After several months a protective layer of rust will form that is a natural orange-brown colour, this fixed coating will provide the Corten Steel Fire Pit/Water Feature/Planter with protection against further corrosion. Failure to do so will result in irregular rust and stains. The colouration of each item will vary as the weathering process takes place, eventually producing a rusty brown patina.Due to the chemical composition of Corten Steel, a very dense oxidisation layer is formed during the weathering process which protects the blue steel inside. If this protective barrier is comprised, it will simply form a new skin to protect itself. Corten Steel is extremely durable and has a far higher resistance to atmospheric corrosion than other steels, which is why it is ideal for use in fire-pits, planters and water features.
Created in the United States in 1939, Corten or Weathering Steel is an alloy that forms a natural rust coating over time as it is exposed to the weather. The outer layer rusts forming a protective coating which prevents degradation of the steel inside. Corten Steel is used all over the world. Notably in the UK one of our greatest landmarks, The Angel of the North by Anthony Gormley is made from Corten.Other striking examples include the Chicago Picasso Sculpture and the Museum of Old and New Art in Australia. This item is in the category "Garden & Patio\Outdoor Heating, Cooking & Eating\Fire Pits". The seller is "nature-at-work" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.