Surface Damage

Touch up paint is not recommended to repair surface scratches on COLORBOND® steel. 

The different weathering pattern of touch up paint will lead to an inconsistent colour across the sheet's surface.  
It is recommended that damaged sheets be replaced.

If the COLORBOND® steel sheet is only scratched back to the ZINCALUME® steel coating, leave the scratch bare, as the sacrificial properties of Zinc will produce an oxide to protect the surface from corrosion.

If the sheet is scratched back to the cold rolled metal base and the scratch is greater than 2mm wide, sacrificial protection will be reduced and those sheets should be replaced.

From rebar and welded mesh, to barbed wire, chain link fencing, water tanks, wheelbarrows and nails, purchasing from a manufacturer and consolidating your shipping, will result in significant savings against standard retail purchases.

By making prudent arrangements regarding the shipping container, your material security and product availability
will save on your production time.

Contact our knowledgeable staff and find out how we can work together to make your construction stronger and safer.

NB. This article is for general information purposes only and is meant as an incentive to the reader, who should then research and seek advice from their architectural and construction professionals to confirm that the ideas expressed are possible within the building codes of their territory or within the limitations of their home's architecture. ECMIL only recommends their own products and third party products which they supply, as part of their company's roofing solutions to customers.