Powder Coat Colours

Available from stock

At Brisbane Powder Coater’s we break our powder coat colours up into five categories.

  • Standard Colours – are colours offered as standard on our range of letterboxes sold under the premium name of The Letterbox Man.
    Standard colours are: Bright White, Deep Ocean (Mountain Blue), Heritage Green, Primrose (Cream), Gloss Black, Satin Black, Matt Black, Bright Silver.
  • Custom Colours – are provided at aditional minimal cost ($65.00 including GST). Customers often request these colours; which are additional to our Standard colours.
  • Common Custom colours are: Coral Black Gloss, Monument, Colorbond Shale Grey, Woodland Grey, Basalt, Classic Pearl White Gloss, Flame Red, French Blue Gloss, Pommel Blue, Navy Blue, Safety Yellow, Charcoal, Anodic Natural, Elements Weathered Steel.
    In addition be sure to look at these Other Custom Colours Available.
  • Speciality Colours – special colours are special colours and provided at additional costs which can be substantial, depending on the colour requested. These colours are not readily available and need to be purchased as required.
  • Primers – are a powder coat layer offering added protection against the elements, additionally they act as fillers for surface imperfections.
  • Clear Coats – more information will be updated in the blog later.

The information on each of the colours provided below has been written with our letterbox range in mind however we feel that the comments will benefit many of our customers when choosing a colour.

Our powder comes primarily from three suppliers: Jotun, Dulux and Interpon.

RAL Colours

Some of the colours in this blog show RAL and a number. What are RAL colours? RAL colours are a European color matching system which defines colors for paint, powder coatings and plastics. More information is available on this website.

Alphabetic List of Colours

Anodic Natural Matt, Basalt, Bright Silver, Bright White, Charcoal, Deep Ocean, Flame Red, French Blue, Gloss Black, Heritage Green, Matt Black, Monument, Mountain Blue, Navy Blue, Pearl White, Pommel Blue, Primrose, Safety Yellow, Satin Black, Shale Grey, Surfmist, Weathered Steel, Woodland Grey, Zinc Prime.

Standard Powder Coat Colours

Bright White

Representation of the powder coat colour called Bright White (white with a tinge of blue)
Bright White (Jotun)

This white has a tinge of blue, and is a very clinical white. It has a very clean and stylish look in a bank/cluster of letterboxes.

Consumers have a choice of either a silver “Mail” sticker with silver coloured numbers eg, Bright Chrome, Satin Chrome or Brushed Stainless steel numbers or gold “Mail” sticker and polished brass numbers.

Deep Ocean Satin (aka Mountain Blue)

Representation of the powder coat colour called Deep Ocean (bluey/grey)
Deep Ocean Satin (Jotun)

To compliment the guttering on modern homes using this blue shade , a single residential letterbox in this colour would be ideal. For banks/clusters of letterboxes there are a couple of choices in the numbering strip; Silver with black writing or Black with white writing are common.

Heritage Green

Representation of the powder coat colour called Heritage Green (dark green)
Heritage Green (Jotun)

This shade of green has been used for roofs and guttering historically, and is not used as frequently in modern properties.

For residential letterboxes a gold “Mail” sticker with polished brass numbers looks quite stylish.

Primrose

Representation of the powder coat colour called Primrose (cream)
Primrose (Jotun)

Purchasers have noted this is a buttery-cream colour. Residential or commercial property banks/clusters of letterboxes usually have an Almond number strip.

For residential letterboxes a gold “Mail” sticker with polished brass numbers looks quite stylish.

Black

Representation of the powder coat colour called Black
Black

Being a dark colour the object often appears to disappear, therefore we do not recommend this shade for single letterboxes near driveways as they are more likely to be hit by moving vehicles.

Excellent colour for corporate properties.

There are three versions of black available in our standard range:

  • Gloss Black (Jotun) – very shiny and shows all finger prints. The sun will cause this to craze in time outdoors. Looks quite impressive in a lobby;
  • Satin Black (Jotun) – has a sheen. Easy to clean and doesn’t show the finger prints as easily;
  • Matt Black (Jotun) – very dull finish.

Choice of stickers and numbers for this colour is either a gold “Mail” sticker and polished brass numbers or a silver “Mail” sticker with Bright Chrome, Satin Chrome or Brushed Stainless steel numbers.

