Reducing plastic pollution in the ocean:
The more we discuss and demonstrate how our society is impacting our environment, the closer we get for change to occur. Habits die hard, but in this report by The Guardian on January 9, 2018, a significant step in the United Kingdom continues to advance the topic:
Plastic microbeads can no longer be used in cosmetics and personal care products in the UK, after a long-promised ban came into effect today. The ban initially bars the manufacture of such products and a ban on sales will follow in July.
Thousands of tonnes of plastic microbeads from products s…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Reducing plastic pollution in the ocean, Editor
Recognizing Excellence among Corinthian sailors:
When the committee gathers to determine US Sailing’s 2017 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year, the six men and eight women who have been shortlisted are all worthy of the award. Their accomplishments required full commitment in time and expense. Buying a Rolex watch would cost less.
But with the growing professionalism in the sport, perhaps the time is needed for a Corinthian award. Many of the highly competitive one design classes provide an amateur sub-division, and the J/70 Class has gone so far as to establish a C…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Recognizing Excellence among Corinthian sailors, Editor
There are many ways to protect a house and the fencing that goes around it. Indeed, if this is taken care of properly, the house should appreciate in value over time. OEM vinyl coating is one way to make sure that wood and metal do not deteriorate. However, as with contract vinyl coating, this may need a professional to come in and do this work.
Many of us will have seen those pastel colored houses which are made primarily from wood. It is these that take the plastic paint very well. This can be put on in the traditional way, with rollers and paint brushes, but most people like to put it on with high- powered sprays which put on very thin layers. Once each layer is dry, another one is put on top so that the thickness is built up very slowly. Because of these very thin layers, the paint will allow the grain of the wood to show through so that the house does not look like it was made completely of plastic strips.
Once this paint is on, the whole thing should last in the region of thirty years or so. The finish only needs the occasional wash down and it withstands all kinds of weather but stays looking good for all this time too. Although some people may think twice about having their homes covered in plastic, once they know that the home will be virtually maintenance free for a long time, they soon change their minds.
Although there are professional companies, with all the usual spray materials etc, this really can be done by the householder himself if he wants to give it a try. These spray machines can be hired but he must make sure to wear all the appropriate safety gear that comes along with it to prevent breathing in of the tiny droplets of paint.
The paint will obviously be more expensive than normal paints but when one considers how long this will last, the price is more than worth it for sure. In the long run, maintenance costs will be kept to an absolute minimum so savings will be made. On top of this, no work will have to be done for a long, long time and we all like the idea of that!
For fencing too, this kind of coating will ensure that the metal will not rust. Rusting is probably the worst thing that can happen to a wire fence since it weakens the whole structure. In places where there is a lot of rain, this is inevitable and eventually, the whole thing will have to be replaced. This can also be done at the same time that the house is being finished and will give a lovely cohesive look to the place.
When people come to view a house with the purchase of the place in mind, the first impression is very important. If they see a lovely clean-looking place in matching pastel shades, they will surely be impressed with the presentation.
Brad Carver has been researching contract vinyl coating in order to write an article on the subject. He also did some research on OEM vinyl coatingand how it is done.