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Texas Children’s Hospital Improvements

Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas features a balcony railing that is highly visible to oncoming traffic. The railing is made from colored polycarbonate and stainless steel with a granite base and fascia.  Over several years, this has faded and looks dull. The Hospital was looking for ways to revitalize it and protect it for years to come, but were unable to find a solution … Until now!

Oxidation of the polycarbonate panels have changed the topography of the surface, which in turn scatters light refraction, making the panels look dull.   Similar oxidation has occurred with the granite tiles.   The nanotechnology of Coval Ultimate Top Coat (UTC) smooths out the topography on both surfaces, “brings the colors back to life,” and leaves an extremely hard surface.  The coating will sustainably protect it from fading, algae growth, dirt, and even graffiti for many years.

Coval was applied with an HVLP sprayer with a 1.4mm nozzle at 20 PSI of pressure.

“We are absolutely thrilled with the results – years of weathering disappeared before my eyes!”  
– Patrick Kramer, CEO Really Kleen Facilities Maintenance, Texas Children’s Hospital

Before Coval UTC coating – colored polycarbonate and stainless steel with a granite base and fascia
After Coval UTC coating – colored polycarbonate and stainless steel with a granite base and fascia