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Rims in Prismatic Black Jack

Rims in Prismatic Black Jack

A customer recently brought us a set of nice 24″ rims  to be powder coated. Everyone loves black of course, but this was the first in a while to select one of our favorite coatings in black from Prismatic: Black Jack

Black Jack is a soft, low gloss black. It is a polyurethane solid tone powder coat with a flat finish.

The powder is beautiful! What do you think?

Did you know we offer a 48-hour (business days of course!) turnaround on wheel coating at our North Branford shop? Give us a call for an appointment. 203-876-9876 ext 2

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How to Choose the Right Powder Coat Color

Choosing powder coating color

Choosing the right powder coat color is simple… and it isn’t.

There’s no wrong choice for powder coat color, if you choose the right applicator for the job. The first step is understanding that applying powder coat is a complex process.

Unlike liquid paint, powder coating is a dry powder that is applied electrostatically and then cured under heat.

American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Coatings helps people with all of their powder coating service needs. We are located in Milford, CT near New Haven and offer a convenient pick-up and delivery service in New York including Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Contact us to learn more.

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We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

Tips for Choosing Your Powder Coat Color

There are literally thousands of colors, textures and finishes in powder coating. You are not limited to “black” or “gray”.

One customer recently brought us his motorcycle rims. In order to achieve the finish he wanted, it required four layers of powder coat. He was so thrilled with the results, he drove back to show our team the results.

When you are ready to select the color for your job, you can follow these steps to help you choose:

  • Scan the Prismatic Gallery for a job or color that you like
  • Discuss with our Powder Coating professionals the finish, texture, and effect that you want
  • Narrow the selection and finalize your color choice with our team.

Below is just a sample of the range of colors we have available.

These are jobs we completed in the last year or so, in our shop. You can see the types of jobs we do, including automotive, motorcycles, patio furniture, radiators, vintage metalwork, industrial and more.

Why Choose Powder Coating?

Powder coating is durable and protects from future corrosion and rust. That only works, however, if the coating is applied evenly and is cured properly. If this is not correct, the only color you will be seeing is rusty red.

Our team ensures coatings are applied evenly and our curing oven temps and times are correct. We inspect all work before sending it back to you.

For more questions or to submit a request, contact us. 

Powder Coating Service Locations

Milford CT Powder Coating Shop – 80 Wampus Lane #13, Milford, CT 06460

Connecticut Powder Coating in CT

  • Hartford, Bridgeport, Stamford, Waterbury, Danbury, Norwalk

New York Powder Coating in NY

  • New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Rockland County

Massachusetts Powder Coating in MA

  • Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Cambridge, New Bedford

Rhode Island Powder Coating in RI

  • Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, Woonsocket, Newport

The Gift of Sandblasting & Powder Coating

And Now For Something Entirely Different:

Give the Gift of Sandblasting & Powder Coating this Holiday Season

Does your mother have an antique, vintage or weather-worn metal furniture set she can’t part with? Does your husband’s dream car have everything except the glossy red-hot rims he’s been hinting at all year? This holiday season, give your family or friends the gift of a metal facelift. 

Metal restoration can be an extremely meaningful and unique gift to your loved ones. With services like sandblasting, powder coating, and ceramic coating, you can bring life back to old family heirlooms or contribute to a new project that a special person in your life has been working on. Dare to be different, give the gift of sandblasting and powder coating and put a smile on the face of someone you love.

With thousands of colors, tones and textures to choose from, finding the perfect custom color match for your particular restoration project has never been easier. Looking for a delicate, light purple to restore your wife’s metal vanity set? Electric green for your brother’s motorcycle frame? We’ve got you covered. To view our custom color charts, click here custom powder coating.

We provide the best in sandblasting, powder coating and ceramic coating services here at our Milford, Connecticut location, serving all of Connecticut, parts of New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Is your project too large to transport or you’re out of state? We offer pickup and delivery services too. To view them, click here pick-up & delivery services.

 

Our Services

Sandblasting

Powder Coating 

Ceramic Coating

 

What to Expect

  • Excellent Results. The best sandblasting services and powder coating services in the Northeast.
  • High-Quality surface preparation and finish workmanship
  • Customer Service Excellence Every Step of the Way
  • Competitive Pricing
  • Unparalleled Expertise
  • Solutions Driven Approach

Discover the reasons we’re renowned as the best sandblasting and powder coating service in CT, NY, NJ, MA and RI. Don’t just take our word for it. Read some of our customer testimonials, or check out our portfolio.

