RED OXIDE PRIMER
This is a no frills finish and the cheapest available option. We apply a single coat of red oxide primer (a type of undercoat) to the metalwork, ready for on site painting in whatever colour you like!
RED OXIDE PRIMER & PAINTED IN BLACK
We can offer to fully finish the metalwork by applying a single coat of red oxide primer, allowing it to dry and then applying a single coat of satin matt black paint. We ask that you apply at least one more coat of black paint subsequent to delivery or installation. We cannot state how long this will protect the metalwork from rusting, but it is advisable to touch up at least once a year. Please note this finish is only available if we are carrying out the installation.
POWDER COATED ONLY
Metalwork can be finished as powder coated only. Although powder coating provides a lovely smooth finish, we tend to discourage a powder coated only finish to weather exposed items as the metalwork beneath the powder coating can rust. In addition, powder coating can chip during installation or transport, resulting in exposed metalwork. Once the metalwork rusts or the powder coating chips, it is difficult to re-store as you cannot really paint over a powder coated finish using traditional paint brush methods - it just won't match or look right. Powder coating only is an ideal finish for metalwork that will be fitted indoors.
We are able to hot dip galvanise our products to BS EN ISO 1461. Galvanising will stop the metalwork from rusting. Our supplier suggests that galvanising can prevent rust from appear for 40 to 70 years in a UK environment. Galvanising is usually considered to be an industrial finish and does not always produce a smooth surface. It is silver/grey in colour and is likely to become darker over time as it weathers.
GALVANISED & POWDER COATED
This is expensive but ultimately one of the best finishes available for metalwork. It combines the benefit of an anti-rust undercoat (i.e. the galvanising) with a lovely smooth powder coated finish in whatever colour you like!