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Here at Riverside Coatings Ltd our mission is simple – provide you with proper powder coating & shot blasting.

We are a powder coating & shot blasting company based in Castleford, West Yorkshire offering a fast, friendly and professional service. Our 5 metre curing oven, along with our custom-built Autowash machine, allows us to be able to powder coat most metal items; from large gates to small parts, in a range of substrates.

What is powder coating?  

"Powder coatings may be described as 100% solid paint which comprises a homogeneous blend of polymers, pigments and additives produced in the form of a fine powder. The powder is applied, most commonly, by means of a spray gun that imparts an electrical charge on the powder particles and directs them towards the object to be coated. The object is then subjected to heat which causes the powder to melt, flow out and form a tough, coherent film.

Powder coatings may be thermoplastic or thermosetting. Thermosetting powders undergo chemical cross-linking when heated and will not melt again under heat; whereas thermoplastic powders use heat to melt and re-solidify and do not crosslink."

This sector includes:

  • Architectural
  • Automotive
  • Domestic Appliance
  • General Industrial
  • Packaging
  • Furniture

BCF (British Coatings Federation)

Why powder coat?  

Powder coating is environmentally friendly, is more durable than liquid paint, and has an attractive appearance and finish. Powder coated products are more resistant to scratches, corrosion, colour fading and weather conditions, and there is also a wide range of colours, glosses and textures to choose from.

Here at Riverside Coatings we only use branded powder coats from suppliers such as AkzoNobel Interpon, Thermaset and Axalta. For our range of colours please see our RAL Colour Chart*. Other colours & finishes, with differing levels of longevity, are available and are ordered in at request.

*Note not all RAL colours are stocked - chart is for reference only and is not representative of final finish. Please request samples for specific requirements before placing an order. 


Here at Riverside Coatings we use a 2 & 4 stage pre-treatment process for galvanised steel and aluminium. Our Autowash machine uses zinc phosphate to treat galvanised steel in a process which is brand-new to the powder coating industry, as well as being recognised by AkzoNobel. This etches the galvanised steel/aluminium so that it is ready to be coated.

Our powder coating process complies with the British Standard for polyester coatings on galvanised steel (BS EN 13438), which specifies the multi-stage chemical pre-treatment of:

  • De-greasing
  • Alkaline/Acid cleaning
  • Rinsing
  • Zinc phosphate
  • Rinsing
  • Deionised rinse or chrome seal

Shot blasting

We use a 200 litre Redline Blast Pot in our large shot blasting cabinet. This allows us to be able to strip back metal that has already been coated, such as old iron gates and railings, as well as key mild steel. As well as this we also have a small blast cabinet for component parts and smaller items that require a less-abrasive media.




"The quality of our balcony panels was spot on, even though it was a large order Riverside Coatings managed to consistently get the products back to us on time ready to be fitted."
Nick, Featherstone
"Had my wheels blasted & powder coated by Riverside, top job done, can’t fault a thing. Friendly staff, quick turnaround & MY WHEELS LOOK BUZZING."
Gareth, Pontefract
"Great service. Very prompt collection and delivery of heavy old gates. Replied promptly to messages and all staff extremely polite. Will definitely use Riverside again if I need anything shot blasting or coating."
Catherine, Tadcaster
"After speaking to Riverside Coatings we went ahead and had 3 sets of gates shotblasted, primed and powder coated in gloss black. The end result was first class very pleased, their collection and delivery service was also first class, I would certainly use this company again and would recommend to anyone."
Mick, Airedale
"Many years experience of powder coaters, decided to give this new company a try. Did a great job on time, so have just sent another race car chassis to be done. Will recommend to the racing fraternity."
John, Selby
"Garden furniture was looking a bit shabby. Had a word with Riverside Coatings and they blasted and recoated it so it looks like new. Cheers"
Mick, Micklefield