The powder coating industry often sees a divide between different clientele. The divide usually comes between companies who value speed over quality, and companies who value quality over speed. Speed is a huge asset in the powder coating industry, seeing as how powder coaters must often make up lost time by manufacturers. However, it is Colourfast’s policy to ensure that no items leave the facility without being absolutely perfect.

Most powder coaters cannot say the same.

It is our policy to keep orders at our facility for a maximum of 3 days. While we maintain this ever-important asset of speed, we also focus mainly on quality. Get it done right the first time, and it’s worth the price of admission.

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Powder coating is already found on thousands of products that you come in contact with everyday. From bulldozers and chainsaws to your coffee machine and child’s crib, powder coating protects the roughest, toughest machinery as well as the household parts that you depend on daily. The result of choosing a powder coated product is that it will have the most attractive, durable, high-quality finish available.

The powder coating process itself offers another advantage – it is environmentally friendly and virtually pollution-free! Unlike liquid paint, no solvents are used in powder coating, so only negligible amounts of VOCs are released into the air. In addition, unused or oversprayed powder can be recovered, so any waste is minimal and can be disposed of easily and safely. Choose powder coating and do your part to preserve the environment.

For the last year, Colourfast has partnered with an important client to develop a totally new look for Coach Retail International. Working with this group has been extremely challenging; constantly thinking out of the box, working with designs new to the retail sector, applying newly developed coatings, and using leading-edge application techniques entirely new to our industry. And in the end, we have achieved incredible success! During the last several weeks, Coach has successfully opened five retail outlets including two in Manhattan, and one on Rodeo Dr. in California. By all accounts, these flagship stores look absolutely amazing and we are very proud to have played such an important role in the developmental and final stages leading up to these store openings. We invite you to check out our gallery updates for additional photos of our work, follow us on Facebook or to think of us the next time you visit a Coach outlet!

The months leading into Fall/Winter are normally the months when we are inundated with requests for patio furniture restoration projects. We have all seen it. Over time, paint chips, peals, fades and depending on how many times the furniture is hit, bumped into, or stacked in storage, scratching is the issue. In other cases, clients just want a change of colour and the autumn months, just before going into storage, is the best time of year to get this done.

Unfortunately, the most important part of the restoration process is the removal of the existing coating. Chemical stripping (the preferred method of removing coatings) is not a process which is friendly to the environment. As such, the costs of having existing coatings removed from have recently soared through the roof and have made the process so expensive that in many cases, it is actually cheaper to replace the furniture than it is to refinish it.

For those of you contemplating patio furniture restoration, feel free to ask for quotes. Before doing so, it is suggested you look at the replacement costs of a similar set so that you can make the best decision.

For the last several years, Colourfast has played a role in finishing store fixtures featured in Nordstrom’s Bridal.

In the Fall of 2013, Colourfast developed a finish specifically for Nordstrom Group, a finish like no other to resemble aged cotton. Unique in appearance and to the touch, Colourfast now features a series of “DENIM” finishes in various colours. You will notice this custom finish in Nordstrom outlets, we call it “Black Denim.” Very cool.

The Management and Staff at Colourfast Corp. would like to thank all of our clients, suppliers, colleagues and friends who have played a role in our achievements over this past year, and wish you all a very happy holiday season. May the new year bring health, peace, prosperity and continued success.

Trends for fall/winter 2013 in the colour of metal…

What is old is new again. The trend towards natural, original, weathered or aged metal continues to thrive in the market place. The most “fashion forward” retail outlets are sticking to natural steel as the desired look, feel and vibe. Surrounded by broad sheets of vast & bare white walls, accented with rich woods to add warmth to an otherwise cold and abrupt natural feel of hot-rolled steel, flatbar, and plate, the blend of hot and cold are making for quite the forward design statement.

Once considered clean and “leading-edge” finishes, Metallics are now the cheap alternative to the richer feel of natural metal. The prim and proper effect obtained by otherwise very popular metallic finishes such as Satin Nickel, or the even richer Gun Metal are no longer in fashion, considered passé.

Inspired by the bold and ever-forward strength of steel, metal is no longer hidden, no longer made to mimic laminated wood, no longer disguised. Current trends dictate steel should look like steel, nothing less. And as easy as this may seem, it represents one of the biggest challenges finishers face, simply because there is no consistent look to natural steel. It changes from batch to batch, from mill to mill. And yet, each designer, every architect, or design studio has something ever so specific in mind. The canvas has never been bigger or broader…

Colourfast awarded contract for Sovereign Bank seating project, in collaboration with Keilhauer, an award-winning manufacturer of high quality contract furniture. This program, a four month project which includes the finishing of 8,000 seating frames begins August through to November 2013 in a custom metallic silver finish on the Sguig Sled by Keilhauer.

Colourfast Corp. is proud to be a Founding Sponsor of Rev It Up For SickKids Motorcycle Rally and will be there on July 14, 2013 as part of the Organizing Team at Ride Motorcycles of Toronto. For more information, check out the event website www.revitupforsickkids.com.

Colourfast Corp. is proud to have been nominated and selected a finalist in the 2013 Vaughan Chamber of Commerce Achievement Awards on May 16, 2013! Congratulations to Team at Colourfast!