Architectural coatings not only enhance the appearance of the product, they protect metal products from solar radiation and weathering from rain and snow. Powder coating technology extends the functional life and aesthetics of products exposed to the elements and high traffic areas.


Advanced Finishing USA has been a preferred resource for architectural applications for 45 years. From doors and windows, to outdoor furniture and lighting. From structural steel to flagpoles, bollards, railings and murals we have the experience you can trust to make your vision come to life. Advanced offers architects a wide range of possibilities such as:

  • Anti-microbial finishes for medical, lab and high traffic public buildings
  • Ability to coat long extrusions up to 25’ with a continuous coating
  • Ability to coat large items up to 9,000 pounds
  • Decoral licensee for wood grain, stone, marble, logo, custom and abstract design finishes.

If your architectural application must stand up to the extreme weather and UV conditions you will be pleased to know Advanced Finishing USA adheres to AAMA (American Architectural Manufacturers Association) specifications for aluminum applications.


We believe it is our responsibility to thoroughly understand your application and provide coating options to meet or exceed your performance and price expectations. The industry standard is TGIC high performance polyester powder. Recent technology has developed powder resins containing up to 70% Kynar to compete with the performance of liquid Kynar paint.

Advanced Finishing U.S.A. strives to use only environmentally friendly materials, and takes pride in maintaining a zero discharge status with the Great Lakes Initiative Waste Water Control program. We also provide wet paint solutions using Kynar paint. These compounds provide superior performance against sun, wind, rain and snow. They are simply the best you will find anywhere.

We are expert at attaining superior powder coat adhesion on steel and aluminum surfaces using compounds such as:

  • Flouro-Polymers such as Kynar
  • TGIC Polyesters
  • Super Durable Polyesters
  • Polyurethane
  • TGIC Free Polyesters

The advantages of Powder Coating Architectural surfaces include:

  • No VOC’s (volatile organic compounds)
  • No Hazardous waste
  • Meets AAMA 2605
  • Available colors and textures
  • Sustainable


Advanced finishing adheres to AAMA (American Architectural Manufacturers Association) aluminum coating standards for AAMA 2603, and AAMA 2604. In addition, our stringent quality control processes measure and inspect product at critical stages to ensure all specifications are met.

Our experience is invaluable. Having coated thousands of unique items for thousands of unique applications over nearly 45 years, we are able to identify problem areas before projects are initiated. No surprises. Projects stay on budget and on time.

The cost of the powder is the primary reason. Attaining AAMA 2605 standards requires a Super Durable flouro-polymer coating, which can be as much as 10X, the cost of other coating options. In addition, application of this coating requires additional pretreatment steps to assure good adhesion.

Advanced Finishing USA stands above most competitors in its ability to powder coat production runs of aluminum extrusions up to 25 feet long at high volumes. Individual parts up to 9,000 pounds can also be accommodated. Batch operations can handle parts 8’ X 10’ X 40’.

Although powder coating is not considered for LEED points, it is a sustainable finish with a low environmental impact.



Ask us about our Architectural Coating capabilities. Call: 814.474.5200 or CONTACT US

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