Why Natina May Be What Your Next Construction Project Needs If an upcoming project involves galvanized steel structures or materials of any kind\u2014and you want to make them more aesthetically appealing without sacrificing strength\u2014look to Natina Steel Solution. This is a reactive color treatment that can turn shiny steel into a mottled brown finish that gives a more natural look to the area around it. If it\u2019s important to you that your steel structure blends into its surrounding environment, add Natina to your project. Here\u2019s what you should know for your commercial or industrial construction project. Natina on railing and flood channel near South Mountain. How Our Steel Solution Works Before you decide whether to use Natina to beautify the galvanized steel in your project, it\u2019s important to understand the science behind it. What makes it so effective and long lasting? To start, this solution is called a reactive color treatment because when it\u2019s applied to galvanized steel, it reacts with the surface structure to change the color from gray metal to rustic brown. The exact shade of brown is determined by the type of metal, manufacturing and the zinc content. This makes every result unique, like a surface you\u2019d see in nature rather than a uniform finish that looks manmade. In addition to being considered a reactive color treatment, Natina Steel Solution is also categorized as a conversion coating. This is a specialized coating made for metal, in which the metal surface experiences a change to the outer layer of zinc, coloring it into the Natina finish. To clarify, conversion coatings, like Natina Steel Solution, aren\u2019t coatings that attempt to stick to the surface like paint, make actual organic modifications to the metal. Natina on Corrugated Metal Because of this, Natina Steel Solution offers the following benefits: \tNatural look and finish \tNon-toxic and safe around plants, animals and waterways \tWill last years without fading, cracking or peeling \tRequires little to no maintenance \tAlternative to weathering steel Plus, when you decide to use Natina Steel Solution for your project, you can relax knowing you\u2019re in good hands. Our skilled team members have experience applying our solution to a variety of different structures, surfaces, components, parts and more. Why Use Natina Steel Solution Instead of Paint or Powder Coat? If your first thought is that you can paint or powder coat your galvanized steel to get a natural look, understand the material\u2019s longevity is at risk. The main reason is that paints and coatings of various kinds are known for photodegradation. Due to this paint and powder coating will eventually fade and discolor\u2014and once it starts peeling, there is a weakness, and it will continue looking poor. Don't want this maintenance or look? Contact our team for better results. Paints and powder coatings form physical bonds at surface or metal interfaces, which can be problematic on\u00a0some\u00a0surfaces \u2013 resulting in peeling and cracking over time.\u00a0Natina\u2019s\u00a0natural chemical reaction to the galvanized steel surfaces provides added security through a permanent bond on the zinc. Additionally, Natina Steel Solution is UV-proof, so sunlight doesn\u2019t adversely affect it either. In fact, this product has been tested to ensure that the steel core and zinc coating are properly preserved and not compromised when Natina is applied. So if it\u2019s important to you to avoid cracking, peeling, or fading, Natina Steel Solution is a better choice than paints, stains or weathering steel. Common Uses of Natina Steel Solution Our Steel Solution has been an integral part of numerous big projects involving steel. You can take a look at our list of projects to see some of the most common uses, but in general, they include the following: Natina on galvanized surfaces. \tHighway guardrails and end terminals \tTransmission poles \tChain link fences \tCell towers \tSafety railing on walking and biking trails \tBridges \tCable barriers \tMile markers \tLattice towers \tSignposts \tWire mesh on mountainsides \tCorrugated metal \tErosion control systems From sign structures in busy Las Vegas to a flood channel by Phoenix's South Mountain, we\u2019ve been involved in a variety of projects. Though these projects range in size and location quite a bit, one detail they all have in common is a need to turn shiny metal into a shade of brown that looks natural and pleasing to the eye. If you think your project could use the same improvements, contact us today to find out if Natina Steel Solution is right for you!