Correct Coating For Staircase
I am having an old steel spiral staircase removed from a public school and then refinished and installed in my home.
Q. I am having an old steel spiral staircase removed from a public school and then refinished and installed in my home. I don’t want it painted, as I know eventually it would peel off and be a mess. My contractor was supposed to have it powder coated, but it appeared to me that it was spray painted with liquid paint instead of powder coated. Am I correct in assuming that it should not have paint runs, bubbles or be able to be scraped off? It was also painted black, and it was supposed to be nickel. This all took place on a Friday, and he called me back in the afternoon and stated that he would be able to install it the next Thursday. Is it possible to have a large item like this (there is also a cat walk approximately eight feet long to be installed) refinished properly in this short a time? L.T.
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