Coating for the Bay Area since 1962!
Coating for the Bay Area since 1962!

RC Refinishing is a powder coating shop located in downtown San Jose, California. We’ve been serving the Bay Area with professional coatings since 1962! We specialize in powder coating, high temperature coating, dry coating, wet coating, firearm coatings and more! We’ll work with you to find the perfect type of coating to suit your needs. With over 50 years of experience, we’re confident that we can provide you with the quality you deserve. Feel free to browse our portfolio to view some of our past jobs!


Cerakote is a relatively new coating process. Although it was developed for the firearm industry but has proven to be a good protective coating for many other items as well. It has a ceramic base and can be applied to metal, wood, polymers and plastic. Unlike powder or liquid coatings, Cerakote is very thin (about .001″), while still being able to provide a highly durable and protective finish.

At RC Refinishing, our team is factory certified by Cerakote. This insures that their precise coating process is followed step by step, making certain the finish meets its full potential. Cerakote can enhance many physical surface properties like abrasion/wear resistance, chemical resistance, corrosion resistance, impact strength and hardness. All this making an ideal coating for firearms, knives or other high performance items. Cerakote leads the industry in cutting edge technology and has meticulously tested their products, perfecting them out of their own laboratory.
Popular Items: Firearms, knives, auto parts, sports or workout equipment, etc.


Powder Coating

RC Refinishing specializes in both Powder Coating and Liquid Coatings. However, there are certain advantages that powder has over wet coatings. Powder Coating is a dry finishing process that is very popular among the industrial industry. It is applied as a free-flowing powder that is charged electrically, so that it can easily adhere to a grounded surface. The coated material is then cured in a high temperature oven so that the powder may harden and fuse with the surface. The end result is a durable, long lasting, attractive finish, that is tough to match with traditional liquid coatings. Consistency in color makes powder coating an ideal choice for decorative coatings.

In addition to concealing minor surface flaws, by combining different variations of color and textures, you can achieve stunning special effects that other coating applications can’t. Finishes like high gloss, candies, metallic, satin, wrinkled, glittered, etc.

Last but not least, powder coating is better for the environment compared to other finishes because it contains no solvents. Meaning there is negligible amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOC), if any. Another advantage is curing time, which is minimal compared to wet coatings.

Popular items: Appliances; Refrigerators, oven doors, washer tops/lids, toaster ovens, kitchen-aid mixers, food processors, etc. Home items; Metal furniture, barbecues, garden tools, lawn mowers, electronics, toolboxes, fire extinguishers, patio furniture, etc. Automotive; Wheels/rims, hubcaps, radiators, bumpers, etc. Industrial; Signs, guard rails, light poles, trash cans, metal benches, display racks, etc. Misc/Everyday items; Sports/workout equipment, bicycles, wagons, metal toys, computer cabinets, etc.

Laser Engraving & Etching

RC Refinishing is very excited to offer our new Laser Engraving service this year! Our team has been working with new marking techniques everyday. We offer deep engraving for serial numbers or inscriptions on jewelry, etc. We’re always curious to hear about our customers project plans, so bring in your creative design ideas and see what we can create together!