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How To Clean Your Wrought Iron Fence And Railings

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This wrought iron fence maintenance guide will show you how to properly protect, clean, and repair your fence and railings.

It’s no secret that wrought iron fences are some of the most beautiful fences available. If you’ve opted for an ornamental wrought iron fence or railings to enhance your home’s curb appeal, you should also know how to maintain the material. This wrought iron fence maintenance guide will show you how to properly protect, clean, and repair your fence, railings, and furniture.

Protect Your Fence

The biggest problem homeowners with wrought iron fences have to face is rust. With that in mind, you have to know how to properly protect your wrought iron fence from the elements. Make sure that there aren’t any spiky or prickly vines that are attaching themselves to your wrought iron fence. Even the smallest scratch could promote rusting that spreads along your fence. You have a few protective coats you can choose from. You can use either car wax, paint, or a water repellent to keep moisture away from the iron.

Clean Thoroughly

Cleaning your wrought iron fence is even more simple than sealing it. When cleaning your fence, railings, and/or furniture, all you need is warm, soapy water and a rag. You can easily scrub away rust spots with a toothbrush or any other small cleaning brush. When finished cleaning your wrought iron fence, rinse with water and allow to dry. After it dries, check the rust spots out again to see how they are holding up.

Rust Repair And Remedies

Rust removal and repair is a little bit more involved than the other steps of your fence repair. If you find a rust spot that can’t simply be scrubbed off, you should call a professional fencing company to see how bad the damage truly is. If they have ways to work around the rusting, you can salvage your fence. If not, they might need to replace the section of the fence that is beyond repair. Wrought iron fences are certainly beautiful, but they come with their fair share of required maintenance.


When you are ready for a residential or commercial fence that will meet the security and aesthetic needs of your family home or business, trust the experts at Hercules Fence.  For more information and to learn how we can meet your custom fencing needs, contact Hercules Fence online or give us a call at 800-395-9597. We will ensure your investment serves your family for years to come! For updates and to see projects we’re working on, visit us on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest.

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