Corten Steel Bocca Planting Bowl
Our stylish Corten Steel Bocca Planting Bowl is ideal for sophisticated spaces. You can take advantage of the rounded shape by using it in areas of high foot-fall. Furthermore, with three impressive sizes to choose from it is easy to find the perfect planter for your outdoor space. Additionally, you will notice they are made from 4 mm gauge Corten Steel. Not only does this give you fantastic strength but also weather-resistance and durability. You can fill your planting bowl with a variety of plants such as lavender or other scented species to create a sensory experience in your garden. Also, the gorgeous orange hue of the Corten Steel looks fantastic against green leaves and colourful foliage. If you like the bowl style, why not pair this with our other Planting Bowls to create a theme running through your garden.
What is Corten Steel?
Created in the United States in 1939, Corten or Weathering Steel is an alloy that forms a natural rust coating over time as it is exposed to the weather. The outer layer rusts forming a protective coating which prevents degradation of the steel inside. Corten Steel is used all over the world. Notably in the UK one of our greatest landmarks, The Angel of the North by Anthony Gormley is made from Corten. Other striking examples include the Chicago Picasso Sculpture and the Museum of Old and New Art in Australia.
How will your Corten Steel weather?
- In most cases your Corten Steel product will arrive un-rusted. It may have a slight patina or dark oily residue, this is completely normal.
- As weathering begins, the residue breaks down and the rusty colour will start to appear. During this time, any run-off may stain stone or concrete surfaces.
- After weathering (around 6-9 months), run-off may still occur but it will be minimal.
After your corten steel has arrived please unpack immediately, so that any moisture between the packaging does not remain sealed. If you do not do this, there may be irregular rust and stains.
What if you want to speed up the weathering?
Fortunately science is on your side with a quick and easy fix. All you need is salty water. Dissolve around 1 teaspoon of salt in about 1 litre of water to get a weak salt solution. Spray or paint the solution evenly over your Corten Steel and that’s it! Repeat this process around 5 times over the period of a couple of weeks and you’ll see the rust developing in no time.
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When ordering your Corten Steel Bocca Planting Bowl you can easily click on the category of your choice and browse through our vast range of planters on offer. Use the full colour pictures and helpful descriptions to help you find the perfect planters for your garden.
Delivery information and costs
Delivery times normally take around 7 working days. The costs are conditional on the size of the product and method of delivery. Pallet deliveries are kerbside only unless a suitable offload area is available. If you have any questions regarding delivery of your order, please do not hesitate to contact us.