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3 Ways To Protect Your Ornamental Wrought Iron Fence

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When you have spent the money to invest in a beautiful wrought iron fence to enhance your home and yard, you want to make sure that you are doing everything possible to maintain that investment. You want it to look as good in ten years as it did the day you had it installed. It can be really easy to make sure that you are maintaining your fence well if you follow these steps. 

Inspect It

You should go through and check out your entire fence line a couple of times a year. You are looking to see if there are any plants growing up through or around your fence. If there is anything, you want to make sure that you remove it as quickly as possible. This is especially true of plants that tend to vine around things. Vining plants can really damage things because their tendrils and suckers are really sneaky and will find teeny tiny cracks that you didn't even know where there and will then slide right into them. Any cracks under the paint or in the fence that those tendrils get into will end up getting bigger, inviting more damage. 

Wash It

While you are inspecting it, or after you have, you want to wash your fence. All you need for this is a cloth, some water, and some mild soap. You may also want to keep a soft brush, like a soft bristle toothbrush, handy. If you see any rust on the surface of your fence, you should use that brush to scrub it off, because it can get under the paint or deep into the surface and cause serious damage. But if you clean it off quickly, there is less chance of anything bad happening. 

Coat It

There are a number of things that you can use to coat your fence. You want to do that because it will give your fence some added protection and help to keep things like rust or corrosion from getting a foothold and damaging your fence. One thing that you can use is a rust-inhibiting paint. You just apply it like any other paint, and the chemical components in it will help to keep rust from forming. You can also use the same kind of wax you use on your car. It will coat your fence and keep things from getting to it. 

If you have an ornamental fence, you want to keep it look as good as possible for as long as possible. For more tips, contact a local fencing company like Canyon  Fence Co