Overcome Rust and Wear with a Wrought Iron Repair Service in Studio City
April 24, 2019
Wrought Iron fences and gates can look fantastic when they are first put in, and many homeowners buy these items because they look so good in a showroom. However, exposed to the elements, iron gates can quickly fade, and they may become discolored or even start to corrode due to water damage. If your fences are suffering from these problems, then you will need some assistance in getting the matter fixed as quickly as possible. At Lighthouse Painting Contractors Inc., we offer wrought iron repair services for Studio City residents.
Damaged and Corroded Iron Railings and Gates
Iron is a very tough metal that looks great and will endure for many years. However, over time painted surfaces on iron fittings can become worn, and where the iron is exposed to the atmosphere, it becomes rusty and starts to corrode. The chief cause of trouble with iron railings is exposure to water. That causes rust to turn painted wrought iron into orange-brown metal which litters the pavement and garden with rust flakes. The only way to prevent this is to have the iron railings repaired and repainted with water-resistant materials.
Steps to Repairing Iron Fences
The first step to getting your fences back to a good condition is to remove flaking paint and the rust surface of the iron. The fences need to have a clean, flat surface which can be painted in order to preserve the repair. New paint applied directly onto old paint and corroded railings will not work. The repair of the metalwork includes roughening the surface with sandpaper, known as ‘keying’. This cleaning process also removes any dirt and debris on the surface of the railings. Once the fence is back to a good condition, we can then protect it more by applying a new layer of paint.
Get Expert Help with This Service
If you need some assistance with cleaning up your fences and wrought iron repair in Studio City, then Lighthouse Painting can help you. We have more than a decade’s worth of experience in painting homes and external property, and work with homeowners/contractors to make sure that our projects are finished at the first attempt. Our team can work with you to make sure that your wrought iron items are cleaned and repainted to a high standard. To arrange an evaluation and quote, call us at (818) 534-8260 today.