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Keep Your Playground in Good Shape for Years with Plascoat Powder Coating

Posted on: December 31st, 2014 by byersbushblog

One of the biggest expenses that public parks face is the continual maintenance of their playground equipment. This isn’t because children and citizens of the community continually demand bigger and better equipment, but because the pieces degrade and wear down in harsh weather conditions throughout the year. Most of this equipment is subject to harsh sunlight, rain, sleet and snow year-round. These conditions wear out the coating on most equipment quickly and corrosion begins taking place. This leaves the community with the burden of continually replacing their equipment, and often results in lower-priced equipment being used.

Instead of relying on cheap equipment for children to play on, the community can invest in nice high-end playground equipment and protect it better using a Plascoat powder coating treatment. This coating will help keep the weather out, while offering a more attractive look to the equipment as well.

Why Plascoat?

Plascoat treatments are ideal for playground equipment because they are highly durable, and they are smooth to the touch. These surface coatings are softer than traditional metals and many woods making them more enjoyable for children to touch and safer to bump into. While this surface treatment may not seem affordable at first glance, when you think about how long it will extend the life of playground equipment it’s one of the most affordable options out there.

Corrosion Protection

Corrosion is the biggest problem that playgrounds face today, and it’s an issue that has to be dealt with to protect an investment in equipment. A standard playground may take just a decade before degrading to the point of needing to be repaired without the right protective measures in place. With thousands of dollars invested in this equipment it’s important to find a way to hold back the moisture, salt and harsh weather that’s affecting the area. The Plascoat protective surface are one of the best ways to do that.

Solve Graffiti Problems

Traditional public playgrounds regularly suffer from graffiti that can be costly or nearly impossible to remove. When the structures are powder coated with Plascoat they are much easier to clean. In most instances the graffiti can simply be wiped away leaving behind a clean surface once again. This reduces maintenance times while providing a more attractive looking setup for everyone to enjoy.

Customize Playground Equipment

When you purchase playground equipment you’re often stuck with the paint and decorative coatings that the manufacturers put on them, because they are designed to stand up to hard use. When you have a powder coat treatment added to the equipment later on you get to choose what colors you want the equipment to be. This provides you with the opportunity to further customize your equipment, making different parts of the playground different colors. Schools can add there theme colors to their playgrounds, and businesses can further brand their investments.

Provide a Protective Coating

Some playground equipment has sharp edges where it is welded together or where screws and fasteners connect pieces. All of these areas can be protected with Plascoat while also smoothing them out and making them safer for children to come into contact with. Each of these potentially harmful sections of a playground can be made smooth and soft to the touch. This creates a safer and more enjoyable play area for children.

This durable coating can be applied to most metals and woods giving them a unique texture while protecting them for years of hard use against damaging corrosion. If you have been looking for a way to extend the life of your equipment while also customizing it a bit more or making it safer to play with Plascoat could be an excellent choice for you. The coating will save you money in the long-term and will give children an improved playground to have fun at for years to come.  Just be sure that a certified professional or team is putting the coating on for you to protect your playground properly. The coating will take a few days to complete in most instances, and will help extend the life of the park for several decades. It’s a wise investment that everyone should consider making. If you’re interested in providing corrosion protection to your playground it’s a good idea to consider contacting Byers Bush about their corrosion protection services. It’s an investment worth making for most high-quality equipment.

Protect Your Equipment Effectively Using Plascoat PPA 571 Powder Coating

Posted on: December 31st, 2014 by byersbushblog

When you rely on metal materials you always face the challenge of trying to prevent corrosion over time. Eventually corrosion breaks down metal and forces it to flake, chip, blister and fail. One of the best ways to keep this delicate material strong and ready for years of service is by applying a layer of durable powder coating to it. Plascoat PPA 571 is a highly reliable powder coat treatment that is slowly becoming one of the most relied-upon treatment in damp or extreme conditions. It’s designed to stand up to damp salty conditions, it can handle impacts without chipping or breaking, and it looks great while doing it.

