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