 

How to Get Started

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  • Contact Us using our form. We will reply within 1 business day.  
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Sandblasting & Powder Coating Service Locations

Milford CT Sandblasting & Powder Coating Shop – 80 Wampus Lane #13, Milford, CT 06460

Pick-up and Delivery Services in areas listed below

  • Connecticut Sandblasting & Powder Coating in CT
    • Hartford, Bridgeport, Stamford, Waterbury, Danbury, Norwalk
    • Hartford County, Tolland County, New Haven County, New London County, Middlesex County, Litchfield County, Windham County, Fairfield County
  • New York Sandblasting in NY
    • New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Rockland County
  • Massachusetts Sandblasting in MA
    • Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Cambridge, New Bedford
  • Rhode Island Sandblasting in RI
    • Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, Woonsocket,
    • Newport

 

Cars (Sandblasting)
Car Parts, Car Frames, & Bumpers
Cast Iron Radiators
Exhaust Parts & Intakes (Ceramic Coating)
Industrial, Commercial, & Manufacturing
Metal Furniture
Metalwork & Artwork
Motorcycle Frames & Parts
Railings
Rims

Powder coating vs. painting

Powder Coating vs Painting: What to Choose

Powder coating vs painting

One of the most common questions we are asked is: What is the advantage of choosing powder coating over painting?

Here’s the answer.

American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Coatings helps people with all of their powder coating service needs. We are located in Milford, CT near New Haven and offer a convenient pick-up and delivery service in New York including Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Contact us to learn more.

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We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

What is Powder Coating?

Powder coating is dry powder that comes in thousands of shades and colors. It is applied to a product’s surface. It adheres due to an electrostatic charge being applied to the powder and the product your powder coating being grounded.

Powder coatings tend to be applied in heavier coats in comparison to paint. After application, we cure powder coating in an oven. This completes the application process and helps protect the surface.

The powder can be made of any number of products: polyester, polyurethane, polyester-epoxy, straight epoxy, and acrylics. The powder coating finishing process yields a thick, hard finish that is tougher than conventional paints. Powder coating is commonly found on household appliances and automobile parts.

The Advantages of Powder Coating over Liquid Paint

Powder coating may be chosen for application over liquid paint for one key reason: durability. If powder coating is applied by an expert applicator, its heavy coat makes it more resilient to scratches, weather, and related issues.

This makes it ideal for automotive parts finishing, architecturalpowder coating vs painting rims uses and outdoor furniture and railings, for example. It’s also become popular on the restoration of vintage radiators for its longevity.

In addition, powder coating has a smaller impact on the environment. When applied, it is not exhausted into the air which makes it less harmful to the atmosphere. The powder can also be recovered and reused if a powder recovery booth is used.

When to Choose Paint vs Powder Coat

With all the benefits of powder coating, paint has its advantages. It tends to be less expensive initially, especially with larger parts. Paint can also achieve a finer finish than powder coat. Liquid paint can be touched up as well, which makes it easier to repair.

Additionally, certain types of appearances can be hard to achieve with powder coatings like metallic coatings compared to liquid, which is why automobile body finishes are generally not powder coated.

What is best for your application?

Deciding between powder coating vs. liquid paint can be a difficult decision. Feel free to to consult with us and we can help you consider all of the possibilities with special detail to the needs of your company, your customers, and your product.

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Powder Coating Service Locations

Milford CT Powder Coating Shop – 80 Wampus Lane #13, Milford, CT 06460

Connecticut Powder Coating in CT

  • Hartford, Bridgeport, Stamford, Waterbury, Danbury, Norwalk

New York Powder Coating in NY

  • New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Rockland County

Massachusetts Powder Coating in MA

  • Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Cambridge, New Bedford

Rhode Island Powder Coating in RI

  • Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, Woonsocket, Newport
Industrial abrasive blasting

How We Approach Industrial Abrasive Blasting

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For most of our abrasive blasting clients, we work in limited scope, size, weight or number of items for blasting and powder coat turnaround.

For our industrial abrasive blasting clients, we often manage bulk quantities of items to blast. These items can be very small to oversized in extreme weights and measurements. This requires a precise logistical workflow — from pick-up and blasting to wrapping, packing and delivery.

American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Coatings helps people with all of their industrial sandblasting and media blasting needs. We are based in Milford, Connecticut and serve customers in metropolitan New York and surrounding counties, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Contact us to learn more.

Click the link below ⬇ to see our industrial portfolio!

We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

At American Dry Stripping, we have 30-plus years experience serving industrial clients in the Northeast.

