Iron Gate Maintenance
Written by craig braddick

Wrought Iron Gate Maintenance

Maintenance is essential to keep your wrought iron gate to keep looking its best.  Read on to learn more.


When your wrought iron gate gets dirty, the best way to clean it is to apply a mild soap and water mixture using a soft cloth. Afterward, rinse it with clean water. Avoid using abrasive products on the gate, as they can strip away the outer finish which helps prevent rust.

Getting Rid Of Rust

Scrub with steel wool to remove all the corrosion you can, then apply a mixture of vinegar and water to the area to eliminate the rest and prevent more from forming.


You’ll need to cover it again with a rust-resistant finish or wax. For best results, the product should be reapplied regularly. You might also choose to paint your iron gate; in this case, use an outdoor primer before you apply the paint to make it last longer. Look for paints made specifically for metal surfaces; these products can be applied with a brush or a spray nozzle for even coverage.

Another Way To Clean

Mix a mild detergent with warm water in a bucket. Wash the piece with a sponge or power-wash using the mixture. For intricate pieces, use a small nylon scrubbing brush to tackle every crevice. Rinse the surface thoroughly and dry with a clean towel.


Choose a spray primer with rust-proof properties for easier application. Apply at least two coats for maximum protection. After the gate is prepared, touch it up with paint. Enamel paint is best-suited for iron. Like you did with the primer, apply at least two coats of spray paint. Your wrought iron gate will look as good as new once it dries.


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