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Thermoplastic Picnic Tables Prevents Offensive Graffiti in Parks and Schools

Whether you’re a school administrator or local park official, you may have experienced the frustration of finding graffiti in the spaces where you work. This type of vandalism can take the form of larger tags and painted slogans, but more often graffiti doesn’t even implicate spray cans. Some of the most harmful graffiti can come from a simply a pen or carving tool, effectively destroying your wooden tabletops as well as the perceived image of the community. From commercial picnic tables to school desks, this type of graffiti can destroy the appearance of your school yards and parks just as quickly as larger, more obvious acts of vandalism.
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Where Innovation Meets Need: Prevention Through Design

While there have been cases in which schoolyard vandals have been prosecuted, as in the vandalism case of the Marion Police Department in Knoxville, TN, these instances are few and far between. The truth of the matter is that it’s difficult to notice these smaller acts of vandalism, especially in crowded classrooms or busy Sundays at the park. With children of all ages carrying pens or even pocketknives, it becomes nearly impossible to prevent graffiti through intervention. The more effective option, perhaps, is a very different kind of prevention.

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Thermoplastic picnic tables offer one very compelling answer to the issue of graffiti on public-use furniture. The durable coating resists typical weathering as well as sharp objects like knives or pen tips. The typical mesh-like design surface of the thermoplastic table also leaves vandals with no real surface to write on, which means they may not even attempt to scratch or write on your new furniture.

Benefits Beyond Vandalism Resistance

Aside from preventing direct damage, thermoplastic picnic tables also stand up long-term against outdoor weather and routine wear. Because the steel frame is completely covered with thermoplastic or powder coating, your outdoor tables, trash cans, and benches are rust resistant and hold up to rain, snow, sleet, and sun. Our thermoplastic is also UV-resistant and won’t fade after prolonged exposure to damaging rays. In other words, say goodbye to the old wooden tables of yesteryear that rot and splinter—vandal resistant thermoplastic marks the future of smart furniture design. If the worst-case scenario happens and you find someone has spray-painted your table or bench, simply wipe away the offending marks by spraying the area with WD-40 and wiping it down with a clean rag.

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Hold On—What is Thermoplastic?

Thermoplastic is a polymer resin that is applied at high temperatures to create a smooth, even coating over things like steel furniture frames. This heavy-duty finish is non-porous, which means that it won’t mold, mildew, rot, rust, or crack. It’s also more durable than PVC alternatives, which may drip or run. When you’re designing your outdoor space with longevity in mind, high-quality thermoplastic material offers the greatest return on your investment, as it will far outlast traditional benches and tables.

For the ultimate graffiti-resistant solution to your school tables, park benches, and more, thermoplastic outdoor furniture makes the most sense. Stop wasting money replacing your weathered and marked furniture by investing in a solution that saves you time, money, and frustration.


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