Does galvanized steel leach into the water?

Answer Chlorine does corrode galvanized steel; however, in most instances, the properties of galvanized steel that may end up in pipe water are harmless. Contemporary residential construction rarely conta... Read More »

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What is the difference between steel and galvanized steel?

AnswerGalvanized steel is steel that has been hot dipped in a pool of molten zinc. The zinc adheres to the steel, cools and hardens to form a rust inhibitive finish to plain steel.

Why Does Galvanized Steel Pit?

Galvanized steel is covered or coated with zinc to help prevent it from rusting, scratching, pitting or other stressing of the metal. However, in time the galvanized coating disperses and eliminate... Read More »

How do I antique galvanized steel?

Age Galvanized Steel NaturallySimply leave galvanized steel alone to antique it. Dust the item once a week to keep it clean. The outer layer of zinc will age naturally on its own (during manufactur... Read More »

How do I prime galvanized steel?

WarningsDo not paint over unprimed galvanized steel, or the finish will flake and peel. Do not prime galvanized steel with an ordinary acrylic or oil-based primer, or the final painted finish will ... Read More »