We have chosen to work with 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.
however the colour will fade overtime 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 colour fade. It best to have them in an alfresco environment protected from the elements or place them inside.
All the metal we use goes through a series of treatment to protect the iron from oxidizing ( rusting ) to begin we powdered coated each piece of the metal before air brushing our coloured paint to give the piece tone and texture, bringing the metal to life with vibrant colour tones. Ounce we have finished our colour we add and extra protection with a film of zink phosphate to seal the metal.
Step 1 the iron 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 iron 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 ounce the base colour has been powder coated it is then painted by our artistic paint 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.
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 depending 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 construct your new piece. Shipping is done using registered post that can be traced every step of the way