wear and tear.

The creation of a rough texture involves specific materials and techniques, typically using urethanes that provide exceptional weathering and corrosion resistance. This texture not only enhances the visual depth of the coated object but also hides imperfections effectively, making it an excellent choice for a wide range of applications where both appearance and functionality are crucial.

Commonly used in consumer electronics to provide a non-slip surface and in industrial equipment to improve durability.

Benefits of rough texture:

  • Durable
  • Imperfection Concealment

Hammered Texture

Resembling the surface of a golf ball or the skin of an orange, the hammered texture creates a visual impact that stands out, making your items look distinctive and appealing, including architectural elements and home decor. When applied to metal surfaces such as railings, door handles, or light fixtures, the hammered texture can create a striking visual effect that complements both traditional and contemporary design styles.

Whether you want to replicate the look of hammered metal for a vintage feel or add a modern twist to your project, this texture option offers versatility and style.

Benefits of hammered texture powder coating:

  • Distinctive & appealing
  • Versatility

Ripple/Leatherette Texture

Creating a tactile surface reminiscent of leather, the ripple texture in powder coating adds a sophisticated touch to coated objects. This texture mimics the look and feel of leather, providing a sense of luxury and elegance to your items.

The texture is perfect for those seeking a unique and stylish finish that stands out.

Benefits of ripple/leatherette texture:

  • Aesthetic appeal
  • Versatility
  • Easy maintenance

Powder Coating vs Wet Paint

Powder coating and wet paint are both popular methods of applying a protective and decorative finish to surfaces, but they differ in their application process and characteristics. 

When choosing texture types, it's important to consider that powder coating typically results in a smoother and more consistent finish, while wet paint can achieve a variety of textures depending on application techniques. 

Ultimately, the choice between powder coating and wet paint for texture types will depend on the desired aesthetics, durability requirements, and environmental considerations of the project. 

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Choosing The Right Powder Coating Texture

When selecting the appropriate powder coating texture for your project, consider the desired finish and durability requirements. Think about the aesthetic appeal you want to achieve and how the coating will hold up in its intended environment.

For a more industrial look, a rough texture might be suitable, providing both visual interest and increased durability. On the other hand, a smoother texture may be preferable for a sleek and modern finish. It's crucial to match the texture with the function and style of the item being coated.


When it comes to powder coating textures, there are a variety of options to choose from. 

By understanding the different types of powder coating textures available, you can make an informed decision on which one is best for your project. 

At Wrekin Sheetmetal, we are here to assist you in selecting the ideal powder-coating texture for your product, tailored to your specific needs and applications. With our in-house powder coating facilities, we oversee every stage from design to assembly, ensuring quality control every step of the way.

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