Patterns on Galvanized Steel: What are the Different Types?

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One of the most noticeable things about galvanized steel is the appearance of unique patterns on its surface. That’s one of the main ways to tell if steel has actually been galvanized. We often get asked if there can be different types of patterns and what each pattern means. Let’s consider how patterns can be […]

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15 Commonly Used Galvanized Steel Terms and what they Mean

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In our industry, we tend to use many terms that can be confusing to those who are unaware of what we do. When we meet with a new customer, we make sure to break down the process and explain it as simply as possible.  Here are some terms that we use almost every single day […]

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Why is Zinc Used in Galvanizing and not Copper?

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Galvanizing makes a huge difference in the longevity of steel. A coat of zinc applied in a hot dip at a professional galvanizing facility protects steel from oxidation and other kinds of corrosion for 50, 75, and sometimes even 100 years before the very first need for maintenance. But why does steel need to be […]

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How to Clear Coat Galvanized Steel

How to Clear Coat Galvanized Steel

Over time, any type of metal is prone to rust or corrosion, it’s inevitable. It’s very important to protect the surface of your galvanized steel to extend its lifespan. So, how do you achieve this? One simple way is to clear coat the surface.  Using a clear coat extends the lifespan of the steel and […]

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4 Steps to Paint Galvanized Steel

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If you’ve ever attempted to paint over galvanized steel, you probably know that it doesn’t adhere the best. The layer of zinc on the steel protects it from corrosion, but it also rejects paint. This leads to the paint eventually shedding or peeling off.  Fortunately, for anyone who has ever wanted to paint galvanized steel, […]

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