Protect Your Fence
Wrought Iron Fences can rust when they are exposed to elements such as rain and humidity. While this is less of a problem in California than in some other states, it is still smart to take some steps to prevent damage. One way is to apply a protective coat of wax to your fence to help the starting of rust. If your wrought iron fence is near water like a pool or pond, rust is more likely to show up over time, so applying a protective wax sealant (which can be purchased at any hardware store) may be great prevention.
Keeping Up With Painting Your Fence And Gate
Painting your wrought iron fence and gate will surely help protect them. Paint creates a barrier between the iron and the air, minimizing oxidation and reduces the possibility of rust developing. In addition, a new coat of paint will make your fences and gates look like new.
Inspect Your Iron Fence Regularly
You should regularly inspect your iron gates and fences to identify any areas in need of repair. If the fence has been painted, look for chips in the paint. Then, take steps to repair whatever damage you find. When noticed right away, most wrought iron fence problems can be easily fixed.
Keep Your Fence Clean
You can clean dirty wrought iron fences and gates with a mixture of warm water and dish detergent. After cleaning off dirt and rust spots ( you can use a toothbrush to get to hard-to-reach areas) rinse the fencing with water. Then, let the fencing dry completely. Cleaning your fencing will keep your wrought iron looking great and make it easier to spot any potential problems.
Always Repair Rust Spots
If a small area of your fence has begun to rust, you can take steps to minimize the damage. Use sandpaper or steel wool to remove the rust, then stop the corrosion by touching up your fence’s paint job. If your fence is severely rusted or if you are not handy, you may want to call us as specialize in repairing and replacing wrought iron fences. We also fix bent or broken sections.