|NeverFade™ Exterior Paint Goes to School|
The 18-person professional paint team for Marion County Schools in Ocala, Fla., has seen it all. Harsh Florida sun fading away recently painted projects. Graffiti on school property. Scuff marks on doors from thousands of feet.
To make a long-term dent in ongoing painting challenges, the schools' technical services team has turned to NeverFade™ exterior paint from APV Coatings. Warranted to last 15 years against fading, the paint (in Leap Frog Green) is being used to repaint eight high school football field goal posts along with several practice field posts. Since the existing acrylic semi-gloss paint on the field posts chalked out after just three years, the professional painters are eager to use the NeverFade paint.
In addition to the field posts, the team is repainting the campus at Fort King Middle School in Ocala. Exterior entry doors, metal rails and ornamental steel are all being painted with NeverFade’s Primary Red exterior paint. Seven buildings are included in the project, some of which were painted recently but need repainting again because of chalking problems.
“Graffiti and vandalism are our primary challenges in school settings,” Hickman reported. “After that, it’s the damaging sun’s rays that can fade paint quickly. We see the NeverFade paint as an investment."