If you’re interested in timeless designs, look no further than the classic wrought iron fence. They’ve been around for hundreds of years for a reason: they look great, they provide some extra security, and they’re easy to maintain. That’s why we still see so many people installing them! Just remember that your wrought iron fence will require some small amounts of maintenance in order to prevent rusting, but we’ve got all the details on how.
You may not think you need to wash your wrought iron fence as, after all, introducing more moisture will make it more prone to rust, right? In truth, washing your fence is an important way to get rid of some of that dirt and debris that accumulates over time. Those tiny particles can be just as much of a component in rusting as water itself. Just use a very mild soap when washing your fence and once you’re done, do your best to get everything dry as quickly as possible.
Use Protective Materials
After you’re done washing your fence, consider adding a protective material like a powder coating, silicone products, epoxy enamels, oil or wax-based coatings, or even a zinc primer. These kinds of products are available in all kinds of colors and finish styles so you can either retain the natural look of your wrought iron fence or get creative with it. Regardless, find a high-quality product that will last.
You can also use paint to help protect your wrought iron fence from rusting. There are a number of protective paint options out there, so pick one that’s best for you. How does it work? Paints can keep air and moisture off of your fence, which helps stop rust from ever becoming an issue in the first place.
Removing Rust Spots
No matter what, there may be some rust spots here and there. It’s important that you inspect your fence with some regularity to check for any. You can use either sandpaper or steel wool to remove very small rust spots.