Maintaining Wrought Iron Fences And Railings

Maintaining Wrought Iron Fences And Railings

Wrought iron fences and railings are a great choice to protect the premises of a household. Wrought iron is one such metal which will give a home an elegant and a classic look while being both resilient and strong, too.

However, it is to be noted that though the material is strong it does not mean that the metal will not get damaged over a period of time. The following are few important maintenance tips in order to keep the fence in tip-top shape so that it can render excellent service for an extended period of time.

Rust removal

If rust spots have accumulated on the wrought-iron fence, make use a wire brush so that it is effectively removed from the fence. In case the rust accumulation is deep, then make use of a sandpaper to remove the rust properly.  The following will be needed to remove deep seated rust:

  • Rubber gloves
  • Damp cloth
  • Paraffin
  • Steel wool

Wearing the gloves is extremely important while removing g rust because if avoided it may damage your hands. Apart from this, make use of steel wool so that all the accumulated rust is properly removed and one needs to rub it until the metal looks pretty much similar to its original state.

After doing so, put a drop of paraffin & rub the rust spots until the rust has disappeared. Now, with the help of a damp cloth, wipe the railing properly.

2. Coating:

To coat the railing is very simple, all that one needs to do is to make use of a liquid car wash, and apply it on the iron with the help of a non-abrasive cloth. Allow the liquid to dry and buff the railing with a clean cloth to give a final shine. Make sure the buffing is done in a circular motion.

3. Safety Notes:

  • Make sure you wear rubber gloves before treating the fence.
  • Make sure all this is done in good weather so that the polish dries properly which probably takes at least 1 – 2 days.
  • If possible wear a mask while treating the iron fences so that you do not inhale every bit of rust, polish, paraffin.

Well-maintained fences help add charm to your house. Apart from this, it shows that proper care is taken to maintain the premises. Browse the net for more information on the same.


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