Care Tips for your Fence
Now that you have your new fence installed here are a few tips on keeping it looking new. All iron fences need maintenance!
- Maintain at least 2 inch gap under the bottom of the fence. Fence on top of the rocks cause chipping and damage which will ultimately lead to rusting.
- If doing new landscaping make sure that there are no dings or chips and if there are, touch them up.
- Keep fence from direct exposure to constant watering such as sprinklers, bubblers or other landscape water.
- Salt water pools and the water in them can be corrosive to iron fencing. Keep salt water away from fence as much as possible.
When touch up is needed
- Rust starts with light discoloration typically on the bottom of the fence.
- For light discoloration, wipe the area down with mineral spirts. Make sure its thoroughly clean. Then touch up with spray can of matching color. We can supply the correct color.
- For an area that flaking and rust is already coming thru you must do the following;
- Scape off the flaking area with a scraper or putty knife.
- Take #120 grit sandpaper and sand the area until smooth exposing the raw metal.
- Apply a rust inhibitor, Rust Block at Home Depot works well. Then spray with a Rust-oleum primer. Follow with the fence color. Allow each step to dry in between coats.