4 Steps to Restore Rusty Wrought Iron Fence

A wrought iron fence can last for decades. Choose custom made high quality wrought iron fence designs for the sturdiest, safest, and most elegant option for your home. With proper care, your fence will look new and beautiful even after years of use. Restore metal fencing easily with these simple steps. Feel free to call our experienced staff at Master Iron with any of your restoration and installation questions.

Remove Old Paint and Rust

Before you can start the restoration, be sure to remove any rust or old paint. Use a paint scraper for all wrought iron fence designs. Don’t forget hard-to-reach areas like joints. Use coarse-grit sandpapers after. After you remove all rust from affected areas, go over again with a medium-grit sandpaper to smooth the surface.

Deal with the Rust

You might remove all rust, not just the gritty stuff, when restoring metal fencing. You don’t want the rust to spread and destroy your fencing. Use a commercial rust neutralize to scrub the fence. You can also use a natural solution of white vinegar and lemon juice if you want to avoid chemicals.


Next you need to use a rust-inhibiting primer. Cover the entire fence. Let it dry for several hours. Then apply at least two coats of rust-resistant paint. Be sure to cover all areas, even tight spots. Ensure that the paint is dry before applying a new coat

Regular Maintenance

After you have followed these simple steps, maintain your fence regularly. Wash with soapy water every six months. Add oil to any latches or springs. Buffer scratches with steel wool. Touch up any damaged areas regularly.

If you want a quality metal fence, contact Master iron. We have trained professionals ready to help you meet your fencing needs. Trust our staff. We look forward to hearing from you. Contact us.