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!
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.
If you want to find out more, go to our Contact page or call us at 718-654-2400.
Most of our electrostatic spray painting work is on window sills and door frames. These aren’t as exciting to photograph.
This month, however, we did a restoration project on our offices. The before and after photos of staircase are much more dramatic.
Our painters start by prepping the metal pieces that are going to be sprayed. We worked on the door, the stairs, and that pole.
Unlike other painting processes, this method includes running an electrical current through the metal object.
The paint goes through a spray gun runs with an opposite charge, attracting it to the metal surface.
There is less over spray which means less cleanup, and without paint brushes, the finish is smooth.
Contact us for more information on our electrostatic spray painting services!
We finished up some beautiful brass colored grills this week. Take a look at the smooth metallic finish!
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.
Contact us to find out how we can help you refurbish your cast iron radiators.
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.
We also powder coat railings, fencing, and gates. These window guards came to us rusted and layered with old paint. We refurbished them to look as good as new. Take a look at our process …
We cleaned the railings by sandblasting the rust and paint away. Our skilled technicians painstakingly made sure to reach every corner and joint thoroughly. This stage is time intensive to ensure a high quality and long lasting powder coat and prevent future rust causing the powder coat to flaking off.
Our skilled technicians take the time and the effort to create the highest quality final product the first time around.