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Protecting Old Railings through Sandblasting

Posted on: November 27th, 2015 by byersbushblog

Railings aren’t just a decorative item added to the front of your business, but are there for safety reasons as well. Not only can you not afford to let railings get rusty or start to wear away, but it could actually lead to a lawsuit or other legal problems in the future. That’s why you have to be proactive about how your company takes care of its railings and outdoor safety equipment.

Weather is hard on every structure, but it’s particularly hard on fences and railings that are composed of metal. Many companies pay to have their railings replaced every ten years or so, and that’s something you could do, but it isn’t the best option available. You would be better off paying to have railings cleaned up and protectively coated rather than replacing them.

Why Sand Blasting Makes Sense

Sand blasting is one of the fastest ways to clean away paint, grease and corrosion. Whether your railing is rusted up, dirty, or it has a lot of discoloration, sandblasting will restore it to a smooth finish that you can be proud of once again. Even graffiti and other blemishes that typically lead to replaced railings can be cleaned away with some heavy sandblasting.

Prolongs Protective Coating

A protective coating can be put on over dirty or poorly cleaned metals, but it won’t cover as effectively and certainly won’t last as long. If you are going to spend the money to have a powder coating or even paint put on your equipment, it makes sense to make sure it’s as clean as possible. That is why sandblasting your railings makes so much sense.

Liberal sandblasting will clean away the railings until they show off exposed metal once again. They’ll look fresh and clean, but most importantly the new coating will stick to the metal like never before. It will adhere evenly and be more difficult to remove.
You’ll get more years out of the protective coating, and won’t have to worry so much about having it reapplied as often.

Go for a Powder Coat over Paint

It’s pretty standard practice to paint railings to protect them against corrosion and to give them a custom look, and that’s fine, but you shouldn’t expect more than three to five years out of the railings before they have to be cleaned off and painted once again. If you don’t mind worrying about all the upkeep then it might be worth it to paint your railings and other outdoor equipment, but it’s much easier to spend money on quality powder coating instead. Not only does the coating look more even and professional, but it lasts longer as well. You might get 10 years, 20 years or even longer out of a railing that’s been powder coated. That’s a lot of time without worrying about maintenance. Not only will you not have to pay for maintenance as often, but you won’t have to work so hard to clean up railings after some graffiti or something else stains them. Most materials wipe right off of a powder coat finish and will be easier for your maintenance men to keep clean.

The railings surrounding your business are an important investment that you really can’t afford to let go downhill. Don’t waste your money replacing them all the time, instead have them refinished and protected properly. It will save you time and money in the long run and it’s really the best way to go if you care about your business.

Consider hiring a professional company like Byers Bush to handle the work of restoring your old railings back to their original appearance. A skilled company will make them look better than ever before and also keep them in good shape longer than you probably expect.

Contact Byers Bush to cover your old railings through high quality sandblasting to maximize the protection against corrosion.

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