Durability drives use of powder coating for monumental sculpture
Dissatisfied with the impermanence of other finishes, a sculptor hires a New York custom coater to powder coat her intricately cut sculptures, adding another dimension to the symbolic messages of her work.
A retired cop, Tom Retcho said, “Other powder coaters would find my business unique. My plant has powder coated everything from tubs to kitchen sinks to car wheels to sculptures.” Retcho started his company, Extreme Powder Coating, in 2007 after he became frustrated when trying to find someone to powder coat a 1972 Harley Davidson that he was restoring. He had received a bid of $125 from a powder coater who was expanding, but when he went back to have the work done, the cost changed to $300.