This is the natural state of steel as it is received from the mill with a medium to dark grey coating. Color will vary slightly between milling lots. There may be milling marks like scratches or inconsistencies. Weld marks will be visible. Raw steel will rust in time. After cleaning the steel, it will be shipped ready for your finish.
Choose this for DIY finishes or for a rusted look.
ENAMEL CLEAR COAT
This finish maintains the industrial look of the steel while delivering a bit more consistency in color and a subtle matte sheen. The welds will still be visible as will any milling marks.
We clean the steel and hand apply two coats of enamel clear coat for indoor rust protection.
Powder coating is a process in which color is baked on for a smooth, consistent, scratch, chip and corrosion resistant finish. This is the only finish we recommend for outdoor use.
Powder coat finish quality is highly dependent upon the powder product, the application skill and controlled conditions of application.
Our vendor specializes in military coatings so the precision & quality is excellent, in fact they've been named a Top Shop in North America. More on powder coat below.