Bright Silver

Representation of the powder coat colour called Bright Silver (silver)
Bright Silver (Jotun)

Modern colour that looks quite good in a bank/cluster of letterboxes. Government housing use this colour for their letterboxes.

Customers have the choice of either a black “Mail” sticker and black numbers or a silver “Mail” sticker with Bright Chrome, Satin Chrome or Brushed Stainless steel numbers.

Common Custom Colours

Custom colours are colours we carry that incur a small surcharge.

Coral Black Gloss

Representation of the powder coat colour called Black
Coral Black Gloss (Interpon)

This is a shinier Gloss Black.

Looks very impressive in the lobby of a multi-unit complex.

Monument

Representation of the powder coat colour called Monument (bluey/grey)
Monument (Jotun)

Very modern colour, used in a lot of architecturally designed properties.

Purchasers can choose gold “Mail” stickers and matching Polished Brass numbers or silver “Mail” stickers and matching numbers in either Polished Brass, Chrome or Stainless Steel.

Colorbond Shale Grey

Representation of the powder coat colour called Shale Grey (mid grey)
Colorbond Shale Grey (Dulux)

Used as the main colour on residences. Also a colour used for window and door frames.

Woodland Grey

Representation of the powder coat colour called Woodland Grey (dark grey)
Woodland Grey (Jotun)

Modern architecture uses darker shades for banks/clusters of letterboxes. We often use black strips with white writing for the number strips.

Single residential letterboxes in this shade have the option of either a gold “Mail” sticker and polished brass numbers or a silver “Mail” sticker with Bright Chrome, Satin Chrome or Brushed Stainless steel numbers.

Basalt

Representation of the powder coat colour called Basalt (grey)
Basalt (Jotun)

Single residential letterboxes in this colour have the option of either a gold “Mail” sticker and polished brass numbers or a silver “Mail” sticker with Bright Chrome, Satin Chrome or Brushed Stainless steel numbers.

Classic Pearl White Gloss

Representation of the powder coat colour called Pearl White (sparkley white)
Classic Pearl White Gloss (Dulux)

It is a very clean, calming colour and has a yellow undertone. Very aesthetically pleasing. Sometimes customers prefer a black strip with white writing to compliment the look of the bank/cluster of letterboxes.

In addition we also stock Classic Pearl White (Dulux).

Flame Red

Representation of the powder coat colour called Flame Red (mid red)
Flame Red (Dulux)

This sample is not really indicative of the colour as its more like a Fire Engine than this dark image shows. This powder makes a statement as it easily seen.

This is a very impressive bank/cluster of letterboxes when combined with black and or French Blue.

For residential letterboxes a gold “Mail” sticker with polished brass numbers looks quite stylish.

French Blue Gloss

Representation of the powder coat colour called French Blue (mid blue)
French Blue Gloss (Dulux)

This blue has a very nautical feel to it. This is a wonderful accent to a property with Bright White and French Blue.

Purchasers can add either a gold “Mail” sticker and polished brass numbers or a silver “Mail” sticker with Bright Chrome, Satin Chrome or Brushed Stainless steel numbers.

Pommel Blue

Representation of the powder coat colour called Pommel Blue (mid blue)
Pommel Blue (Dulux)

Consumers can choose a gold “Mail” sticker and polished brass numbers or a silver “Mail” sticker with Bright Chrome, Satin Chrome or Brushed Stainless steel numbers.

Representation of the powder coat colour called Navy Blue (dark blue)
Navy Blue (Jotun)

Purchasers can choose to have either a gold “Mail” sticker and polished brass numbers or a silver “Mail” sticker with Bright Chrome, Satin Chrome or Brushed Stainless steel numbers for this colour.

Safety Yellow

Representation of the powder coat colour called Safety Yellow (orangy yellow)
Safety Yellow (Jotun)

Customers please note this colour is a much brighter yellow in real life.

Top Line Concrete Tools use this hue in their products, to enable tradespeople to find their tools easily.

Charcoal

Representation of the powder coat colour called Charcoal (dark charcoal)
Charcoal (Jotun)

A modern colour often used in large banks/clusters of letterboxes in commercial properties.

