Chicago's finest powder coating!
Chicago area's liquid coating and powdercoating

Only the finest industrial powder coatings and liquid coatings applied with expert craftmanship!

S&B Finishing provides high-quality powder coating, liquid coating and multi-step coating services that protect, preserve and beautify metal parts. We have been providing local Chicago manufacturers with premier powder coating services for 35 years. We meet specific industry standards, such as agricultural, medical, transportation, military and consumer products. We are also ISO 9001:2008 certified.


When quality counts, check out our team.
Regular training, oversight and quality controls!

At S&B, we sincerely believe that not every coating job is equal. That’s why we emphasize quality in every step of our coating process. What do we do to ensure that your job is high quality?

Our staff is entirely dedicated to quality control.

Every staff member receives comprehensive training on our ISO standard, safety measures and general powder coating. Plus, some of our staff members are entirely dedicated to quality control. This means that their only job is to make sure you receive a quality coating on every part.

We believe in using a virgin powder with a manual application for each and every part.

We powder coat using a virgin powder with a superior manual process. Our have highly trained staff members applying only new powder to your parts. We don't try to reapply or reuse dropped powder. Often, powder that has dropped is defective. We refuse to apply potentially defective or lower quality powder to your parts. Additionally, we do not use automatic application machines. A skilled S&B technician coats each part individually, ensuring a careful and consistent application to your entire order.


We are proud to be an ISO 9001:2008 registered company.

Being an ISO 9001:2008 registered company is important to us. It means we adhere to international quality standards and consistently provide products that meet customer — as well as regulatory and industry — requirements. Our ISO certification also means we continuously look to improve our processes and find ways to enhance customer satisfaction.

We perform numerous quality control tests on every single order.

We perform nine different measures of quality control on every single order to make sure you’re receiving a quality coating job. If any failures are discovered during the tests, we will rework the parts to ensure every single one meets exacting specifications. It’s the S&B guarantee.

Powder Coating Quality in Chicago that is ISO certified!

We are the leading Chicagoland powder coating service that can meet specific corporate standards, and we have experience coating parts for Caterpillar, Ford, Freightliner, GE, General Motors, John Deere and other large manufacturing companies. In addition to stock coatings, we offer specific custom brands and finishes, such as Axalta Coatings, AmeriCoats, Rohm and Haas, Sherwin-Williams, and Tiger Drylac, to meet your needs in a quick and convenient manner.

Powder coating creates a hard finish and a very uniform look to parts. Different types of powder coats, such as epoxy coating, hybrids, urethanes, aliphatic urethanes, TGIC polyesters, fusion-bonded epoxies and functional coatings, have different looks and protection abilities.

S&B Finishing also provides electrostatically applied liquid coatings, such as baked enamel, polyurethane and all types of resistant coatings that are corrosion resistant.

Call S&B Finishing today at 773-533-0033 for Chicago's premier powder coating and industrial coating services.

Superior Powder Coating Services in Illinois

Assembly, Packaging, Design, Silk Screening, and Pick-Up & Delivery make the difference!

We are experts in quality coatings for protection, preservation and beautification, serving local Chicago manufacturers for 35 years.

S&B Finishing provides high-quality powder coating, liquid coating and multi-step coating services. We can finish plastic, wood, and metal parts and products, although most of our business is metal coating and metal paint finishing. We have the ability to run large and small batches, and we perform custom coating work. We handle parts as small as a nail head and as large as 6 feet x 8 feet x 14 feet.

We are happy to provide these additional services to meet the specific needs of your job:
  • Minor assembly
  • Packaging, including the design of reusable packaging for return customers
  • Logo and name design from our in-house art team
  • Silk screening
  • Pick-up and delivery, using our own fleet of S&B vehicles

We have experience meeting all types of industry standards, such as:

  • Agricultural
  • Construction
  • Consumer, retail and commercial
  • Corrections
  • Educational
  • Emergency management
  • Manufacturing and industrial
  • Medical, healthcare, research and pharmaceutical
  • Military
  • Parks and recreation
  • Restaurant or food and beverage
  • Transportation, including automotive and aviation
Our add on services to powdercoating save you time and money

We can also meet specific corporate standards and the needs of large manufacturing companies. In fact, we have experience coating parts for the following companies’ products:

  • AT&T
  • Caterpillar
  • CNH
  • Ford
  • Freightliner
  • GE
  • General Motors
  • IBM
  • John Deere
  • Navistar

S&B Finishing is a proud member of top industry organizations, including the Powder Coating Institute (PCI) , American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International , and Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) .

We are also an Axalta Coatings (formerly DuPont) Star Coater, an exclusive group of about 40 powder coating companies across the United States. S&B has been family owned and operated since 1977. We value our more than 50 highly trained employees, who we consider family. Some have been with S&B for more than 30 years, and our average employee tenure is 12½ years.

