Powder coat is dry powder that is applied electrostatically and cured under heat, creating a durable uniform coverage that can last 15 to 20 years if well cared for. Paint is applied wet and, in the desert's harsh environment, typically only last 2 to 3 years before it starts to fade and flake away. There are enormous benefits of powder coating over painting, which is why we do not offer paint service. Home Advisor provides a great article explaining the differences between powder coat and paint.
When thinking about how Patio Furniture Rescue benefits the environment, the most important aspect is that we’re helping the landfills. Without our restoration service, people would be throwing their old outdoor furniture out and buying new. For our deep cleaning service, we use all biodegradable cleaners and limit the use of our power washer for rinse only. Our equipment is rated at 2.3 GPM water use and is high velocity which performs more conservatively and efficiently compared to less powerful equipment. All items are cleaned by hand and brush scrubbed. The work is always performed away from plants, vegetation, trees, etc. For our frame restoration service, we use powder coat which is low VOC, is non-toxic, does not require special handling or disposal and excess sprayed powder can be recycled. Powder coating is a sustainable process that meets the spirit of LEED by reducing the environmental impacts related to harmful volatiles in airborne emissions. It also holds up a lot better than standard "wet" paints, which translates to less frequent application. Our top outdoor fabric brands are Sunbrella and Phifertex which are both committed to sustainability, eliminating waste and are GREENGUARD certified. Our table top sealer is high endurance, low maintenance and easily cleaned with a cloth and warm water without the use of household or harsh cleaners. The solution we use is not classified as a hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act or its regulations, 40 CFR §261 et seq.
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