In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at one particular area of customization that’s often utilized for wrought iron fence setups: Various finishing options, from beeswax to tinted Briwax and several others. However, it’s important to note that finish is just one piece of this puzzle – there are several additional themes to consider for personalizing a wrought iron fence as well.
At Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re happy to offer the very best selection of wrought iron fences and other fence materials for clients around Layton and other parts of Utah. Today’s part two of our series will go over some additional customization elements for a wrought iron fence, including some that are directly related to your finish and others that are not.
Cleaning the Fence
Both immediately after the finish has been applied and then generally over the life of the fence, it’s important to clean the fence regularly. This helps keep dirt and debris from collecting on the surface of your fence, allowing you to enjoy a cleaner look and an easier time with any maintenance or repairs that may be necessary. It also helps to ensure that whatever finish was applied isn’t degraded too quickly due to build up of dirt or other materials.
Cleaning a wrought iron fence is very easy and can be done with soap, water, and a sponge. If there’s any buildup of debris that’s particularly stubborn, you may need to use abrasive cleaning materials such as steel wool or use a power washer. Just make sure to do so carefully – too much pressure from the power washer can damage the surface of your fence.
Another key element of preserving the look and lifespan of your wrought iron fence is to treat it with a rust inhibitor, preferably one that’s specifically designed for wrought iron fences. This type of treatment helps to preserve the protective finish applied to your fence, protecting against corrosion caused by rain or other moisture.
It also helps maintain the color of the finish, allowing you to enjoy the same look as when your fence was first installed for years to come. When selecting a rust inhibitor, make sure you read about its specific ingredients to ensure that it’s safe for wrought iron.
Finials, Scrolls Or Other Decorative Elements
Finally, you can customize the look of your fence even further through the addition of wrought iron finials, scrolls or other decorative elements. These items not only add to the aesthetic value of your fence but also provide additional structural support for any areas that are particularly prone to pressure or strain such as gates or entryways.
At Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re proud to offer our clients a diverse range of beautiful wrought iron fencing materials, from simple and elegant styles to more intricate options. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you customize the perfect wrought iron fence for your home or business.
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