Powder coat is actually a paint that goes on as a powder. An electrostatic charge is placed on the item to be coated and then an even coat is sprayed on. The item is then baked at a given temperature for a given amount of time. The heat basically melts the powdered coating. If done properly this gives the finished product an even, durable, shinny finish.i see a lot of folks discussing powder coat vs anodized paint finish? what's the difference?