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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.

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