The steel finish of this large decorative screen creates a raw, textured and natural look that lifts your space to a level of refinement. This screen will arrive un-weathered but will deepen in colour over a few weeks whilst it develops a rich bronze patina - just be careful if installing above a pale surface as this process is initially prone to "rust run off" which can mark walls or paving. Once weathered, the patina will protect the steel making this product maintenance free.
Corten Steel - Rust Surface with Protective Layer
Corten is a type of steel that naturally weathers over time, and developing an attractive and protective rust layer. Although somewhat paradoxical, the steel surface of the planter develops a coating of rust which is engineered to protect against further corrosion and keep the steel under-layer in good condition. In other words, the steel is allowed to rust in order to form the protective coating. This protective layer develops due to the elements that are active in the alloys of the steel. It regenerates continuously when subjected to the influence of water and oxygen.