Removing Rust from Iron Gates06/24/2014 Back To Blog
Sometimes, no matter how hard we try to perform maintenance service, things just don’t go our way. They often say that prevention is always better than the cure, but there are times when it simply can’t be helped – take wrought iron gates for instance. You can install fancy and more convenient technology for it such as a gate remote, and you don’t have to worry too much about maintenance because it has a tendency to last even if you pay very little attention to it.
Unfortunately, even with all of those advantages
iron tends to rust quite easily – which is more often than not a deal breaker. It is a shame as gates that use this material are still far more efficient and convenient than most other types (such as the material used for roll up gates). All you need to do is learn exactly how to deal with rust. Here is a fool proof solution to remove rust from iron gates.
Use sand paper on the rusted areas, and paint over them
If you were planning to paint your gates anyway, this is basically hitting two birds with one stone. First, what you need to do is to sand the rusted areas; making sure to be very thorough. If you don’t get rid of it completely then it will not take long before it spreads again. Afterward it is simply a matter of washing and rinsing. Once the area is dry, you can begin priming, and then painting.
You do not have to paint the whole thing if you don’t want to, but it is always a good idea to paint this type of gate every now and then as it keeps swing gate hinges from rusting. Utilizing sandpaper is always the best method for dealing with rust, especially for iron. It is also quite easy to do so you don’t have to worry about putting in too much effort.