Superior Corrosion Prevention

Plascoat PPA 571, like many other powder coat treatments is designed to prevent corrosion above all else. That means the most important factor when considering whether to use it should be how capably it keeps away corrosion. This durable coating has made a name for itself in the industry by being one of the most versatile and reliable. It’s used to coat water pipes that are buried underground, it’s relied upon for seaside fencing and for protecting important structures aboard ships. In many tests it’s been proven superior against coatings such as nylon, polyester, galvanized coatings or PVC at protecting metal structures.

It lasts out in direct sunlight, it can protect metal structures in damp conditions for decades safely and effectively. The coating has exceeded 20,000 hours of salt-spray testing with no blistering, corrosion or cracking at all. It’s been tested in automotive applications and has been proven as a solid way to protect parts from small stone impacts effectively.

High Resistance to Mold, Seaweed, Lichen and Barnacles

Many structures in damp conditions eventually become infested with some form of mold, barnacles, lichen or seaweed, but it is highly unlikely when you use PPA 571. There aren’t any reactive ingredients used in this type of protective coating, and that means that very literally fouling will occur over time. Eventually some fungus, mildew, and lichen growth could occur, but it will take longer than on most other coating types and is easier to treat as well.

Safe for Use around Potable Water

Many coating treatments should not be used around sources of potable water and that helps set PPA 571 apart because it’s completely safe for this use. The coating has been approved for contact with potable water in countries like the USA, Germany, Belgium, Hong Kong, France, Italy the UK and Australia. It’s used on pipes in both hot and frigid conditions and can be relied upon for safe protection.

Safer in Case of a Fire

The last thing you want to happen when a fire catches in a tunnel or building is for the railings to begin emitting a deadly chemical smoke as they burn. PPA 571 treatments are made mostly of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen and don’t put off nearly as many harmful fumes or as much smoke as most paints and other protective coatings. For this reason Plascoat PPA 571 is often chosen as the treatment option for enclosed areas such as tunnels.

Smooth and Grip Enhancing

Plascoat PPA 571 coatings are smooth when applied, but have a rubbery feel. This makes them ideal for floors and railings because the coating actually enhances grip. Start by treating the railings and some of the walkways around facilities and take note of how much surer people are when using the equipment. They will maintain a more solid grip and can rely on their hold to keep themselves from slipping.

Easy to Clean

Whenever you have equipment that’s going to be used by a large number of people you have to worry about how difficult it is to keep clean. Whether it’s playground equipment, stadium seating, railings along a walking path or anything else you’ll end up wiping away graffiti and cleaning off messes regularly. Plascoat PPA 571 is impermeable to most liquids and paints and can be wiped clean in seconds. It’s incredibly easy to clean and takes the work out of maintenance.

Most metal protection needs can be met by Plascoat PPA 571. It’s becoming one of the most widely used compounds in the industry and helping a variety of structures last longer than ever before. Byers Bush is the leader in the industry for applying Plascoat protective coating, and can be relied upon to make sure it’s used properly each and every time.

Protect Public Facilities with a Layer of Durable Powder Coating

Posted on: December 31st, 2014 by byersbushblog

It’s hard and often costly to keep public facilities in good shape over the years, especially when they are outdoors. Whether it’s the railing on a boardwalk, playground equipment on the local park or the handles around the outside of a public restroom each begins to corrode and fail in less than a decade. If corrosion is allowed to set in, it can be costly to stop and even more expensive to replace the facilities that it destroys. It’s much better to proactively prevent it from occurring in the first place, and taking protective measures like putting on a powder coating will help keep the moisture and oxidation at bay.

