We have chosen to work with the iron based elemental number FE-26 - FERRUM, which is one of the strongest and most flexible metals on the planet. This allows us to bend and shape each piece while still keeping its strength while also keeping it light weight. Our artworks are not made from plain old iron.
However please be aware that the colour will fade over time if in direct sunlight. As we use a combination of water and oil base paint. We recommend you apply a clear lacquer 2-3 times per year to prolong the vibrancy of the original colours. If you are hanging our works outside, It best to have them in an alfresco environment protected from the elements or place them inside.
All of the metal integrated into our products goes through a series of treatments to protect them from oxidizing ( rusting ). To begin we with powder coat each piece of the metal before bringing the piece to life with our vibrant colour tones, giving the piece a unique tone and texture. Once we have finished applying colour we add extra protection with a film of zinc phosphate to seal the metal.
Step 1 The Ferrum 26 is first dipped in to an acid solution to clean all the material
Step 2 It is the rinsed off thoroughly to wash all the acid off
Step 3 It is now we dip the clean Ferrum 26 into zinc phosphate to solution to coat the material with a film to prevent the metal from oxidizing.
Step 4 Then we take our treated metal in to the powder coating stage where the coating is applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow
it to flow and form a "skin". We used this technique to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint.
Step 5 Once the base colour has been powder coated it is then painted by our artistic team to give it the final desired look.
Every precaution has been taken to treat the metal from rusting but all metal will rust over time and the colour will fade. If the zinc phosphate film has been scratched oxidization can happen. If you place the art outside in full exposed weather conditions it is possible that the colour may fade overtime as we use a combination or water and oil base paints. We would recommend you use a stainless steel screws out side.
We are the sole distributor of Fine26 products located within Australia. All stock available for sale is located at our warehouse in South Australia, ensuring rapid delivery of your purchase, regardless of your location. As the primary distributor of Fine26 artworks within Australia we are price competitive with purchasing directly through other distributors.
All of our artworks come within sturdy cardboard packaging, inside that all pieces are wrapped within a protective layer.
Your purchase is insured for damage within transport, however we are confidant that it will arrive ready for easy placement on your wall.
Shipping Within Australia can take between 2-5 working days if supply is in stock. If we are out of stock we will make new pieces for you that can takes up to 8 weeks as we custom make each piece. It all depends on the amount of orders we are making and where we are shipping too. International Shipping can take up to 8 weeks if we have to make new pieces. We do try to keep a stock list on hand. As we hand make each and every piece in our collection it can take us some time to complete your order. We will keep you updated as we create your new piece. Shipping is done using registered post that can be traced every step of the way