Metal work is a craft, so consider wrought iron when selecting a specialty fence to accent your residential or commercial property. Just like other fine materials, ironwork needs a finish that displays its true beauty and depth. Here are some ideas for beautifying your wrought iron fence.
Cleaning Your Wrought Iron Fence
Cleaning and maintaining a wrought iron fence is critical to keeping it looking its best and safeguarding it from corrosion. To clean a wrought iron fence, eliminate any loose debris or dirt utilizing a brush or a pressure washer. Secondly, combine warm water and a gentle detergent in a bucket and gently scrub the wrought iron fence with a soft-bristled brush.
Also, make sure to clean all the nooks and crannies of your fence and look out for any areas with rust. Lastly, rinse the fence thoroughly with clean water and allow it to dry before moving on to the next step.
Rust Inhibitor Application
After cleaning your wrought iron fence, apply a rust inhibitor to protect it from potential corrosion. Begin by eliminating any lingering rust with sandpaper or a wire brush. In addition, apply the rust inhibitor. This usually involves painting or spraying the inhibitor onto the fence to let it dry. Once the inhibitor is dry, you can paint or seal the fence to provide extra protection. Remember to reapply the rust inhibitor to ensure constant perfection periodically.
Add Various Decorative Elements
Beautify your wrought iron fence with various decorative elements to enhance its visual appeal. So, one option is to add decorative caps that sit on top of each fence post. They can be painted to complement the fence’s color or left in their natural metal finish for a rustic appearance.
Another decorative element is adding scrolls to the fence. Scrolls are twisting designs that are placed on top or bottom of the fence panels or along the railing. They can be customized to fit your home or garden’s style. For more information on installing a wrought iron fence, call us today at 703-551-2609!
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