• Mastermold Reliefs Capture the Beauty of the Unseen in OpenLands Lakeshore Preserve

    Mastermold Reliefs Capture the Beauty of the Unseen in OpenLands Lakeshore Preserve

      The natural beauty of Openlands Lakeshore Preserve – Photo from www.openlands.org The Openlands Lakeshore Preserve in Highwood, Illinois is a scenic retreat from urban life where Chicago area residents come to enjoy nature and the splendor of Lake Michigan. Its paths feature stunning scenery, as well as art installations like The Soil is Alive, […]

  • Simple Toilet Repair With Epoxy Adhesive Saves Big Bucks

    Simple Toilet Repair With Epoxy Adhesive Saves Big Bucks

    Sometimes your simple $20 repair project goes awry and nearly turns into a $200 oops. Luckily, Abatron has you covered. Recently, an Abatron staffer undertook the seemingly easy task of replacing a toilet seat. Lo and behold, a washer and nut holding the seat in place had rusted and wouldn’t unfasten. After a few love […]

  • O.K. Foundry Project – Vault Light Panel Restoration in New York City

    O.K. Foundry Project – Vault Light Panel Restoration in New York City

    Today vault lights are a decorative throwback bringing vintage Americana charm and architectural appeal to urban streetscapes. But a century ago, they were an innovative solution installed on walkways allowing natural light into subterranean spaces. Their simple design – clear or tinted glass prisms in cast iron panels – created a hidden city below street […]

  • Project Update – Hellenbrand Glass Window Restoration

    Project Update – Hellenbrand Glass Window Restoration

    408 West Florida Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin We stopped by the former Hellenbrand Glass project site in Milwaukee, WI yesterday. Looking at the building now, you would never know it was a windowless construction site just a year ago. A Brew City Yoga class was in session in a first floor studio and residents were regularly […]

  • 4 Things You NEED to Know Before Coating Your Garage Floor

    4 Things You NEED to Know Before Coating Your Garage Floor

    My friends and family all know that I’m the sales manager at a company that specializes in formulating and manufacturing high-performance epoxy products.  My CLOSEST friends have actually taken a few minutes to learn what that means, and because of that, I’m occasionally recruited to help with their weekend projects.  A few weeks ago I […]

  • HistoriCorps Project – July, 2015

    HistoriCorps Project – July, 2015

    On-site Product Training with HistoriCorps When you’re in the business of selling high-performance epoxy products for professional restoration projects, product demonstrations are a regular occurrence.  However- the opportunity I had last week to demonstrate our products to one of the HistoriCorps field crews was anything but “regular”. The HistoriCorps organization is a not-for-profit preservation initiative […]

  • Oak Floors- From Dull to DAZZLING!!

    Oak Floors- From Dull to DAZZLING!!

    Hardwood floors are one of the most beautiful features in a home when properly maintained and cared for.  The following is the step-by-step process for giving those floors an amazing new shine. Step #1- PREPARATION Remove EVERYTHING from the area being refinished.  Furniture, plants, rugs, pets, etc.. Everything must go. Hang plastic sheeting to separate […]

  • Rescuing Rusty Railings

    Rescuing Rusty Railings

    In building maintenance it is often easier to make larger repairs than smaller ones which scream, “Fix me!”   Small jobs that require research are oftentimes avoided by contractors.   These eyesores detract from otherwise well-maintained buildings giving them a “not ready for prime time” appearance.      A case in point was a rusty metal […]

  • Case Study: 1841 Armory Windows Restoration

    Case Study: 1841 Armory Windows Restoration

         In the spring of 2014, the old armory building in downtown San Antonio, Texas, received a major facelift in preparation for its new tenants, the architectural and design teams of H-E-B.  H-E-B is one of the largest independent food retailers in the nation and serves families throughout Texas and Mexico in 155 communities, with […]

  • Epoxy Water Trough Repair

    Epoxy Water Trough Repair

    After an incredibly harsh Wisconsin winter, spring clean-up around the farm revealed a few projects that needed to be addressed.  The first project on the list was a water trough that had two hairline cracks, causing slow leaks.  Pictured below is the 100 gallon Rubbermaid trough in need of repair.  The trough is made of […]

  • Custom Mold & Casting Project: Eagle Head – Spring, 2014

    Custom Mold & Casting Project: Eagle Head – Spring, 2014

    One of the lesser-known aspects of Abatron, Inc. is the services that are offered by our custom mold and casting shop.  We are able to take just about any three dimensional architectural element and recreate it by utilizing our polyurethane moldmaking products and a wide variety of casting compounds.  During the spring of 2014, we […]

  • Wood Window Repair Videos

    Wood Window Repair Videos

      We’ve put together a series of three videos that walk you step-by-step through the process of repairing a wooden storm window sash.  The videos cover glass removal, paint removal, applying borate preservatives, epoxy consolidation, epoxy patching, replacing and reglazing the glass, priming, and painting.   Here are the YouTube links.  Wood Window Repair Part […]