Seal in the
Corten & Rusty Steel
HOW TO SEAL RUSTED METAL AND PREVENT STAINING.
Do you like the way that rusted metal looks on your sculpture or architectural feature but hate the way that rust stains?
Are rust stains ruining the look of your building?
Rusted metal, including weathered steel and Cor-ten, is a rising trend in architecture and art. Architects all over the world are embracing rust-weathered steel to enhance the patina. Unfortunately, rusted metal can cause stains that drip onto areas under the metal. Everbrite Protective Coating seals rusted metal to prevent further rusting and prevents the rust drip and staining problems.
Everbrite Protective Coating will seal rust prevent stains from getting on clothing or dripping on surfaces below the rusted objects. Rusted metal will stain buildings.
Everbrite Protective Coating 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 the solvent will help draw out moisture.
Coating and sealing moisture in the pores of metal can cause failure of any coating.
Everbrite Protective Coating 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.
Everbrite is self annealing and will blend to itself to create complete protection.
Everbrite is available in a Standard finish, and a Satin finish.
Everbrite will seal rusted metal to prevent further corrosion and will prevent rust stains. On most metals, two coats of Everbrite Clear Protective Coating are recommended. On raw steel or rusted metal, 3 to 4 coats are recommended because the metal is very porous. Everbrite will seal the metal and will look great for years and can be maintained indefinitely.The metal MUST be completely dry before applying the coating.
How can I rust metal on purpose? Some people recommend rusting metal with dangerous chemicals like muratic acid, sulphuric acid or combinations of chemicals. This is not only dangerous to your health but can damage other items as well. One inexpensive way to rust metal on purpose is to spray vinegar (any kind will do - the cheaper the better). Using a separate sprayer, apply hydrogen peroxide over the vinegar right away. Do this several times a day and your metal will get rusty. Make sure to neutralize the acid and rinse well. Then, let the metal dry completely, solvent wipe and apply Everbrite.
How many coats do I need to apply? Rusted metal is very porous. The amount of Everbrite 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?Everbrite is easy to apply. Clean the surface and apply Everbrite. It is best NOT to use any water while cleaning. If necessary, use solvent to clean the surface. The rusted metal MUST be completely clean and DRY. Everbrite can be dabbed on with the lint free cloths provided, painted on with a brush, sprayed on or rolled on with a high density roller used for gloss paint. Three to four coats are recommended on rusted metal because the metal is very porous and will absorb the coating.
What if I am not sure which sheen I want? If you are not sure, we would recommend purchasing a small container of both the Standard Clear finish and the Satin finish of Everbrite. Clean the metal and apply 2 coats of the clear formulation first. Let it dry and see if you like the finish. If so, add another coat of the clear finish. If it is too shiny, you can then apply the Satin finish over the top of the Everbrite that has already been applied.