From heavy grit and high-pressure for the tough jobs to ultra-fine bead for the delicate surfaces, we evaluate and perform each industrial abrasive blasting task with care and precision.

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Industrial abrasive blasting at American Dry Stripping:

  • Completed hundreds of projects successfully, large and small
  • Trained, certified blasters & technicians
  • Oversized blast booths for large, industrial equipment
  • Ingersoll-Rand air dryer with oil-water separators to remove all particulate matter, delivering absolute clean, dry air to the blast hose nozzlesindustrial abrasive blasting Northeast New England CT
  • Surface profiling and surface preparation for paint and powder coating
  • Experience cleaning up heat treatment and weld marks
  • Experience removing coatings on new and used parts in varying alloys, metals and other surfaces
  • EPA-approved burn-off oven
  • In-house powder coating services for seamless finishing
  • Humidity and temperature controlled holding room for completed work
  • 24-foot climate-controlled, enclosed trailer for pick-up and delivery

At American Dry Stripping we follow specifications set by the Society for Protecting Coatings (SSPC) and NACE, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority for industrial abrasive blasting and stripping work projects. We employ stringent internal quality control processes that meet our industrial abrasive blasting customers’ requirements.

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American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Coatings helps people with all of their industrial sandblasting and media blasting needs. We are based in Milford, Connecticut and serve customers in metropolitan New York and surrounding counties, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Contact us to learn more.

We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

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Can You Powder Coat Wood?

powder coat wood

Once our customers get a sense of the durability and economy of powder coating, they start wanting to powder coat everything!

American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Coatings helps with all of their powder coating service needs. We are based in Milford, Connecticut and serve customers in metropolitan New York and surrounding counties, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Contact us to learn more.

Click the link below ⬇ to see our outdoor and patio furniture  portfolio!

We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

So we do get asked, can you powder coat wood? More often than you’d think!

The answer: It depends on the wood! As most folks familiar with powder coating know, the product you want to coat has to be able to accept a charge… and wood is notorious for rejecting electrical charge. However, fiberboard (known as MDF) is an exception.

Although we do not PC MDF in the shop, it can be done by manufacturers.

For a complete explanation, here’s a terrific answer from the Powder Coating Institute:

Coating Wood, from the Powder Coating Institute

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Clear Aluminum Coating from Cerakote

We are now offering Cerakote’s clear aluminum coating in our Xtreme Coatings shop.

Unlike powder coat clear or a ceramic coating this is a beautiful clear coating that retains the looks of aluminum with all the protection you want from high-quality coatings.

American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Coatings helps people with powder coating, ceramic coating, and cerakote coating services. We are based in Milford, Connecticut and serve customers in metropolitan New York and surrounding counties, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. 

Contact us to learn more.

We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

Cerakote Clear – Aluminum (MC-5100) has been specifically engineered for performance and protection of ALL common alloys of aluminum, including magnesium alloys.

Aluminum Eagle Blasted Cleaned

Aluminum Eagle Blasted Cleaned

Common applications include polished, brushed, raw & anodized aluminum used in architectural, automotive, industrial, consumer goods and more

Formulated in a one-part, air-cure, easy-to-apply coating with excellent adhesion and UV stability,  this clear coating excels in all applications.

This product is 100 percent an inorganic formulation and is therefore completely UV stable. It will not yellow or haze.

How we Prep for Coating

Whether your item is currently coated, new or old, we will ensure it is prepped correctly for perfect coating adherence.

Aluminum is a soft alloy so we are careful in blasting to ensure it never overheats or warps. We remove all grease and prior coatings before bringing the products into our coating shop for new coatings.

And of course, we guarantee our work.

Ready for a quote on coating aluminum?

American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Coatings helps people with powder coating, ceramic coating, and cerakote coating services. We are based in Milford, Connecticut and serve customers in metropolitan New York and surrounding counties, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Contact us to learn more.

We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

powder coating vintage church bells

Powder Coating a Vintage Bell

  • The benefits of powder coating go beyond patio chairs and car frames.

More and more of our customers come to us with vintage items for powder coating. They have seen the effectiveness of dry abrasive blasting in removing rust and corrosion.

American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Coatings helps people with powder coating service needs. We are based in Milford, Connecticut and serve customers in metropolitan New York and surrounding counties, Long Island, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Contact us to learn more.

Click the link below ⬇ to see our powdering coating portfolios!

We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

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Dry abrasive blasting and powder coating vintage church bell in bronze

New Methods, Better Protection

When the original finish has gone to the dogs, there’s no good reason to stick with old or original methods of coating. Powder coating looks great, is extremely durable, and protects metal from rust.

