The Corten Steel Water Bowl is the perfect low maintenance garden feature.
Starting out as a blue steel, as soon as Corten Steel is exposed to the elements it will naturally weather and develop a rich eye catching finish. This natural fixed coating of rust provides protection against further corrosion. During the weathering process the Corten Steel produces carbon run off which can stain adjacent materials such as stone or concrete. To reduce this possible staining, all products have small feet, lifting the planter and preventing direct contact with the flooring material. After the initial reactive period Corten Steel will cure and self-seal with little to no carbon run off.
Please note this product can be at any point throughout the weathering process when received. Don’t forget we offer a pre-weathering service!
If the water you will be using in your feature does not have a neutral PH level, the weathering process will be prolonged and an ongoing residue may form. As such, we suggest the use of a neutralising water supplement. Alternatively, the steel can be varnished with a rust oil, such as the Owatrol we sell. This should be carried out when the finish has developed to a satisfactory stage. We would still recommend maintaining neutral PH levels afterwards.