FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1/ What are your opening hours?
We are open 7 days a week from 10 am to 5pm. We only closed on Christmas day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. For our location please refer to the Contact link on this site.
2/ What is my product made from?
All our garden art is made from Mild Steel. We use mild steel because of its price affordability and its malleability. On request we are able to work in corten steel and stainless steel but the material cost is significantly higher. Please contact us for costings for corten or stainless steel.
3/ How do I look after my product?
All our garden art is made from Mild Steel. This steel continues to rust on the surface slowly over time. Your product will last for many years. If you wish to maintain the finish the product can be sealed with penetrol. Penetrol is an oil based metal primer-sealer. It stops the oxygen from getting to the metal thus stops or greatly slows down the rusting process. It dries to touch and will prevent any rust staining on walls or paving. It breaks downs with UV light so needs to be reapplied about once a year, every 6 months near the ocean (salt). It is commonly available at hardware stores.
4/ What finishes are available other than the rusted steel effect?
Your product can be powdercoated to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. Powdercoating is available in a wide range of colors and textured finishes. Galvanization, and zinc plating is also available to achieve a metal finish that will not rust. Please contact us for cost of additional finishes.
5/ Can I purchase a gift certificate?
Yes please refer to the Gift Certificates link under our Customer Service section on this site.
6/ Where do you ship your products to?
We will ship anywhere in Australia and around the world. Please refer to the Shipping link under our Customer Service section on this site.
7/ Can I paint my new artwork?
Penetrol will act as a primer for painting rusty steel, however you will need to brush any loose material off it first. Ideally if you wish to paint it. ask us ahead an will supply you with the piece unrusted.
8/ is your art available elsewhere?
We sell a limited range of our products at selected stockists in Victoria and around Australia.
Secret Garden Nursery , Daylesford
Colors of White, Kyneton
The Keep B and B , Taradale
Spotty Dot Pop Up Shop Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne
CERES Nursery Brunswick East Melbourne
Melbourne International Flower Show , Melbourne
Bellbrae Outdoor Living Great Ocean Road Bellbrae
AUSPLANT Mornington Penninsula
Kuranga Native Nursery, Mt Evelyn, Melbourne
Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, Port Augusta, South Australia
Rustic Blue Kangaroo Island
Zanthorrea Nursery, Maida Vale, Western Australia