Comparing the Cost of Painting Bollards and Plastic Bollard Covers

Trying to decide whether to paint your facility's chipping bollard posts or cover them with a plastic bollard cover? That's a question that every business owner and facility manager has to figure out.

Well, let us help you out with a simple cost comparison. 

To make sure this cost comparison was as close to exact as possible, we spoke with multiple maintenance professionals in various industries around the country to get the average pricing of painting bollard pipes. We then compared those prices to the average price of our plastic bollard covers:

  • Based on using a union painter’s estimates (which includes taxes, insurance, benefits, etc.), it would cost an average of $35.00 per post to paint at new construction sites.
  • Bollard Company's bollard covers cost an average of $30.00 per post to cover at the same facility.

Right away, you'll notice the pricing difference between the two. But it gets much more drastic over a five year projection of painting vs. covering the bollards, based on 3,200 posts (400 stores with 8 posts each) needing normal, annual maintenance:

  • First Year
    • Painting: $140,000
    • Bollard Company: $96,000
      • Difference: $44,000 (Paint)
  • Second Year
    • Painting: $140,000
    • Bollard Company: $0.00
      • Difference: $140,000 (Paint)
  • Third Year
    • Painting: $140,000
    • Bollard Company: $0.00
      • Difference: $140,000 (Paint)
  • Fourth Year
    • Painting: $140,000
    • Bollard Company: $0.00
      • Difference: $140,000 (Paint)
  • Fifth Year
    • Painting: $140,000
    • Bollard Company: $0.00
      • Difference: $140,000 (Paint)

This cost comparison represents a five year savings of, approximately, $604,000 on 3,200 posts

Though it's a conservative price comparison, it's not hard to see the boat load of savings over a five year period, which also happens to be the length of our "no fade" guarantee.  

So, if you're looking for the cost effective, environmentally-friendly, maintenance-free bollard solution, the plastic bollard cover is the right move. 

For more information on our plastic bollard covers, plastic sign bases or any other paint-saving, facility guarding products, contact us today at 1-888-657-0790