Cerakote is one of the most popular firearm finishes. This polymer ceramic coating can be applied to many surfaces, including metal, plastic, and wood.

What Is Cerakote?

Cerakote is a specialized type of ceramic coating commonly employed on firearms. It enhances a firearm’s resistance against corrosion, scratches, and general wear and tear.

Cerakote can also be used to enhance the appearance of firearms, giving them a more aesthetically pleasing look.

Why Do Gun Owners Like Cerakote?

  • Increased durability
  • Enhanced appearance
  • Ability to withstand extreme temperatures
  • Longer lasting coat
  • Ease of application

What Types of Cerakote Coatings Are Available?

Different Cerakote coatings are available, each with unique benefits and applications. The most common types are:

  • Standard Cerakote

Standard Cerakote is suitable for general-purpose protection and aesthetic enhancements. You can apply it on surfaces like metals, plastics, polymers, and wood.

  • High-Temperature Cerakote

This Cerakote is designed for use on surfaces exposed to high temperatures. It is commonly used on semi-automatic rifles intended for competitive shooting events and other high round count applications.

  • Thin-Film Cerakote

This type of Cerakote is designed for application in very thin layers. Thin-film Cerakote can enhance the durability of specific surfaces without altering their original appearance, making it ideal for wood furniture.

How Do You Apply Cerakote to a Firearm?


Applying a Cerakote coating to your guns is a relatively simple, two-step process. The first step is to disassemble your firearm, select the parts you wish to coat, then clean each piece using a solvent-based cleaner and a soft cloth.

Once the surface is clean, you will need to apply a thin layer of Cerakote using a brush or roller. After applying the Cerakote, let it cure for 24 hours before using the firearm.

How Do You Care for a Cerakoted Firearm?

You should clean your Cerakote-coated firearm periodically with a mild soap and water solution. Do not use harsh chemicals or solvents that can potentially damage the coating.

It is also essential to avoid scratching or chipping the coating as this will affect the look of the finish.

Does Cerakote Come in Different Colors?

Cerakote comes in various colors. Some popular Cerakote colors include black, white, pink, and blue. You can apply multiple layers to create graphics and patterns according to your taste and specifications.

IFA Tactical Offers Cerakoting Services

Please contact IFA tactical for more information about applying Cerakote to a firearm. Our staff can help answer all your firearms questions.


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