Rusty Buttons? Why do my buttons rust? Button Rust? September 20 2013
Quick question....I've been making buttons for a while now using a Tecre model 100 and their parts. I've noticed that after like 6+ months, my buttons are rusting around the inside edges when you look at them from the back....what causes this and how can I prevent it? Thanks!
Buttons are tin and will rust very quickly.
I of course don’t know your specific situation but do you do outdoor events? Do you keep your buttons in plastic buckets? If on the end of a humid day you put a lid on and seal your buttons in plastic they will rust. Of course from rain but even just from humidity.
This is a good reason to save and collect those silica gel sachets that come with all kinds of products. Chuck some of these in with your buttons when you store them after a humid day and don’t seal the boxes up. If you leave stuff in your car overnight or store buttons in an unheated garage get a heater and/or dehumidifier – or bring them into the house.