While Times Square rang in the new year, we restored “The Village” by artist Joe Doucet. These sculptures can see over 10,000 visitors a day. They needed a sturdy and longer-lasting face lift.
Outdoor metal artwork and furniture need to be refinished. Salt in the winter and sun in the summer wear away at finishes. Rust can grow and make them vulnerable.
Pieces in high traffic areas, like Times Square, experience more wear and tear. With this new powder coat finish, they are good to go for several more years.
We sandblasted them clean, removing the previous paint and rust.
Then we treated the bare metal with an iron phosphate anti-corrosion spray.
The size of the cages made for a tight fit. Our oven’s dimensions just managed to fit the cage with a few feet to spare.
Next time you’re in Times Square, stop by and take a selfie with these awesome sculptures!
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After the primer coat, we powder coated the cages bright yellow and blue again.
We sprayed them on their side. Then we lifted them on the forklift to get every angle covered.
More photos of the whole process!
This vintage table was an unusual project. Most of the time, we fix old scratches and discoloration to refurbish furniture. This project was an attempt to preserve those imperfections.
The old layer of paint was flaking off, which is not something you want with a kitchen table. We sandblasted that layer away so our client could see the bare metal.
They loved the industrial beat-up look of the surface. They decided they wanted a clear coat that protects the table while preserving the vintage look.
The matte clear top coat brought out some interesting details. The finish also makes sure the table is protected for daily use in a family home.
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This particular dining set our clients actually want to use them for indoor use. They liked the brass decorative knobs so much, they asked us to keep them free of powder. We polished them up to a mirror-like shine, then wrapped with a heat resistant tape. This way, no powder landed on the brass, and after the chairs came out of the oven we simply had to peel the tape away!
We can coat anything with powder rated for exterior use. As long as you follow the suggestions in our care sheet, then your furniture should last you for many more years!
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We also powder coat bike frames. With the colder weather keeping you inside, why not personalize your bicycle? We can work with new bike frames or refurbish old ones! The paint on this bike had been banged up, but the frame itself was still good.
We can work with all steel and aluminum frames, forks and accessories! Just bring us the dismantled bike frame, and we’ll do the rest.
We sandblast the frames after stripping away factory finishes or old layers of paint. Before we powder, we mask off all the threads to protect them.
Throughout the process we work with you to pick a powder coat that matches the color you want – metallic, glossy, or matte. You can stop by and look through our samples, whether you have a color in mind or are looking for inspiration. An easy cheat is to take a look at the standard RAL color chart – we can match any of these colors in a glossy finish.
This frame now looks brand new with a fresh coat of silver!
It really is the season for restoring cast iron radiators. We’ve had quite a few come through in the past few weeks. People want to get their old heaters cleaned up and installed before it gets too cold. You’ll want to be warm for the holidays!
The change in weather is a remind to finally install that old heater that’s been sitting in your garage! We can sandblast those layers of old paint, dirt, and rust away and powder coat them good as new.
These radiators turned out to have nice brass fixtures under all that paint. We polished them up and left them brass, so they would stand out in contrast to the glossy white powder coat.
We’ve got more radiators to work on in the next few weeks, so keep an eye our social media for more examples of our work and to get ideas for any restoration projects you have.
We’re working on heaters now, but keep in mind we can restore all sorts of metal furniture and objects. Think about any springtime patio furniture you might want restored before the spring comes back around!
Powder coating can also help you strengthen your brand identity.
Most people focus on logos, taglines, and uniforms, but you need to think about the tools and equipment you use, too! You can custom color equipment to match your brand identity.
A strong brand is proven to instill trust in your consumers and potential customers.
We powder coated these equipment lockers for an electrical company. Instead of rusting cages, their clients will see the same blue as the company logo. They present a cohesive public image, and their equipment stands out from other contractors.
Some houses have beautiful old cast iron radiators hidden under years of caked on paint, like these vintage American Radiator Company pieces. This fall we have been refurbishing lots of radiators, as home owners prepare for the colder weather to come.
These came to us so coated with old layers of paint that you couldn’t see the wonderful filigree.
They are now good as new, and ready warm their house for many more years. Make sure to check out our tips for caring and maintaining your powder coating finish.
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New fabrications will develop rust if they are not treated promptly and correctly. First, we sandblast the piece to remove mill scale, oil, and rust from the welding process. We then evenly apply the powder to the metal surface of the fabrication. Finally, the piece goes into the oven for the powder to gel into a smooth, even surface for a long lasting, rust preventing finish.
These metal wave stands posed an interesting challenge because of the complexity of the shape. But no matter what the difficulty, our skilled technicians pay attention to the finer details to ensure a high-quality powder coat.
When you add new parts or additions to your car or truck, we can powder coat them to match! We believe the details matter and make sure to find the color and texture that works best for you.
We powder coated these sliders with a heavy duty textured powder coat, which creates a coarse matte finish.