We recommend washing the steel with lukewarm soapy water after assembly to remove the oil film. Within a few weeks, depending on precipitation, the rusting process will begin. If you are impatient, the process can be accelerated by washing followed by a saltwater spray.
Corten steel is a unique material; it is a corrosion-resistant steel that develops a rustic surface when exposed to weather and wind. This surface protects the steel from further rust, making it an ideal material for outdoor use.
Corten steel also has the unique property of changing color over time, giving a rustic and natural look to your garden environment. This can provide a beautiful contrast to the surroundings and create a unique expression in your garden.
Corten steel lasts up to 8 times longer than regular steel. The climate in which corten steel is used plays a significant role in its durability. In optimal conditions, corten steel in gardens can last over 50 years, while a salty air will negatively affect its lifespan.