A beautiful silver-veined, vintage radiator restored with powder coating

Powder coating vintage items provides a true, lasting finish that brings out their beauty and will protect the historic items for years to come.

Powder Coating Saves You Money

Without a doubt, you can run to the Depot and grab spray-on rust protector and a can of paint to “get the job done.”

Not only will this approach incur the mess and stress that any DIY project brings, but remember: paint is wet. It runs, and it takes days to dry and cure.

Powder coating is cured within 20 minutes of removal from the curing oven.

From Blast to Finish

All of our jobs start with the correct and best method for surface preparation, including dry media blasting for total removal of prior coatings, using the right grit, angle and pressure to ensure no damage to the item.

In our 35 years in business, we’ve seen every kind of item through our doors… almost anything you can imagine.

Surface Prep Lexan Boxes
Surface preparation to these Lexan boxes creates a frosted look.

In powder coating, we work with you to ensure you get the color you want. Powder coating uses electrostatic charges which attract the powder to the metal. This ensures consistent thickness and total coverage.

But it’s after you bring it home that you will see the real benefit. Powder coating stands up to environmental stresses and requires less touch ups.

In powder coating vintage items, the value is in the long term. Investing in a coating that will protect the item makes sense now, and pays off.


Do you have rusted vintage metal you want to protect from the elements? Let us know how we can help.

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Refinish Outdoor Furniture Before You Put It Away

The temps are dropping and Labor Day is a sweet memory. So before you stow your outdoor furniture, do yourself a quick favor. Refinish outdoor furniture now.

That’s right. Just like planting bulbs and grass seed, the lovely autumn is the perfect time to prep your patio items for spring.

American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Coatings helps people refinish their metal furniture to look better than new. We are based in Milford, Connecticut and serve customers in metropolitan New York and surrounding counties, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Contact us to learn more.

Click the link below ⬇ to see our outdoor and patio furniture portfolio!

We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

Rust will march on, unless …

Metal_Chair Before & After

Your patio set may have o ly a bit of wear and tear now, but rust has a way of making itself known.

Rust loves those winter months, under cover, taking over and damaging the beautiful metal you have invested in.

Whether it’s a vintage set or one you bought from Lowe’s, removing surface rust and powder coating is the best way to protect your investment.

Rusted patio/lawn furniture in need of stripping

Why Dry Abrasive Blasting is Best to Refinish Outdoor Furniture

There are plenty of DIY projects to keep your busy this winter. You are going to want to give refinishing patio furniture a pass.

Why? Because it is time and labor intensive when using DIY products to sand and remove rust and coatings.

Dry abrasive blasting is economical. And it’s a far more efficient way to get into those nooks and crannies than with your fingers and sandpaper. There will be spots you just can’t reach without the right nozzle, the right psi, and one of our experienced blasters.

Our team knows how to remove coatings without damaging the metal.

So pile that patio set into the back of your minivan and drop it off to us, or give us a call and we can pick it.

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What about the finish?

After our experienced team of blasters removes the coating and surface corrosion, we get to the really fun part.

We offer you a shocking range of colors and will finish your outdoor furniture set with a powder coating finish. You will hardly recognize it as your own when it’s done!

If you aren’t familiar with this technique, powder coating uses electro-static technology to apply finely ground pigment to metal. The powder adheres to the surface until melted and fused into a smooth coating in our curing oven.

The result?

An exceptionally durable, uniform, high-quality, environmentally safe, and beautiful finish.

Ready to go? Drop us a line while the sun shines and we can give you an estimate on cost and time.

American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Coatings helps people refinish their metal furniture to look better than new. We are based in Milford, Connecticut and serve customers in metropolitan New York and surrounding counties, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Contact us to learn more.

We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

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What is the process when you call American Dry Stripping?

what is the process of sandblastingWhen you call American Dry Stripping (or stop by, email or drop us a note via our contact form), you might wonder what is the process from there?

American Dry Stripping™ & Xtreme Coatings helps people with sandblasting, media blasting, and powder coating services. We are based in Milford, Connecticut and serve customers in metropolitan New York and surrounding counties, Long Island, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Contact us to learn more.

We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

Well, we are big on collaboration. So here is a little of what we do to ensure your project turns out exactly the way you expect.

  1. We listen. We start with carefully listening to or reading your request.
  2. We ask questions. 
    • What is your overall goal?

    DID YOU KNOW: Once you expose metal, all except for the highest quality stainless, oxidation begins. Getting metal in primer or some finish coating is critical, especially in the humid summer.

