About Us

Welcome to DK Custom Coatings!


We’re a small, Veteran family owned business based out of West Portsmouth, OH. We run our business off a few simple principals – pride, craftsmanship and superior customer service. Here at DK Custom Coatings, we can take your concept and make it a reality. We specialize in Cerakote, Gun Kote and Vinyl Work. We can paint anything from firearm parts, knives, cups, fishing equipment, to pens and automotive parts.

The question we get the most is “why Cerakote?” or “why Gun Kote?” Cerakote and Gun Kote have very good wear resistance and durability, as well as protection against the elements. All of these tests can be found on the respective websites for the products we use. Whether it’s for restoration or esthetics, you can’t go wrong with either choice. There’s no magical paint that will protect your parts forever. Regular use, wear and tear will have a role in the longevity of these finishes. At this moment we have 36 of the most used, commonly asked for colors. We are constantly mixing our own and have the ability to order a specific color by request. Once you’ve made your design decision, we offer matte clear coat for both manufactures. Clear will add an extra layer of protection to your investment as well as making the colors come to life. We can also use gloss clear upon request.

We do many variations of vinyl work as well, with different varieties of vinyl. We use heat resistant vinyl for our painting designs to provide clean and precise lines. Heat Transfer Vinyl is used for shirts and kitchen towels. Indoor and Outdoor vinyl is used for signs, decals, glass etching and stenciling on pieces not requiring heat. You can view the vinyl work in our gallery section.

Here at DK Custom Coatings, we take pride in all that we do and are committed to excellence and stand by our work. We offer unparalleled service from beginning to end. Our goal is to supply our customers with the best possible service, from placing an order all the way through to exceptional after sales care.