Here at RNJ, we strive every day to continue improving our product line. It is of the highest importance to us that we never become complacent with our current procedures and manufacturing processes. Therefore, we always do our best to learn about, and implement, any new processes or materials etc. that will allow us to improve our products, and continue providing the best stalls on the market to our customers.
With over 35 years of experience in the horse stall business, we can't help but notice one recurring issue that almost every stall owner (who has painted stalls) seems to encounter at some point during the life of their barn. Poor Paint adhesion is, and always has been, a problem in the horse stall world, especially when you have horses that are more prone to "cribbing" or chewing on the stall. So paint, and more specifically, powder coat paint, is notorious for chipping or flaking off, over time when it is subjected to this kind of wear.
With all of this being said, we are happy to announce a new step that we have implemented into our paint preperation process to counteract this issue.
We have begun to "bead blast", all of our galvanized steel and aluminum, prior to applying the powder coat, in order to "etch" the material, and create a much better profile for the paint to adhere to. After testing the durability of the paint adhesion, both with and without the blasting preperation, the difference is obvious. Even after scraping the paint with a knife or hitting the material with hammer, the paint stays on!
We are happy to provide samples for our customers to do their own field testing on, upon request.
Click the link below for more information about paint preperation and bead/media blasting:
Rockin J Equine offers custom designed Horse Stall Fronts, Horse Stalls For Sale, Horse Stall Doors, Horse Barn Doors, Metal Horse Stalls, Barn Stall Doors, Horse Stall Gates, and Horse Barns And Stalls that will keep your horses safe and comfortable. If you are in the market for a Horse Stall For Sale, Horse Stall Door, Horse Barn Door, Metal Horse Stall, Barn Stall Door or Horse Barn And Stall, choose Rockin J Equine. We are pleased to offer custom horse stalls. We can also help with the design of your horse barns.