So I have rust and water damage from water rolling down from the curved porch beam into a porch ceiling. I don't have the same problem with my top-floor porch since that has a roof above it. The beam has rounded edges so it makes it especially easy for the water to roll around that corner into the ceiling.
My question: is there an easy and cheap way to add some sort of drip edge to this beam that's not too unsightly. If there is a product made for this, even better since it would be ready-made. I noticed that there is some automotive stick on drip edge that maybe I can add, but I wonder if there is an even better more appropriate way. For instance, I've noticed if you put a string on an edge, even that can be enough sometimes to attract the drip flow of water.
Should I instead focus on adding a drip edge to the tile floor above the beam? If so it would it have to be a significant overhang to protect the entire beam, as any water that still lands on the beam will roll into the ceiling below? I only want to stop the water from rolling into the ceiling. I don't mind if the water drips down and puddles below the beam.