SFS offers a wide range of steel surface treatment. As standard, our structural steelwork and metalwork is supplied finished in a zinc phosphate primer. We can, however, deliver items in a range of finishes to meet your exact requirements.
Range of finishes available include, but are not limited to:
Steel surface treatment is important, and there are many reasons why steel surfaces are treated, from making them more attractive through to protecting them against scratching, peeling, extreme weather and corrosion. Here we take a brief look at some of the most common steel surface treatments utilised nowadays as well as a few of their many benefits.
Steel surfaces can be painted with specially formulated primers in order to improve corrosion resistance as well as boost their visual appeal, with one of the most popular applications being zinc phosphate priming.
This brilliant technique uses electrostatic or compressed air to apply a specially formulated powdered material to the steel surface, following which it is melted to form a smooth protective film. Steel treated in this way is not only protected against corrosion and UV damage, it is also highly resistant to peeling, scratching and cracking.
This galvanization method can be used on steel of all shapes and sizes and involves immersing the steel in a bath of molten zinc at temperatures up to 450°C. Steel galvanized in this way is highly protected against corrosion as well as extreme weather conditions and this is a particularly popular approach for pipe related applications.
While it doesn’t provide quite the same protection as hot dip galvanising, this technique is highly effective against corrosion and is popular for its smooth finish. Because this is a ‘cold process’ there is no risk of distorting the metal, making it ideal for use on ornate metal components such as railings and fences.
For more information, read our article on Common Types of Steel Surface Treatment
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