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Rusted Hot-rolled Steel
A rustic patina
Our rusted hot-rolled steel makes an excellent alternative to the ever-popular Corten steel. The industrial aesthetic continues to be extremely popular in art, design and architecture, and as a result, demand for our Corten product is high. We have created a more affordable alternative to this much-loved product by adding a layer of decorative rust to the outer surface of our hot-rolled steel sheet. This means you get all the malleability and durability of hot-rolled steel, with the added benefit of a stylish orange hue. It’s worth bearing in mind that the rust effect is less uniform than that of Corten, but if you’re looking for a genuine patina, the overall effect of this finish is ideal. Our hot-rolled rusted steel is a wonderful choice for art and sculpture, where pliability is a must, but so are good looks. As with all our mild steel metals, it’s available in a huge choice of ready-cut sizes, and we can also cut it down to precisely the size you need for your project, however small, for free. There’s no minimum order, either, so whatever your project, we’ll supply you with just what you need.
Landscaping, sculpture, art, architecture, garden accessories, blacksmithing, interior and exterior design, decorative panelling, architecture, cladding and many more.
How it’s made:
At the steel mill, ingots of mild steel are heated to a scorching 1000 degrees Celsius, then passed through two huge rollers to flatten them out into sheets. Rolling the steel out at such a high temperature makes it more malleable in the future than that which has been cold-rolled. At Buy Metal Online, we then use a chemical bath to rust the hot-rolled steel sheets, giving it the orangey hue that makes it stand out and look great.
What our customers say about us:
“Really good. Product exactly as described, cut to perfect size, very speedy delivery.
Very pleased with professionalism and service.” – Stephen, Trustpilot, December 2016.
Rust painting is a form of art in which artists deliberately rust sections of sheet metal to create often stunning images. One of the most interesting of these was a portrait of former American President Abraham Lincoln by Milwaukee Modern, who rusted the iconic politician’s face into the bonnet of a car… which was, of course, a Lincoln Continental.
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