Showcasing an Ideal Paint Solution at the Ideal Home Exhibition
Hot dip galvanizing has been used in the agricultural sector for decades, so the farming community are well versed in the benefits of having farm gates and other materials on the farm galvanized. It’s a low maintenance solution that’s corrosion free, which delivers excellent longevity and saves money in the long-term by driving down the total cost of ownership.
And because the farming community are so positively disposed to the benefits of galvanizing, Galco have looked to talk directly to this audience by attending the National Ploughing Championships, promoting the benefits of Galvacoat paint when used on Hot Dip Galvanizing.
But what about the non-farming community? This was the question we asked ourselves three years ago, in response to the fact that a more urban population – particularly on the East Coast – know very little about the topic of galvanizing – or how to keep galvanized surfaces in tip-top condition.
To address this issues, we decided to bring our expertise to the Ideal Home Exhibition Dublin 2015, and this has proved to be a very effective opportunity for us in terms of sharing information and educating domestic end users. In other words – the ordinary householder.
Typically, the non-farming community will have steel products in their home or gardens, anything from railings to front gates. And frequently, they will have spent quite a lot of money on them – yet they’re just not educated in how to keep them in pristine condition, thanks to Galvacoat.
One of the most powerful ways in which we’ve showcased the benefits of Galvacoat was by displaying a large house gate on two pillars – the typical sort of gate that you might find in any family home. One half of the gate is Hot Dip Galvanized, while the other half has been painted in Galvacoat. This is a fantastic visual representation of how really lasting results can be achieved.
We’ve had a huge level of questioning from householders who had bought a mild steel or powder coated gate in recent years, and had then witnessed just how poorly they fared in our typical Irish weather conditions. Inevitably, within just a year or two, they will have started to rust. Not alone is this an indication that they’re not going to last as long as expected, but it’s also a huge blemish on the front of an otherwise beautifully presented home.
And in the case of powder coated gates, the effects will be that the coating starts to peel off after only a couple of years. Again, this ruins the front aspect of any well maintained home.
We explain that if their gates or railings had been galvanized, they could last for up to 50 years before needing their first maintenance. And if Galvacoat was then applied, this could add a further decade to the life of the metal. In addition, the colour of Galvacoat is very slow to fade, so the original look will last for years and years.
Galvacoat is the perfect solution for householders who want results that not only look great, but that also adds value to the property and is genuinely low-maintenance.
To find out more about Galvacoat for households talk to us today.