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Times Square “The Village”

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!

Electrostatic Spray Painting

We recently refinished filing cabinets for a commercial office space with electrostatic spray painting. We turned them from an old, white finish to a satin black.

 

Electrostatic Spray Painting vs Powder Coating

This process allows us to paint things that cannot be easily powder coated, whether it’s because there are plastic parts or if it can’t be brought to our warehouse.

How It’s Done!

Electrostatic spray painting is all about the prep work. We carefully clean, sand, and mask off all pieces. We use the same process for for filing cabinets like these ones or a window in your apartment.

 

When everything is ready for painting, we use a special spray gun to apply a two-part epoxy paint that dries harder than anything a roll-on paint can manage.

 

Find out more

Here is a link to a great article by Home Adviser about the process.

 

Contact Us

If you want to find out more, go to our Contact page or call us at 718-654-2400.