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How to Cover Existing Concrete Bollards

Concrete bollards are crucial for protecting pedestrians and property, but their utilitarian appearance can detract from the aesthetics of your storefront. An effective and visually appealing solution is to cover them with Ideal Shield’s Bollard Covers. These covers not only enhance the appearance of your bollards but also offer durability and eliminate the need to ever paint again. 

So, how do you cover concrete bollards? Here is a step-by-step guide to sleeving those concrete bollards: 

Step 1: Measure the Bollards

Accurate measurements are crucial for the ordering process and a proper fit. Measure the height and diameter of your existing concrete bollards. Ideal Shield offers various sizes to ensure a snug fit for different bollard dimensions including common sizes like 4″, 6″ and 8″ diameter, all the way up to 12″ diameter. 

Step 2: Clean the Bollards

Clean the surface of your concrete bollards to remove any dirt, debris, or chipping paint. A clean surface will ensure that the Bollard Covers slide over top of the concrete bollards and fit as snug as possible. 


Step 3: Select the Style of Bollard Covers

Ideal Shield offers several different styles of Bollard Covers including standard Dome Top or Flat Top options, Reflective Tape options, and multiple Decorative Bollard Cover options if you’re looking for a more stylish look at your storefront. Consider the environment and color scheme to select the best design and color.

Step 4: Install the Bollard Covers

The installation of the Ideal Shield Bollard Covers over the concrete bollards is extremely easy. While using the covers over steel pipes, adhesive strips are utilized, those same strips are not required for the concrete bollards. Just slide the Ideal Shield bollard cover over the concrete bollard, align it properly to ensure a snug and secure fit, and you’re all set. 

Step 5: Inspect and Adjust

Once the Bollard Covers are installed, inspect them to ensure they are properly aligned and secure. Make any necessary adjustments to achieve the perfect look. If any issues with fit, contact your Ideal Shield sales rep to discuss. 

Ideal Shield's Red Bollard Covers at a Target storefront

Ideal Shield’s Red Bollard Covers at a Target storefront

Ideal Shield’s Bollard Covers provide an efficient, cost-effective, and aesthetically pleasing solution for enhancing concrete bollards. By following these simple installation steps, you can transform your bollards with ease, enjoying the long-term benefits of durability and low maintenance. Upgrade your bollards with Ideal Shield and experience the perfect blend of functionality and style.

To learn more about the different styles of Bollard Covers available or to place an order today, contact Ideal Shield’s experienced and knowledgeable sales team!