The zinc coating prevents corrosion of the protected metal by forming a physical barrier. Although galvanizing will inhibit attack of the underlying steel, rusting will be inevitable, especially if exposed to the natural acidity of rain. So, thank goodness, galvanization is not 100% fool proof, or we would not be able to have that "perfect shade of rust!!!" Honestly, I have trouble saying "no" to any piece of metal that has been rusted!
(noun) Also called iron rust, the red or orange coating that forms on the surface of iron when exposed to air and moisture, consisting chiefly of ferric hydroxide and ferric oxide formed by oxidation.
And...my definition of rust:
The beautiful color of old metal when the environment finally breaks down the outside coating to form a beautiful, warm patina.
And here are some beautiful galvanized pieces we have in the store with varying shades of rust!
1905 galvanized metal washing machine.
Galvanized metal egg shelf with pull-out trays.
VERY rusty No Trespassing sign.
Metal bait buckets.
Metal animal feeders!
Galvanized metal chicken house.
You may like a lot of rust or a little rust, but whatever shade of rust you love, we'll have it at Down Home!