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Stainless Steel Art

Original Artwork by Richard Walker

Stainless steel is a popular medium for both indoor wall art and outdoor sculptures.  While stainless steel is more costly compared to mild steel, it does offer quite a few benefits.  A couple key benefits include corrosion resistance, it's finishing possibilities, its low maintenance.

The primary reason to use stainless steel for artwork is due to its corrosion resistance.  Stainless steel is suitable for high humidity environments as well as for outdoor use.  Stainless steel sculptures can be left uncoated for an indefinite amount of time without any noticeable finish changes. 

Another reason to use stainless steel for art is due to its unique finishing possibilities.  Many people are familiar with the look of bare brushed stainless, like you find on many appliances.  Another popular finish is a textured finish created with a hand grinder.  While both looks can be duplicated with mild steel, only stainless steel can be left uncoated.  Any coating will change the look of the finish.  The only way to have the organic looking satin textured finish is is to use uncoated stainless steel.

Stainless steel art requires very little maintenance.  Artwork placed indoors generally only need dusting.  Outdoor stainless steel sculptures may require periodic washing.  If heavy cleaning is required, a mild soap and water solution will do the job.  Avoid harsh cleaners as they may react with the metal.  It is best to clean the stainless with either a soft cloth or a soft brush to avoid scratching the finish.  Water spots are common on stainless steel and can be removed with rubbing alcohol or glass cleaner.

Stainless steel is an excellent medium for art.  Whether used for indoor pieces or outdoor sculptures, stainless steel offers a unique organic look that can stay looking like new with very little maintenance.  


Please see my Stainless Steel Art Gallery for a full list of available designs.


Richard Walker - Artist


Lawrenceville, Georgia

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