Have you ever wondered how quickly woodscrews start to rust? Are you concerned whether you can use certain screws for outdoor projects? Today I’m starting a very unscientific test to see how long it takes for a bunch of Screwfix screws to rust in normal tap water and salty water.
You can watch Part 1 of this series here:
I’m testing a bunch of Screwfix wood screws to see how quickly they rust. One batch in water, one batch in salty water and one batch on a fence open to the elements. In this video I found out that after 20 days pretty much nothing happened. The following screws were tested:
- Screwfix QuickSilver Round Head -- 10ga x 1″
- Screwfix QuickSilver Countersunk -- 10ga x 1.5″
- Screwfix QuickSilver Countersunk -- 10ga x 2.5″
- Screwfix TurboGold Countersunk -- 4mm x 45mm
- Screwfix Goldscrew Round Head -- 4mm x 30mm
How Quickly Do Screws Rust? THE RESULTS!
You can check out the results video here:
I’m absolutely stunned with how corrosion resistant these bog-standard workhorse screws are! There aren’t specifically designed for outdoor use but I would be comfortable using them in all but the harshest environments. Watch this space and I’ll report back on the screws in the fence!
Last updated: 18 Jun 2016
Originally published: 18 Jun 2016