What is the Best Way to Paint Wrought Iron Railing?

A wrought iron fence showcases sophistication while providing security for your home. Regular maintenance will help your metal fencing to last for years and years to come. From replacing and repairing metal fence posts to painting rusty fencing, you can enjoy your fence for a long time. Follow these simple tips to maintain your fence.

Painting Basics

Iron railings and fences can be susceptible to harsh weather, moisture, and wear-and-tear over time. You may need to refinish or repaint your railing. Rust can damage the structural integrity of your fence. When you need to maintain and paint your railing, be sure to follow these simple steps:

  1. Sandpaper – The first step involves removing any grit, rust, and loose paint from your railing. Don’t forget to remove rust from the metal fence posts and the nook and crannies. You may need a wire brush for some areas that are hard to reach. Wipe away the sand and debris. Use a tack cloth.
  2. Drop Cloth – Protect surfaces with drop cloth or newspaper. Use painter’s tape.
  3. Rust Proof – You need a rust-inhibiting primer. Apply first to the fence. Then spray the DTM paint. Avoid drips. Be sure to keep others away to prevent anyone from bumping into the wet paint. Follow instructions regarding paint setting.

Depending on how much rust you encounter and how much fencing you need to refinish, hiring professionals may save you a significant amount of time. Trained professionals ensure that your fence receives the best treatment, guaranteeing your fencing will last for many years to come.

Maintaining Your Fencing

Sometimes your fence needs more than a simple paint job. You might find that some areas have rusted entirely or that the posts are not secure. You might need to replace the entire gate or a section of your fence. A professional inspection can help you determine what you need to do to maintain your fence.

Master Iron Stairs and Fence provides the best most extensive wrought iron railings services for the Greater Toronto Area. Our experienced team specializes in timeless elegant ironwork for every homeowner. We can help replace and repair railings, gates, fences, grates, grills, and much more. Call us today.