Extend Park Life

Children’s parks can be a major draw for most communities. They are a source of entertainment and they help bring the community together. The best parks feature playground equipment for children to run and jump on. Many times this equipment costs the public thousands of dollars, but for all the money spent initially, little is spent to help preserve that equipment over the long-term. By spending a bit more after buying the equipment and having it powder coated it’s life is improved dramatically. Plascoat powder coating is ideal in this case because it provides a smooth surface that can easily be wiped clean if needed. It is impermeable to water, as well as markers, pens and paint. It will extend the life of the equipment dramatically while giving children a great place to play for years to come.

Keep Walkways in Good Shape

Walking paths and side street walkways provide a safe area for pedestrians to walk around without worrying about traffic. Unfortunately many of these paths have unsafe sections that run near embankments or across bodies of water, and that means you need a railing in place for safety. These railings are subject to corrosion and have to constantly be repainted and protected to keep them safe for regular contact and use. A thick powder coat treatment can make the railing more pleasant to touch, cut down on painting and repainting needs, and extend the lifespan of the metal as well.

Protect Street Lights

Adding street lights to busy roadways in town can make towns safer, but maintaining those lights is traditionally quite expensive and plenty of work as well. Most lamp posts have to be repainted a few times every decade and eventually will still need to be replaced as corrosion gets in through nicks and scrapes in the paint coating. Plascoat provides a nice thick layer of coverage that will keep out corrosion more effectively and for a longer period of time. A single coat has been shown to keep lamp posts looking good for significantly longer and could extend the life of the posts by up to 50 years. This means much less maintenance and probably less expenses for purchases as well.

Metal is used in a variety of ways by the public, and most of it is barely protected against corrosion. This means that thousands of dollars are being wasted each year replacing equipment that shouldn’t need replacing. Start spending a bit more money early on putting on a protective coating like Plascoat (also known as PPA 571) and save later. By spending more on protection initially you will be able to afford higher quality equipment over the long-term. Products will last longer and provide more reliable performance over that period. The experts at Byers Bush can help explain the benefits, the costs and the application process of this revolutionary coating a bit better. Contact us and learn how you can start protecting your equipment today.

Plascoat PPA 571 Provides Corrosion Resistance in Harsh Environments

Posted on: December 31st, 2014 by byersbushblog

Whenever you put structures outside there is a problem with corrosion and exposure to the elements over time. Most metal materials rust with enough time, while many woods eventually rot and crumble away. A Plascoat protective coating helps keep corrosion at bay in some of the most extreme and hostile environments.

A Long Lasting Finish

Compared to other surface protectants PPA 571 or Plascoat takes twice as long to abrade and twenty times the standard rate to fade in the sun. This extended life finish helps keep equipment lasting longer and functioning more effectively. That means that products continue to look better over time and you can depend on them for a longer period as well.

Protect Equipment in Damp or Salty Environments

Locations by the sea are some of the harshest for building materials such as fences, lamp posts and railings. They corrode quickly in these areas under normal circumstances, costing quite a bit to maintain in good shape. PPA 571 is one of the few coatings that can be relied upon to keep equipment safe and protected on Marine vessels as well as around sea locations. Plascoat is so effective because it creates an impermeable surface that resists abrading during use. What you end up with is a long-lasting piece of equipment that is very difficult to corrode. It’s used heavily on railings, bridge supports, and on automotive equipment that is going to be in contact with damp conditions on a regular basis.

Bury Pipe with Confidence

There are few areas in the world more difficult to maintain metal in than in underground locations. That’s why many older-style pipes are so susceptible to corrosion problems that have to be repaired. To correct this issue, or solve the problem before it ends up being a major issue add a PPA 571 coating to the pipe before burying it. Pipe coated with this material can last up to 200 years buried down in the damp dirt. That means you can be confident that your pipes won’t spring a leak in the coming decades after completing your installation, and that confidence is worth a lot.

