How to Care for Wrought Iron Fencing
Wrought iron fencing has a unique beauty and can maintain that beauty for many years. That is as long as they are kept property maintained. Rust is the most important aspect that needs to be taken care of. If it’s let go unchecked, rust can impact the structural integrity of your wrought iron fencing and cause it to deteriorate.
Here’s what you should know about caring for your wrought iron fencing and preventing it from rust:
- Stop Plant Growth. Keep weeds and other plants from growing on your fence to prevent against too much humidity. It’s especially integral to prevent thorny or prickly bush and vine growth as even small scratches can encourage rust.
- Prevent with a Protective Covering. Add a protective coating of car wax or market-specific water repellent spray as directed by manufacturer’s recommendations to prevent moisture from seeping in.
- Clean. Keep your wrought iron fencing looking beautiful with regular scrub downs whenever you notice dirt accumulation. This can be done with a simple warm water and dish soap mixture.
- Repair Where Rusted. If you do notice rust, then it’s important to remove it as soon as possible. Use a fine grit sandpaper or wire brush to scratch the rust off. Once removed, use paint, wax, or a protective spray to further protect your wrought iron fencing.