How Spray Paint Preserves the Beauty of Outdoor Artwork

Whether you live in a big, metropolitan city or a small town, you’re bound to find outdoor community artwork. It may be a sculpture at your local park, a statue in the town square, or a mural on the side of a community building. It might even be a world-famous landmark like the Eiffel Tower or the charging bull of Wall Street.

However big or small it is, community art is wonderful for many reasons. For one thing, it’s free and open to the public. Anyone can view it anytime they want—no tickets required. Community art can also foster feelings of pride among residents and help them feel more attached to their cities and towns. Finally, it simply beautifies the surroundings.

The upkeep of community artwork is just as important as the piece itself. One of the easiest ways to ensure it continues to look its best is through professional spray painting. There are several reasons why your town should have its community artwork periodically spray painted by professionals like Spray Finishes.

By its very definition, community art is outdoors and therefore exposed to rain, snow, heat, and other weather events year in and year out—not to mention vandalism and bird droppings. This can really take its toll and cause the art to fade, become discolored, chip, or rust. Now, something that is supposed to be a source of pride and beauty is an eyesore. Periodically applying a fresh coat of paint can bring the artwork back to life.

It also helps to think of a piece of community art as a gift from the artist to the town. Caring for his or her creation is a way to honor the artist’s legacy and original intention. Some may be concerned that repainting a piece of art would be a disservice, or even insulting, to the artist’s vision. But consider the fact that the greatest works of art in the world—the Mona Lisa, the Sistine Chapel—are painstakingly restored. Likewise, restoring community art isn’t harming the artist’s legacy, but rather preserving the artwork so town residents can continue to enjoy it for years to come.

Finally, you want to keep in mind that your town’s artwork is a reflection of the town itself. Artwork that is in disrepair will reflect poorly on the town and its residents. Freshly painted outdoor art looks clean, modern, and signifies that you care for your town and take pride in its appearance.

If your town’s outdoor artwork or display is in need of a fresh coat of paint, then contact Spray Finishes. They are the experts in electrostatic spray painting. The electrostatic process is ideal for painting metal surfaces because it uses magnetism to guarantee a professional, high-quality finish free of drips or blemishes, and makes it possible for the paint to dry in hours. Furthermore, Spray Finishes can custom match physical samples of existing colors, standard paint manufacturer’s colors, as well as a wide array of manufacturers’ standard colors. So no matter what color the artist used originally, Spray Finishes can match it and preserve the artist’s vision.

Spray Finishes, a division of Stone Services, has been in the electrostatic spray painting business since 1938. They specialize in, on-site painting for both residential and commercial properties, and also have a 10,000 square foot shop for large off-site jobs. Spray Finishes’ friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to serve you at any of their five tristate area locations, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Long Island, and Westchester. Contact Spray Finishes today for an estimate on your next painting project.

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