Customers have the choice of either a gold “Mail” sticker and polished brass numbers or a silver “Mail” sticker with Bright Chrome, Satin Chrome or Brushed Stainless steel numbers, with this shade.

Anodic Natural

Representation of the powder coat colour called Anodic Natural Matt (silver)
Anodic Natural (Interpon)

This has been used on architecturally designed buildings for window frames and slat shades for windows.

Single residential letterboxes a silver “Mail” sticker with Bright Chrome, Satin Chrome or Brushed Stainless steel numbers looks quite pleasant.

Elements Weathered Steel

Representation of the powder coat colour called Weathered Steel (dark orangy brown)
Elements Weathered Steel (Dulux)

This powder has a slight texture and is reminiscent of Corten steel. Is a lovely rust hue. The textured effect of this powder is such that it has a tendency to hide scuff and scratch marks and is used in areas where the powder will be subject to high traffic.

Banks/clusters of letterboxes have a very pleasant aesthetic with black number strips and white writing.

Single residential letterboxes in this colour would suit a gold “Mail” sticker and Polished Brass numbers.

Speciality Colours

Architecturally designed buildings often require specialty colours. At Brisbane Powder Coaters we can source these powders. Customers need to be aware there would be a larger surcharge incurred as we would need to purchase a specific powder.

Examples of specialty colours we have sourced and provided for specialty orders are: Anodic Natural Matt, Weathered Steel.

Flat Black (RAL9005)

Representation of the powder coat colour called Black
Flat Black RAL9005 (Jotun)

Unlike our other black colours, this one has a very dull flat black appearance. It is a specialty colour because it requires a hotter oven and a longer curing time.

Powder Coat Primers

Zinc Primer for Steel Based Products

Brisbane Powder Coaters recommend all steel based products are zinc primed with our Jotun Primax Protect zinc primer.

Primax Protect is a zinc rich powder coat primer that is applied and baked prior to the final colour coat. It offers a superior corrosion-resistant powder coating that protects steel against the environment and has excellent adhesion to substrate and inter-coat adhesion. It is designed as a primer coat on blast-cleaned, phosphate and galvanized steel objects and structures.

Primax Protect offers you a range of benefits:

  • Excellent corrosion resistance
  • Excellent inter-coat adhesion
  • Very good edge coverage and flow
  • Excellent base to provide an attractive surface appearance of the final colour coat

Primer for Sharp Profiles or Edges

Dulux E-Prime™ is a powder coat primer formulated to give additional protection to sharp profiles and edges or complex metal shapes. It can be used as a sandable filler for small surface imperfections and/or to provide additional powder coat thickness for improved corrosion protection as well as a powder coat base that is very resistant to wear and damage.

Features And Benefits of Dulux E-Prime™

  • Very good adhesion
  • Very good corrosion protection
  • Very good surface hardness
  • No solvents or emissions
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Excellent for use as a primer
  • Long intact life of coating (with topcoat over the E-Prime™)
  • Hard wearing/serviceable finish

E-Prime™ can be used as a powder coat primer over a variety of substrates including steel and aluminium but is especially suited to aluminium castings, hot dipped galvanised or other porous metals. It is not recommended for exterior use without the use of an exterior durable topcoat layer as it contains an epoxy component which will chalk on exterior exposure.

Clear Coats

We currently stock three different clear coats. The blog will be updated as soon as we have additional information about these clear coats.

