Air bifolding and sliding doors are available with a premium quality powder coated finish. The colour options include aïrcoat. Aïrcoat is a specialist paint finish that is textured and tactile to the touch. Air doors are available are a range of durable and sustainable paint finishes providing many colour options and combinations of colours as well. As standard, air bifolding and sliding doors are power coated with a paint thickness more durable than standard sliding doors on the market.
Air doors are coloured differently to others on the market.
Quality bifolding and sliding doors are painted with a powder coating process. Powder coating remains the most common method used for painting and finishing architectural aluminium.
The advantage of powder coating is the vast availability of colour. It is also a painting process that provides durability and protection to the finished aluminium doors.
The thickness of the paint finish on powder coated sliding and folding doors is measured in ‘microns’. Alternative folding and sliding doors on the market, while painted under established good working practices, are typically only coated to an ‘industry standard’ of 40 microns.
Aïr doors are powder coated with a 60-micron coating that provides an even more durable finish than other doors. This finish is guaranteed to 25 years as is every aïr door as a complete installed product.
A 60-micron paint finish is also what many doors and windows will be coated to when fitted in exposed, extreme and intensive environments. Even though most aïr doors have may be provided to less demanding locations, the thicker 60-micron paint finish is just one indication of the life expectancy to be relied on from a premium-quality and better-designed door such as aïr.
Aïr doors come in a range of advanced powder coated colours and textures.
A choice of over 150 RAL colours is available with every aïr door including further options such as satin, matt and gloss finishes are available. Different colours inside and out are available as well.
Another desirable feature found in aïr doors is the textured powder coated finish. This provides all the benefits of a standard smooth paint but with even more benefits to the doors and the user. Aïr doors with a textured powder coated finish will provide:
- A beautiful and individual tactile coating.
- A colour with a texture that looks impressive in any large door.
- Even more resistance to corrosion
- Even more durability thanks to a scratch resistant finish.
- Resistance to peeling and blistering.
- Fading and loss of sheen to the colour.
How are aïr bifolding and sliding doors painted?
Qualicoat procedures and applications apply to every Air door. Qualicoat is the world standard for the colouring of architectural aluminium.
In creating a highly sophisticated and durable aïr door, the powder coating process involves several procedures and operations before painting. All are carried out to British and European Standards such as BS6496, EN12206 and EN ISO 2409 – all strict industry standards for powder coating of aluminium.
Many of these processes involve the ‘pre-treatment’ of the aluminium profiles to ensure they are cleaned and etched. Another process is the chemical conversion of the aluminium surface. Chemical conversion is critical to ensure that the polyester powder used to paint aïr doors adheres correctly and provides a long term adhesion.
Air bifolding and sliding doors undergo rigorous checks and inspections throughout their coating process and controlled conditions.
Quality bifolding and sliding doors in a range of colours and finishes.
Air doors provide high protection finishes as standard that are easy to clean, durable and dirt resistant. If you would like more information about aïr bifolding and sliding doors, contact us.