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About Our Steel

While we can laser cut a variety of materials, we specialise in creating our signs & garden decor in weathering steel. We love it due to the beautiful patina you get when left out in the elements and because it requires zero maintenance. There are a few different brands of weathering steel, with the most commonly known being COR-TEN (or Corten). We take pride in sourcing and using an Australian-made alternative called REDCOR by Bluescope.
Weathering steel is known for its superior corrosion resistance and thickness, and develops a stable oxide layer on the surface of the steel known as the 'patina'. In other words, the steel is allowed to rust in order to protect itself. This protective surface layer continues to regenerate over years of exposure.
When detailed correctly and exposed to alternating wet and dry conditions, the colour of the patina changes organically over time, giving it a striking appearance, even evoking images such as the red Australian outback landscape.
While all of our wholesale products are supplied in their raw form, our swing tags/price tags all include a small blurb about our steel, and we are more than happy to provide information to you to pass along to your customers regarding the weathering process and tips to speed it up.