You finally installed an iron fence around your property to provide well-needed security for you and your whole family. Now all you have to do is maintain it so it can keep your family safe for years to come. Iron fences are susceptible to rust so there a few you things you can do to prevent that from happening. There are several maintenance techniques you can practice to keep your wrought iron fence looking brand new all year around.
Protect and Seal
Your wrought iron fence can rust away without you even realizing it. Weather conditions ranging from rain storms to humidity can cause iron fences to rust and be damaged. Check for any weeds are vines around your fence that may be scratching at your fence’s exterior. The best way to protect your wrought iron fence is to apply a coat of wax. If your fence is around your pool or any body of water, it is recommended to coat it with a protective sealant, which can be purchased at any hardware store.
Clean and Scrub
As with any type of fence, you have to clean a wrought iron fence regularly so you can maintain its appearance. Clean your fence by using warm water and soap/ dish detergent. You will have to scrub any hard to reach places or rusty spots with a toothbrush. After cleaning and scrubbing, rinse your fence with a hose and let it dry completely. Once it is finished drying, it will look like you just installed it!
Inspect and Fix
You should inspect your iron fence regularly to identify if it needs any repairs or needs a cleaning You should look for signs of rust, loose footings, cracks, or any other damage. If you have a painted iron fence, look for any parts that are chipping. The quicker you discover an issue, the easier it is to fix it.
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