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Steel I Beam Preservation and Finish





September 20, 2008

I am an aspiring artist, by trade a plumber and am saving an older home from falling in the ocean....I have 4... 25' steel I beams approximately 6x6. I want to leave 8' exposed to the outdoors. What finish will preserve the steel and yet look like rust? Varied colors welcome. The home is my primary res on the Howe Sound so the salt exposure is minimal with good humidity.

Scott Poppinga
tradesman....artist - Langdale, BC Canada



September , 2008

Hi, Scott. Since these are not Corten beams, I don't think you can just let them rust. You might be best doing proper prep and prime and then finding a rust color paint.

Regards,

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey


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