February 12, 2019
“Oxidized paint” is a finish that results from the combination of Kikukawa’s custom painting and colouring technology. As a finish that replicates the oxidized rustic physique of steel, without the actual rust or its peeling, this look is sought by designers that wish to utilize the aesthetics of rust without its nuisance.
The following panels are from a project with 3mm aluminium exterior* cut-panel details with urethane “oxidized” paint coat. The gently curved panels are finished with red-tinted rustic paint.
The larger panels, gently curved and with cut-panel details, are roughly 600mm to 800mm wide, and 1600mm high. The smaller panels, also with cut-panel details, are roughly 260mm wide and 3610mm high. As the above picture shows, the square 600mm curved access panels are in alignment with the other panels.
The oxidized paint coat is a hand-painted finish. While each panel is finished one-by-one by our craftsmen, the colours are controlled to ensure consistency.
For this project, the aluminium surface was prepared in another factory. With the establishment of Kikukawa’s new aluminium surface-preparation facility this January, these custom painted finishes can be fabricated and quality controlled at Kikukawa.
As a bespoke architectural metalworker, Kikukawa will consult and provide solutions to projects with custom coating requirements. Please contact us for details or inquiries.
*Irus was invented as a finish for interior use. For exterior use, please consult us prior to your selection.