Corrod rust-effect paint
Corrod is a rust effect paint with activator that was developed by Impera Italia to enable you to transform almost any surface into a feature with a weathered, corten steel look. This rusted iron-like patina can be further customised by applying the activator on more layers or in a greater amount to create an even more rusty look.
As the paint contains metallic particles it is ferromagnetic, but is still completely water-based.
You can apply or specify the Corrod rusty paint system on a wide variety of surfaces, like wood or MDF boards, walls and ceilings, but even metal or glass. This high-end, bespoke Italian finish can be the jewel of any home, shop or office where this stunning contemporary look can complement the overall design.
How to apply this rusty paint
Please make sure that this rust effect paint is applied in the following way:
Dilute Corrod Primer with water, add 20-30% in 500ml of primer (in case you use the primer included in a single 5msq kit) and apply it by roller on one or two coats, depending on the suction of the surface. Leave the primer to dry for 2 to 4 hours before applying the base.
Although Corrod Base should be used undiluted, it can be diluted by water (up to 10% or 1dl for every tub of a 5msq kit) if you’d like to create a thinner coating. Corrod Base can be applied by our special effect brush, decorative sponges on even by a Venetian plastering trowel and generally you don’t need to put on more than a single coat. Corrod base should be completely dry between 3 to 6 hours, depending on the type of surface, ventilation, temperature and other atmospheric conditions.
Once the base is dry, Corrod Activator Y can be applied by brush or sponge to change the base and ‘bring out’ the Corten steel look.
Once the first coat is dry, (after 4-5 hours if humidity and temperature can be considered normal) you can apply fully or partially the second coat of Corrod Activator Y and based on the thickness of the application you can create a yellow or red oxidised look or any appearance between the two.
After this stage, Corrod Activator G can be applied, for a copper oxide effect.
Corrod Stabilizer should be applied 12 to 24 hours after the activator and it will not only ensure that the look won’t change further, but will also make the finish more water resistant and durable. Corrod stabiliser doesn’t need to be diluted.
The 5 sqm Corrod Paint Kit includes:
- Corrod primer 500 ml
- Corrod base 950 ml
- Corrod Activator Y 750 ml
- Corrod Activator G 300 ml
- Corrod Stabilizer 250 ml
Impera Italia’s Advice
Apply the Activator in stages and in patches to see and control how it changes the appearance. A greater amount of Activator Y applied on the second coat changes the colour from yellow to red so based on the exposure of layers, the number of coats and amount of Applicator Y even 4 different effects and colours can be shown on the same surface!
Corten or COR-TEN steel is the name of a trade marked product and stands for a type of weathered steel that due to it’s composition has increased resistance to atmospheric corrosion and doesn’t need to be painted.