Bright colours, rustic appearance or raw. There are a range of finish options that will best suit your metal art. Before speaking with us, here's a quick introduction to your finish options:
|(Also known as Corten). Popular for use on laser cut screens and garden sculptures. Corten finish looks like rust, but is actually a protective coating. Corten develops with age, is corrosion resistant and is very long lasting.||Your metal artwork can be coloured in almost any colour. Powder Coating enables you to compliment or contrast your metal product sculpture with its surrounds, while minimising maintenance. When manufactured correctly, a Powder Coated finish inhibits rust and provides long life to your metal screen, gate, door or sculpture. See Dulux & Interpon.|
Which material is best for your creation?
There are two grades to choose from #316 marine grade or #304. If your laser cut screens or metal works are to be positioned outside, we suggest #316. Interior screens, or metal works can be made with #304, which is substantially cheaper.
Corrosion resistant and light weight. Aluminium can be Powder Coated in a range of colours, anodised or left in a raw state. If left in the raw, it will dull with age. The dull surface becomes a protective layer to help prevent further corrosion. If Powder Coating, there are a number of precautions that must be included in the design and manufacturer process. To find out more about these, please contact us.
This is usually the most economical option for laser cut metal screens and is ideal for indoor use. If mild steel is for outdoor display, we recommend finishing with powder coating - with a zinc undercoat.
Weathering Steel (Corten).
Popular for use on laser cut screens and garden sculptures. Corten finish looks like rust, but is actually a protective coating. Corten develops with age, is corrosion resistant and is very long lasting.
Supporting bases (GRC).
We have a range of plinths made from glass reinforced concrete (GRC), as well as a range of CRC sculpture pieces. Ask in store for options.