Height: 22/32 cm
Diameter: 20 cm
Width: 47 cm
Content: 5 liter
Material: Hot-dip galvanised metal with brass shower head
Our watering cans are produced to last for many years. They are made in thicker iron plates than normal, stronger welds and a rough finish.
When the watering cans are finished, they are hot galvanized. They are immersed in a zinc alloy that is 460 degrees hot. The zinc adheres to the iron as a thick syrup. When the jug comes up again, it hangs and drips for 20 minutes. This is the absolute best way to prevent the iron from rusting.
The jugs to be coloured are then hung on hooks and run through a powder coating tunnel, where the paint adheres to the hot-dip galvanized zinc layer. This is where the jugs get the characteristic surface that resembles that too much paint has come on. But it is the thick and uneven zinc layer that emerges.
The jugs that do not get paint, the ones keeping the zinc colour, start a slow oxidation process. That is, the zinc slowly matures in colour. If you want this process to go faster, you can apply a weak acid, for example, a sour milk product. It will accelerate the oxidation which gives the matte surface. The hot dip galvanizing loses its full correction security after about 50 years.