How To Restore Wrought Iron

Long Island Wrought Iron Restoration

Bobco Ornamental Iron has years of experience restoring wrought iron railings, gates, fences and more. Many across Long Island, New York turn to us for our expertise on wrought iron. Due to our years of experience working in this field, we have developed a reputation for our work. And our results speak for themselves. This is due to how we are able to restore wrought iron properly. As experts, we know the tricks of the trade.

In general, wrought iron offers corrosion resistance, which makes it perfect to use for fences, railings, and gates. However, after long periods of exposure to oxygen, the wrought iron will eventually start to corrode. When this happens, we can professionally restore these places and make them look like new again! And we know the steps as how to best get the job done. So let's take a look on how to best restore wrought iron. Get professional restoration services for wrought iron when you turn to Bobco!

Step 1: Preparation

To begin the process of restoring wrought iron, we will use a large bucket of water, a boiler suit, metal cutter, sponge and scrubber, rust-resistant primer. Then we will begin to prepare for the restoration. We will clean and remove any of the damaged parts of the fence, railing or gate. If necessary, we may need to cut out some parts if completely damaged. To do so we will use a metal cutter. Then we will inspect the surface with a coarse brush or wire brush and remove any flakey surfaces and smooth it out.

Step 2: Sandblasting

Once we prepare the surface, we will likely still need to do a little sandblasting. This is a quick and effective method to remove corrosion and rough surfaces and will make sure any larger areas are cleaned. Sandblasting uses abrasive particles and high pressures to smoothen a surface. We will make sure we apply this method appropriately, since there are different ways to operate it. Factors such as the surface and the size determine a lot. But the end goal is to smooth out the surface and not damage the remaining metal surface.

Step 3: Cleaning

Once the sandblasting is complete, we move to cleaning the surface. We will fill a bucket with water and mix it with dishwashing soap. Then, once that is stirred to our satisfaction, we will dip a coarse scrubber or brush into the mixture and thoroughly scrub the surface. This can be a time-consuming process, but an effective clean is vital to any restoration of wrought iron fences, gates or railings. When we are finished cleaning, we will allow the metal to dry. And when it is dry, we will rub to remove any other residue or flakes are remaining on the iron.

Step 4: Protection

The last stop of this process is the protection. Once we clean the wrought iron, we will apply a coat of rust-resistant primer on the metal and let it completely dry. By doing so, we are preventing any further weathering. Once this protective coat is applied, we will dust the metal pieces again before we start painting with rust-resistant paint.

When it comes to wrought iron, powder coating is a popular painting application. Powder coating, for the most part, involves painting the metal only in powder form. During this process, we apply the dry powder using an electrostatic force and then seal it with heating.

Powder coating is more expensive than your typical rust-resistant paint. However, it offers a tougher protective layer. Ultimately, this decision is up to you. We will use the material that you want so it fits into your budget.

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When it comes to the restoration of wrought iron, it is always best to leave that work to the professionals. The work we do speaks for itself. And we aim to make every project as affordable as possible. Once we restore the wrought iron, we recommend you regularly clean and maintain it. This way you aren't paying for a complete restoration again any time soon. For more information about our wrought iron restoration services, please reach out and request a quote.

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When you reach out, we can provide you with a no-obligation consultation. During this call, we can go over exactly what it is you want and how we can help. If possible, we can provide you with a fair and accurate estimate. So please, do not hesitate to reach out to us for the best wrought iron restoration services on Long Island, New York. Check out ALL of our great services. Get only the best when you turn to Bobco!