metal roofing that will rust.

Old 01-27-06, 04:59 PM
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metal roofing that will rust.

My husband and I are looking for metal that can be used for a patio roof that will rust. We need the old look..
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All steel will rust given time and lack of protection. You might be able to purchase some used tin - the only drawback is making sure it is still straight and can be put up without a lot of trouble. When painting new galvanized metal, washing with vinegar helps to make the paint stick - I assume that it effects the galvanize. I have heard of someone taking new tin and faux painting it in some areas to give it an old look - unfortunatetly I don't know what methods were used to achieve that look. Bleach or acid will accelerate rust but I would use with caution - one thing to have an old look but I know you don't want rust holes

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