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 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!