Aluminum coatings were developed by arc spray on mild carbon steel Q235. Scanning electron microscopy detection shows that the coatings have good bonding with the substrate and have low porosity. The corrosion behaviors of the coatings in splash zone were studied. The results show that free corrosion potentials of aluminum coatings are much lower than that of Q235. Potentiodynamic polarization measurements reveal that the curves of aluminum coatings have activity anodic dissolution zone, passivation zone and super-passivation zone. Corrosion morphology and energy dispersive spectrometers show that Cl- can penetrate into the coatings and some of the substrate has been corroded. The arc spray Al-coating develops a film of corrosion products on the coating surface, which tend to seal the pores in the coatings. Arc spray aluminum coatings can protect the substrate from corrosion in splash zone.