Corten Rusty metal Range
Our special blend of Everbrite coatings is perfect if you like the way that rusted metal looks on your sculpture or architectural feature but hate the way that rust stains. Also, if you are looking to create a patina and accelerate the natural corrosion of any ferrous metal such as Iron and Tin with our XL-08 anything is possible?
The use of rusted metal, including weathered steel and Corten, is a rising trend in architecture and art. The colour and texture that is created when steel is rusted is beautiful. Unfortunately, rusted metals come with unique challenges. Often the rust comes off and stains clothing, water running over the surface casues brown run-off thaty stains anything is crosses, and this results is ruined clothing and irreparable damage to the surrounding areas. This is where our range of products come in to not only help create the desired finish, but also seal it to keep it looking that way, and protect it from damage, run-off, and staining.
CT-7571 T will seal the rusted metal, stop the rusting process and will protect the metal from further corrosion.
Rusted metal is porous so care must be taken to ensure that the metal is completely clean and dry. Blooming rust should be knocked down and a solvent used to help remove contaminants like grease or oils, and also will help draw out moisture.
Coating and sealing moisture in the pores of metal can cause failure of any coating.
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Corten & Rusted Steel
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Find it, Rust it, Seal it KITS
There are 3 products in our Corten and Rusted metals range:
Our coatings provides the following benefits to rusted metal with every application:
Eliminate staining of surrounding areas from unsightly runoff and stains. Rusty drips on other substrates can ruin the look of a building.
Eliminate transfer of rust to people (hands & clothing).
Extend the life of the steel by protecting from further corrosion.
Give the surface a more finished, purposeful look.
Excellent adhesion on naturally or artificially rusted surfaces.
Self annealing and will blend to itself to create complete protection.
CT-7571 T is perfect for use in more extreme and exposed areas such as external application near to the coast. When applying CT-7571-T it is vital that the surface is completely dry. Usually 2 coats of CT-7571 T is enough, however we often recommend a third coat when being used in harsher environments.
Prior to coating, surfaces need to neutralised to ensure nothing contaminates the coating. For this, we recommend Prep 505, our biodegradable cleaning and neutralising product. Simply dilute 1 part to 4 parts and spray over the surface. Leave for 2-3 minutes, and rinse with fresh water.
This process is even more vital is an accelerant has been used to weather the steel.
If you are looking to actively weather your project, then we have developed an accelerator agent called XL-08.
XL-08 can be applied to bare Corten steel, or any metal you intend to rust, using a brush to ensure the solution gets in to the surface of the metal. Once applied, ensure you monitor the effects of the accelerator until you reach the desired effect. you may wish to add water to ensure the surface does not dry up. You can also add more XL-08 if needed.
Once the surface has been weathered to the desired effect, rinse off the XL-08 with fresh, clean water and allow the metal to air dry. If you are short on time, then you can flash dry the surface with isopropyl alcohol.
Before applying our coatings, ensure the surface has been neutralised. We recommend using our Prep 505 cleaning and preparation fluid for this.
CT-7571-T Coating only
How many coats do I need to apply?
Usuall a single coat is sufficient Rusted metal is very porous. The amount of CT-7571-T necessary to encapsulate the rust will depend on the depth of the rust. Using a Prep Pad or other slightly abrasive pad can remove blooming or thick rust will help to smooth out the metal but will still look rusted.
How do I clean and prep the metal for the coating?
Our coatings are easy to apply. Clean the surface to remove any lose particles and ensure no contaminants are on the surface. Next apply the coating. The rusted metal MUST be completely clean and DRY. The best results are achieved by using a small roller but it can be applied with a brush, or sprayed on larger surfaces. One or two coats are recommended on rusted metal because the metal is very porous and will absorb the coating.
What makes our coatings stand out from alternative options?
CT-7571-T were developed by Bromoco International specifically for Corten steel and its increased use in architectural designs, sculptures, and home garden installations.
We had customers asking for a solutions to not only speed up the natural weathering of the steel, but also allow designers to create a patina that no longer corrodes or leaches and, as such, allows for colourful and creative installations.
STEP 1 Preparation: If you are happy with the existing finish / look then you can go right ahead and use the "Coating only" step 2, however if you are concerend about any contamination or acid present then we recomend that you spray with our Prep 505 degreasing wash (Supplied in a" KIT"), it will remove dirt and neutralise any acid. If you have used our XL-08 accelerator then it is essential that you use this step. Now rinse off thoroughly with fresh water and allow to dry completly. DO NOT RUB
STEP 2 Inspect: When the surface is complely dry then using a soft brush lightly remove any loose particles. Be careful to not distrub the patina.
Step 3 Appliction: Using a small paint roller and tray apply very lightly in many directions untill the entire surface is covered. Do not press down hard on the roller. If you apply too much this may result in a thicker coat which may make the finish shiney. Allow to dry 30 to 50mins depending on ambient tempreature and air flow.