Crafting Corten Steel Claddings Made Easy

The rich sunset color and dramatic texture offered by corten steel is what sets it apart from the remaining architectural cladding materials. Known for its corrosion resistance, while maintaining tensile strength makes it a popular building material for crafting facades. However, it is a well-known fact that corten steel claddings in the form of sheets is substantially more expensive than other grades of common steel. They also tend to bleed and are considerably heavy to install, thus making metal cladding expensive. If you have worked in the construction industry, you might already be aware of this. And if you are looking for a creative solution that provides you with all the benefits of corten steel without the drawbacks, you’ve come to the right place.

To help architects and interior designers solve this problem, we at Evolve engineered the Instant Rust Paintable Finish. A true metal paint made solely of rust particles, with no colour or solvent added. Here’s how this new-age material can assist you in crafting stunning corten steel facades and exteriors:

1. An Easy To Use Do-It-Yourself Solution


Office facade designed using corten steel cladding
Image Source: ArchDaily

The Instant Rust Material Kit, which was created as a DIY option, can be used by both beginners and advanced painters to design rustic building exteriors and villa facades. All you need is the right paint tools and a well-prepped and primed surface to create a corten steel exterior. This material can be used on textured, CNC’ed, and flat surfaces due to its ease of application. The substance can be applied to a variety of surfaces, including plywood, MDF and aluminium.

The material is available in a variety of sizes and can be ordered through dealers or our online store. Our application video can be used as a reference to ensure that best practices are adhered to during the application process.

2. Create A Corten Steel Shade Of Your Choice


Exterior wall designed using Instant Rust DIY Finish by Evolve India
Image Source: Evolve India

Since this is a DIY solution, you can build for a rustic shade of your choice. You no more have to worry about finding the right supplier for the right look and shade of the corten steel claddings. You can now simply create it yourself or have your team craft it for you. 

Pro Tip:  If you want to replicate the burnt amber tone of corten steel, add 2 layers of the instant rust material with a sponge roller. If you want a brown rusted antique look, use 4 layers, layer them abstractly using a sponge.

3. Craft A Seamless Corten Steel Facade


Residential facade designed using corten steel cladding
Image Source: ArchDaily

Now the beauty of this product is that it can be applied seamlessly. Since the material is available in the form of a premixed ready to use paint, you don’t have to worry about proportions and mixing various chemicals, to achieve a beautiful seamless corten steel facade. Nor do you have to worry about groove lines and placements, or the size of the corten steel sheets you would require to clad your exterior surface area.

4. Fabricate Light Weight Corten Steel Claddings


Residential facade designed using corten steel cladding
Image Source: Cadence Architects

If you’re in the middle of a project’s construction, you can simply precoat a lightweight and budget-friendly base substrate like HDF with the instant rust solution to give it a corten steel texture. This will save you not only a lot of time and energy but also a lot of money on heavy metal sheet installation. The ability to design your own exterior corten steel claddings or seamless corten steel finished facade is the most major benefit of the instant rust material.

5. Design Corten Steel Surface That Do Not Bleed


Restaurant facade finished using Instant Rust DIY Paintable Finish by Evolve India
Image Source: Evolve India

One of our primary objectives while developing the instant rust material was to create a material that would not bleed when exposed to the atmosphere. Because we are aware of the substantial maintenance costs involved with corten steel bleeding. After working with a variety of binders, we are confident that this material will provide you with all of the aesthetic appeal of corten steel without any of the technical difficulties.

As a company manufacturing material for textured surface finishes, there is nothing we enjoy more than innovating new-age finishes that are not only durable but also sustainable. We thrive at pushing the boundaries of traditional materials like metal and concrete, crafting with liquid metal, and customizing textured finishes for high-end projects, to name a few

If you’re planning on using corten steel for any of your next exterior or interior projects, give our instant rust paintable finish a try and see for yourself how innovative it is. You can purchase the item from our online store here, or you can contact us via WhatsApp to chat with a representative.

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