Dulux Crystal Clear

Interpon 600 Clear

Jotun Metallic Clear

Other Custom Colours Available

Representation of the powder coat colour called Pink Blush (dark pink)
Pink Blush (Dulux)
Representation of the powder coat colour called Signal Red (fire red)
Signal Red (Dulux)
Representation of the powder coat colour called Orange X15
Orange X15 (Dulux)
Representation of the powder coat colour called Lemon Yellow
Lemon Yellow (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Lycra Strip (iridescent light green)
Lycra Strip (Interpon)
Representation of the colour called Parakeet (Iridescent green)
Parakeet (PPG)
Representation of the colour called Mistletoe (dark green)
Mistletoe (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Classic Hawthorn Green (dark green)
Classic Hawthorn Green (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Dark Violet
Dark Violet (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Space Blue (dark blue)
Space Blue (Jotun)
Representation of the colour called Wine Red RAL3005 (dark red)
Wine Red RAL 3005 (Jotun)
Representation of the colour called Claret (dark burgundy)
Claret (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Anotec Dark Grey (very dark grey)
Anotec Dark Grey (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Colorbond Blue Ridge (grey/blue)
Colorbond Blue Ridge (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Blue Hammer (hammertone blue)
Blue Hammer (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Transformer Grey (grey/green)
Transformer Grey (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Colorbond Wilderness (grey/green)
Colorbond Wilderness (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Stromboli
Stromboli (PPG)
Representation of the colour called Teal (dark green)
Teal (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Silver Kinetic Pearl (hammertone mid grey)
Precious Silver Kinetic Pearl (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Platypus Kinetic Pearl (hammertone dark grey)
Platypus Kinetic Pearl (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Olde Pewter (dark grey)
Olde Pewter (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Notre Dame (dark grey)
Notre Dame (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Colorbond Ironstone
Colorbond Ironstone (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Berry Grey (very dark grey)
Berry Grey (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Metropolis Storm Pearl (dark grey)
Metropolis Storm Pearl (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Precious Onyx Pearl (black)
Precious Onyx Pearl (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Precious Steel Pearl (dark brown)
Precious Steel Pearl (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Charcoal Metallic Pearl (dark charcoal)
Charcoal Metallic Pearl (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Metropolis Bronze Pearl (dark bronze)
Metropolis Bronze Pearl (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Appliance White (off white)
Appliance White (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Ocean Mist (light grey)
Ocean Mist (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called White Satin
White Satin (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Shoji White (grey/white)
Shoji White (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Mother of Pearl (light grey)
Mother of Pearl (Dulux)
Representation of the powder coat colour called Surfmist (light grey)
Surfmist (Jotun)
Representation of the colour called Light Grey
Light Grey (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Oyster (mid grey)
Oyster (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Natural Pearl Precious (mid beige)
Natural Pearl Precious (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Grey Nurse (mid grey)
Grey Nurse (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Colorbond Evening Haze (mid grey)
Colorbond Evening Haze (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Evening Haze (mid grey)
Evening Haze (Jotun)
Representation of the colour called Classic Cream (mid cream)
Classic Cream (Jotun)
Representation of the colour called Canola Cream (mid cream)
Canola Cream (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Magnolia (mid cream)
Magnolia (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Rivergum Beige (mid beige)
Rivergum Beige (PPG)
Representation of the powder coat colour called Dune (grey/brown)
Dune (Jotun)
Representation of the colour called Nickel Pearl (hammertone dark beige)
Precious Nickel Pearl (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Colour Gully (mid brown)
Gully (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Beige (Stone) (very light chocolate)
Beige (Stone) (Jotun)
Representation of the colour called Stone Beige (very light chocolate)
Stone Beige (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Riversand (dark beige)
Riversand (Jotun)
Representation of the colour called Champagne Kinetic (hammertone gold)
Champagne Kinetic (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Gold RAL 1036 (dark gold)
Gold RAL 1036 (Jotun)
Representation of the colour called Precious Bronze Pearl
Precious Bronze Pearl (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Jasper (dark brown)
Jasper (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Pandemonium Silver (dark silver)
Pandemonium Silver (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Silver Grey
Anotec Silver Grey (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Citi Pearl (hammertone grey)
Citi Pearl (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Mannex Silver Pearl (dark silver)
Mannex Silver Pearl (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Dark Bronze
Dark Bronze (Interpon)
Representation of the colour called Anotec Mid Bronze (dark bronze)
Anotec Mid Bronze (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Zeus Grey (mid to dark grey)
Zeus Grey (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Windspray (mid grey)
Windspray Satin (Jotun)
Representation of the colour called Antique Silver (dark grey)
Antique Silver (PPG)
Representation of the colour called Wallaby (mid chocolate)
Wallaby Satin (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Claypot (pinkish brown)
Claypot (Dulux)
Representation of the colour called Bronze Pearl
Bronze Pearl (Jotun)
Representation of the colour called New Hammersley Brown (chocolate)
New Hammersley Brown (Dulux)
Representation of the powder coat colour called Black Wave (ripple black)
Black Wave (ripple black) (PPG)