-- The Home Page of the Finishing Industry

on this site
current topics
Live! From beautiful Pine Beach New Jersey: Welcome to the world's most popular metal finishing website

topic 54220

Corten steel coating for backdrop for museum artifacts

February 2, 2010

Dear Sir,

I am museum designer. For our new African permanent exhibition I decided to use corten steel as an African masks and sculptures background. I am looking for a transparent coating which will keep the original Corten look for a long time on one hand, and prevent any chemical influence on the artifacts on the other.
Will you be so kind and help us to find a proper coating for this purpose?

Looking forward for your kindly advice,

Halina Hamou
museum exhibition designer - Israel

February 3, 2010

Indoors corten must be very stable material.You can try many clearcoats but up to today there are no stable and permanent protection coating for rusted steel or iron.Maybe sodium decanoate based corrosion inhibitor can be useful for your application(another option is tannin but it changes colour of surface/black/.Try ICOM CC metals wg forum-maybe somebody of them can help you.Hope it helps and good luck!

Goran Budija
- Zagreb, Croatia

Microcrystalline "Museum Wax"

February 5, 2010

Conservators are rightly suspicious of new and untried materials which must have no effect on irreplaceable artifacts for possibly hundreds of years.
The obvious suggestion is Museum Wax (microcrystalline wax) which has long been used in this application.

geoff smith
Geoff Smith
Hampshire, England

If you have a question in mind which seems off topic, please Search the Site

ADD a Q, A, or Comment on THIS topic START an UNRELATED topicView CURRENT HOT TOPICS

Disclaimer: It's not possible to diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. The internet is largely anonymous & unvetted; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations may be deliberately harmful.

  If you need a product/service, please check these Directories:

JobshopsCapital Equip. & Install'nChemicals & Consumables Consult'g, Train'g, SoftwareEnvironmental ComplianceTesting Svcs. & Devices

©1995-2019, Inc., Pine Beach, NJ   -   About   -  Privacy Policy
How Google uses data when you visit this site.