8 Reasons Why Powder-Coated Range Hoods Are Perfect For Your Kitchen

October 02, 2023 4 min read

Custom range hoods can be finished in any number of ways. Powder coating is an excellent choice due to its versatility.  

What is Powder Coating?

Powder coating is a dry-finishing method in which a powdered mixture of resin and color pigments is baked onto a surface. The technique stands apart from conventional painting because it doesn't rely on solvents to maintain the binder and filler. Our range hoods undergo a proprietary seven-step process that ensures a robust and enduring finish. Here are 8 reasons why should consider a powder coated range hood.

Stylish Designs Options

Powder coating elevates the aesthetic appeal of range hoods through an array of stylish design options, enriching your kitchen's ambiance. Here's how powder coating introduces versatile design possibilities:

  • Wide Range of Colors: Powder coating unlocks the spectrum of color choices. By offering more colors, we allow you greater options for kitchen design. From bold, striking shades ideal for wall-mount hoods to soft, subtle tones suited for under-cabinet installations, powder coating ensures a tailored finish that complements your space.
  • Matte or Glossy Finish: ModernCopper can provide colors with either a matte or glossy finish. This versatility makes all the difference for many homeowners looking to achieve a particular look.
  • Textures and Effects: We also offer colors in a variety of textures. Some surfaces are smooth and reflective, while others convey an almost 3D surface texture. We can also add a different spin on colors with metallic finishes. To understand better what we can do regarding colors, reach out to a member of our team who would be glad to speak with you! 

Added Durability

Powder coating boosts the durability of stainless steel range hoods and improves their aesthetic appeal.

  • Unparalleled Corrosion Resistance: Stainless steel range hoods are already resistant to corrosion, but when paired with our proprietary powder coating system, the resistance is even more enhanced.  enhanced. This dual-layer defense ensures the range hood can withstand the rigors of moisture, humidity, and environmental stressors, making it ideally suited for any kitchen environment, including those in coastal or high-humidity areas.
  • Exceptional Scratch Resistance: Powder coating significantly amplifies stainless steel's natural durability, offering unmatched resistance to scratches. The extra layer of protection ensures that the surface remains flawless and functional, extending the hood’s life.
  • Color Retention: While stainless steel does not fade, some finishes lose their luster over time. Copper range hoods tend to patina over time, which disadvantages living metals. And who wants to polish a range hood when they can clean it by wiping it down? Our proprietary powder coating system is designed to resist fading and discoloration, ensuring that your range hood's vibrant hues remain as striking as the day they were applied.

Environmental Benefits

Powder coating offers significant environmental advantages, making it the preferred choice for environmentally conscious people. Here is how powder coating stands out for its eco-friendliness:

  • Reduced VOC Emissions: Unlike many other finishes that release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere, powder coating is much kinder to our air quality. VOCs are notorious for contributing to air pollution and causing health problems, including respiratory issues. By not emitting VOCs, powder coating ensures a healthier indoor and outdoor environment.
  • Minimal Waste Production: The powder coating process's efficiency significantly reduces waste. Traditional liquid paints often result in considerable overspray, and unused paint can become hazardous waste. In contrast, powder coating involves minimal overspray, and powder that doesn't adhere to the surface can be captured and reused. This approach minimizes waste and conserves materials, making it a superior choice for environmental sustainability.
  • Recyclability: Another great feature of powder coating is its recyclability. The powder used can be recycled, and so can the finished product, as well. The material’s recyclability encourages reduced waste, underscoring the environmental benefits of choosing powder coating for your range hood.

Cost Effective 

Powder coating provides cost-effective benefits for your range hood, as well:

  • Long-Lasting. Powder coating is a durable finish that extends the life of a custom range hood. This means that you don't have to worry about replacing your range hood as frequently, and this saves you money in the long run.
  • Reduced Labor Costs. Powder coating requires less labor than other finishes, such as liquid paint.
  • Minimal Material Waste. Powder coating generates less waste than other finishes, such as liquid paint.
  • Lower Energy Costs. Powder coating also requires less energy than other finishes.

Scratch Resistant

  • Thicker Coating: Powder coating provides a thicker, more substantial layer than traditional liquid coatings, which directly contributes to its superior scratch resistance. 
  • Stronger Bonding Process: The unique electrostatic application and curing process of powder coating result in a stronger bond to the metal surface of the range hood. 
  • Improved Hardness: The inherent hardness of powder-coated finishes is another key factor in scratch resistance. 

Heat Resistance

Powder coating is more resistant to high temperatures than other finishing materials, making it an ideal choice for kitchens where cooking often raises temperatures. Its ability to withstand heat ensures that appliances like range hoods maintain their look and durability, even in a hot cooking environment.

The Ability to Refurbish

The ability to refurbish powder-coated range hoods gives homeowners an option unavailable to those who have chosen maintenance-heavy and tarnish-prone copper or brass hoods. Powder coating allows for color changes and updates, making it a highly adaptable solution.

Easy Maintenance

Powder-coated range hoods are easy to maintain, requiring only a damp cloth or mild detergent for cleaning, without the need for harsh chemicals. This finish is durable, resisting chips and scratches and reducing the need for repairs. Choosing a powder-coated hood means less effort to keep it looking new over time, making it a practical option for kitchen renovations.

Finish Samples 

ModernCopper offers complimentary swatches to prospective customers. If you want to see our powder-coated range hood finishes look like, let us know that you're interested and we will be sure to send you a sample set right away.