Frequently asked questions

Powder coating cover discs Who is a ‘typical’ client of this service?
Our electrostatic powder coating service is currently used by conservatory manufacturers, garden tool manufacturers and others, throughout the UK. 

What makes you unique?
We are an established company, with high standards, and a set up ideal for large batch, small parts runs. By choosing us, however, you are also helping to change lives. Shaw Trust is a national charity that helps people facing disadvantage into work, to gain skills and take control of their futures.  

Why would I choose to use electrostatic powder coating?
To provide effective rust protection and reinforce the longevity of your products.

How is it done?
Your metal items are hung onto a suitable jig on our conveyor belts, which then takes them into our spray booth. The items are coated with electrostatic powder coating, passed through an oven (baked at around 220 degrees celsius) and unloaded from the jigs, ready for you to take away.

Do items need to be clean metal?
Yes, they do, or shotblasted.

What items can be coated?
We can coat anything, just as long as it is made from metal.

What type of finish can I expect?
We can provide finishes in matt, gloss, metallic or hammer.

Can you remove powder coating?
Unfortunately we do not have the facility to do this, but providing the powder coating is of a good enough quality, we can over-spray to change the colour of an item you bring in to us.

How quickly can you turn orders around?
Once your requirements have been discussed, a solution has been determined, and an order placed, we are proud to say that our turnaround times are second to none. 

Is there anything additional you can offer to the electrostatic powder coating service?
Yes, it is quite common for clients to use our assembly services also. Please call us to discuss how this could work.

Do you offer discounts?
Yes, we can offer discounts on bulk orders.  

Is there a minimum order?
There is. Please speak to a member of our team to discuss your requirements initially however. 

How can I pay?
Payment is simple. We will invoice you and you can pay either by bank transfer, by cheque, or cash. Unfortunately we cannot accept payment by credit / debit card online.

How do I contact you?
For a hassle free, no obligation quotation, simply submit an enquiry form today, telephone us on +44 (0)1302 854 531, or email sales.doncaster@shaw-trust.org.uk and our sales team will be pleased to help.