Long Lasting Seating

Stadium seating or bleachers are costly but necessary upgrades that need to be made to football fields and stadiums around the world. Why not protect this investment with a durable treatment process that is going to slow corrosion way down? PPA 571 or Plascoat is nice for bleachers because it improves the grip of the surface while providing a soft and smooth feel that’s enjoyable to sit on. An entire set of bleachers and most of a stadium seat can be protected using this powder-coat product. Then when the snow, rain and ice coat the surface of these structures they will remain in good shape for years, when they otherwise would have to be maintained carefully, or replaced due to heavy corrosion.

Extend the Life of Your Automobile using Plascoat

Few personal possessions take more of a beating than the automobile. It’s driven over damp, snowy and muddy terrain on a daily basis for years, and expected to continue running and to remain in good shape over all this time. Cars and trucks typically rust away before a decade of steady use in some of the harsher sections of the world during use, and that’s no thanks to the protective paint coatings that were applied at the factory. Adding a layer of Plascoat to the underside of your vehicle is a good way to push back the hands of time and beat corrosion. The coating also helps the vehicle withstand rock chips and minor impacts while driving.

If you have any questions about a Plascoat protective coating, or you simply want to learn more about how you can protect some of your own equipment from harsh environments contact Byers Bush. Their experts can help you protect your possessions and keep them looking new for a lot longer.

Trust Byers Bush for Your Powder Coat Needs

Posted on: December 31st, 2014 by byersbushblog

Plascoat PPA 571 powder coat treatments have proven to be some of the most effective treatments on the market today. Their benefits are numerous and impressive compared ot more traditional protective treatments on the market today. Unfortunately these coatings aren’t any good if they aren’t applied properly, and that’s why it is vital that you find a good supplier of this technology to apply the coating for you. Byers Bush is the premier coater in the Toronto area and they are one of the most reliable in the business.

Careful Team Training

Each team member goes through extensive training before they are allowed to begin treating customer products in the factory. The careful education process allows Byers Bush to offer one of the highest quality coats in the Toronto area. The team members work together to get products treated quickly and effectively and the products are almost always accepted by the customers because they meet or exceed their expectations.

Offers a Wide Selection

With over 200 different powders in stock at any one time Byers Bush understands the importance of getting jobs done quickly and providing plenty of options to their customers. This is why they offer one of the widest color selections in the industry and how they are able to offer such fast turnaround times. Your custom coating will be completed quickly and effectively and you’ll be able to pick the exact color that you want from among a wide pool of choices that you have available to you.

Fast Response Time

Byers Bush has a turnaround time that averages 3 days or less, meaning that you can submit your work at the beginning of the week and have it by the end without fail. Smaller coaters can’t compete with these turnaround speeds while maintaining quality treatments and that’s why Byers Bush has become the industry leader in Toronto.


More than forty years in the powder coating industry has given the company all the training and experience it needs to come up with the best application techniques and protocols for employees to follow. This is why Byers Bush has such a low rate return rate, because they produce so few errors on their applications. Each of the highly trained staff members understands which coatings to apply to which materials. They understand when products need to be taped or capped for added protection, and with a success rate of 99.8% it’s easy to see why so many companies trust Byers Bush to get the job done right the first time.

Highly Capable Paint Facility

Another major draw of Byers Bush is their ability to coat a variety of different surfaces. The facility is capable of coating metals in the Toronto area that are up to 18 feet in length, 54 inches wide and 80 inches in height. Most products can be coated in the facility and they can be taken care of efficiently and expertly giving you the peace of mind you need to relax and wait for your protected product to return.

If you are looking for a professional company to help meet your powder coat needs in the Toronto area give Byers Bush a try. Many customers have converted to their services after realizing how much faster their turnaround times are, and how high their quality standards are. These two characteristics together help the company stand out, and will help them win your trust as well. Give Byers Bush a call and learn how they can help solve your metal treatment problems. Most metal can be effectively treated with a Plascoat PPA 571 treatment, and Byers Bush is the best at applying this versatile protective coating.