rusting process for corten steel
Corten steel is processed with a metallic bright surface. The first patina of rust forms under natural weather conditions after about 2 to 3 weeks. The russeting process is only completed after 1.5 to 3 years. The alternation between wet and dry weather is important for the formation of the functioning barrier layer.
Often the clients want that the desired noble patina is already developed when garden objects are installed –
regardless of weathering. Therefore Gartenmetall® has developed a special 24-hour process for rusting. Treating the bare surface with our SUPER-ROST pad allows the corrosion-inhibiting barrier layer to form within 24 hours. This allows us to deliver garden objects and street furniture which already have a first rust-red patina.
Our SUPER-ROST pad is not a dangerous good in the sense of the transport regulations. The product is not subject to compulsory labelling according to EC Directives/ Hazardous Substances Regulation. The safety instructions on the packaging must be observed. The safety data sheet for this product can be found in the download area.
There are always surprises when rusting corten steel because not every surface reacts in the same way and not always the same shade is achieved. To make it work, we will show you how to give your garden object the desired surface in just a few steps. It can also be used to correct irregularities. Within 24 hours, thanks to the SUPER-ROST pad, a rust-colored patina has formed on the previously bare surface.