    • What material is your job made of?
    • What size is it? How heavy is it?
    • How will you get it to the shop?
    • What is your timeframe? There are times of the year when we are busier than others. We will let you know that and give you an honest estimate of how long it will take from drop-off to pick-up/delivery.
    • Do you want or need pickup/delivery service?
    • Where are you located?
    • After the product is blasted, would you like it ceramic or powder coated? We provide coating services onsite through our partner, Xtreme Temperature Coatings.
  3. We provide answers. Sometimes our clients are not sure what the best solution for their job is. We offer our 30+ years of expertise to offer the best answers.
  4. ADS Sales order What is the process for sandblastingWe draw up a work order. Our Operations Director, John Gurrieri, manages the shop and prioritizes jobs through the work stations.
  5. We provide you with an estimate. In most cases, your final cost will match the estimate. If there is a change in the cost (because of some unforeseen issue with the job), we will call you to discuss how you would like to proceed. We will never move forward if the price becomes substantially different than the estimate. The choice is ALWAYS yours.
  6. We contact you with changes to the job or with any clarifying questions, throughout the process.
  7. We complete the job.
  8. We place your item in appropriate storage until you pick it up.
  9. We contact you.
  10. We invoice you. Our admin, Sarah Granger, will bill you and ensure you are happy with the service you receive.
  11. We will ask how we did. At any point, we welcome your reviews and feedback. You can submit a testimonial to us, or review us online and share your happy experiences with others.

At American Dry Stripping, we have served thousands of happy customers over the years. We are more than happy to serve you too. Let us know how we can help.

How To Protect Metal After Abrasive Blasting

Abrasive blasting is a safe and efficient method for removing old surface finishes like painting, powder coating or chroming, passivation processes such as anodizing, or plain rust or corrosion from all types of metal surfaces in preparation for a finishing application.

Abrasive blasting works on virtually any type of metal (or fiberglass) object: from patio furniture to car parts, to create a surface profile range from smooth to rough.

American Dry Stripping™ & Powder Coating helps people maintain their metal after blasting to look better than new. We are based in Milford, Connecticut with two locations to serve customers in metropolitan New York and surrounding counties, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Contact us to learn more.

Click the link below ⬇️ to see our media blasting and sandblasting portfolios!

We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

The desired surface profile is achieved because of combinations of grit size, type and abrasive qualities of the media. Before abrasive blasting, metal parts must be cleaned to remove contaminants like dirt and grease that could end up in the blast media, embedded into metal surfaces, or could interfere with the final painting or finishing process.

Protecting Blasted Metal Surfaces

Here at American Dry Stripping, once the surfaces of your project are blasted clean, the metal is exposed to the ambient environment.

Over time — in an uncontrolled environment — exposed metal oxidizes (aluminum and stainless to lesser degrees). This jeopardizes the integrity of the newly stripped surface.

Once the surfaces of your project are blasted clean, the metal is exposed to the ambient environment. Over time — in an uncontrolled environment — exposed metal oxidizes (aluminum and stainless to lesser degrees). This jeopardizes the integrity of the newly stripped surface.

To effectively protect the integrity of your project, measures must be taken.

Protect metals after abrasive blasting with powder coating or ceramic coating
Protect metals after abrasive blasting with powder coating or ceramic coating

The clean, rust-free metal that remains needs to be treated as soon as possible after abrasive blasting. This prevents re-rusting (which will occur rapidly if any moisture is present).

Prevention is always better than a cure, and once we remove the rust, we always recommend taking the necessary measure to avoid a recurrence. By using a protective coating on your metal parts, you can ensure that they are protected from oil or grease.

You can apply the acid solution with an old paintbrush or rag. Just douse it on liberally, and let it run into seams and crevices. When the acid dries, the metal surfaces with have a dull gray color. If you need to store the parts temporarily before painting, place them in a dry a location as possible.

If longer storage is planned, the parts should be primed with a non lacquer-based primer. A lacquer-based primer allows moisture to penetrate the the metal’s surface, causing re-rusting.

American Dry Stripping™ & Powder Coating helps people maintain their metal after blasting to look better than new. We are based in Milford, Connecticut and serve customers in metropolitan New York and surrounding counties, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Contact us to learn more.

We offer a pick-up and delivery service.

We serve customers in :
Connecticut, Westchester, New York City, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Jersey. 

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American Dry Stripping & Powder Coating Locations

Main Office
80 Wampus Lane #13, Milford, CT 06460

Shoreline Division 14 Commerce Drive, North Branford, CT  06471