We carry many brands and types of coatings to meet all of your coating needs. Some of the brands S&B works with include:

  • AkzoNobel
  • AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings (ANAC)
  • Alpha Coatings
  • American Powder Coatings
  • AmeriCoats
  • Axalta Coatings (formerly DuPont)
  • Carbit Paint Company
  • Carboline
  • Cardinal Paint
  • Chemetall
  • Creative Coatings
  • Crescent Bronze Powder Company
  • CrossLink Powder Coatings
  • Diamond Vogel
  • Delta Coatings
  • Eastern Chem-Lac
  • EMCO Chemical Distributors
  • Ferro
  • Fremont Industries
  • Gavlon
  • Glidden
  • Grainger
  • Henkel
  • Hentzen Coatings
  • Heresite Coating
  • Imperial Chemical Industries
  • Innotek Powder Coatings
  • Iowa Paint
  • Indianapolis Varnish Company (IVC) Industrial Coatings
  • Jamestown Powder
  • Keeler & Long
  • Kelly Industrial Coatings
  • L.A. Chemicals
  • Lilly Industries
  • Matthews
  • Multicolor Specialties (Multispec)
  • G.J. Nikolas & Co.
  • Niles Color Center
  • Northern Coatings & Chemical Co.
  • O&A Auto
  • Oneedon Powder Coating
  • Pioneer Powder
  • PowderTech PowderCoating
  • PPG Industrial Coatings
  • Prism Powder Coatings
  • Protech/Oxyplast
  • Randolph Products
  • Rohm and Haas
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • Specialty Coatings
  • Spectrum Powder Works
  • Spraylat
  • TCI Powder Coatings
  • Terrace Supply
  • Thermoclad
  • Tiger Drylac
  • Tnemec
  • Trac Lubricants & Coating
  • Trimite Powders
  • U.S. Paint
  • Universal Chemicals & Coatings
  • Valspar
  • Vitracoat

Find out why, with S&B, the difference is quality.

Illinois Powder Coating Basics

Using industry standards and proprietary techniques to ensure the finest quality!

A powder coat is a finishing technique where paint is electrostatically applied as a dry powder. The electrostatic application allows the coat to wrap around all faces of the item, including the back, to reduce waste and ensure a consistent finish. The part is then carefully cured under heat so that the powder sets.

There are two types of powders: thermoplastic, which will re-melt if heated again, and thermoset, which will not re-melt.

The advantage to powder coating is that it creates a hard finish and a very uniform look to parts. Different types of powder coatings have different characteristics. Each type of powder coat has a different look, wear, and durability. For example, if you're looking to coat a part for outdoor machinery, you can choose a powder that has an industrial look and will hold up to all types of weather. If you're looking to coat a part or item that needs to look more artistic, you can choose a powder with a special finish, such as a metallic, stone, or antique vein finish.

S&B Finishing provides high-quality powder coating, liquid coating and multi-step coating services.

Metal painted parts  Metal painted parts  Metal painted parts

Powder Coatings

Powder coating powders are often measured by
characteristics such as:

  • Hardness
  • Flexibility
  • Overbake stability
  • Exterior durability
  • Corrosion protection
  • Ability to resist chemical solvents
  • Ease of application

S&B technicians are experts in how to powder coat metal parts so that they have the characteristics your product needs.

S&B has access to hundreds of different types of
powder coating finishes, including:

  • Epoxies
  • Hybrids
  • Urethanes
  • Aliphatic urethanes
  • TGIC polyesters
  • Fusion bonded epoxies
  • Functional coatings
Just about any powder coating color available!

Liquid Coatings

A liquid coat is a liquid paint finish that is electrostatically applied and then cured under heat. It can also be sprayed on and air dried. Liquid coatings have more color options and can sometimes result in a more aesthetically pleasing part.

There are different types of liquid coatings, such as:

  • Baked enamel, which, among other characteristics, can be adjusted to improve the part’s performance in weather
  • Polyurethane, which can have waterproofing capabilities
  • Chemical agent resistant coatings, which can provide protection against chemical and biological warfare techniques, and can be easily decontaminated after exposure

Liquid coatings are also measured by characteristics such as hardness, flexibility, durability, protection abilities, and ease of application.

Protective Coatings

A protective coating can be applied via powder or liquid painting techniques.

Protective coatings mostly include specialty coatings for specific uses, such as:

  • Antimicrobial coatings, which protect against bacteria and mold
  • Graffiti resistant coatings or anti graffiti coatings
  • Coatings that has corrosion resistance


3005 West Franklin Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60612-1094

Telephone: 773.533.0033

We appreciate your interest in S&B Finishing and look forward to hearing from you.

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