Iron wrought gates are a great way to improve the aesthetics of your property and modernise the landscape without breaking the bank. After all, they are subtly chic and simply scream professionalism. With this said, neglecting maintenance responsibilities can result in the development of rust, especially if you leave your gates to fend for themselves. Here are a few ways you can prevent rust from occurring…


Sometimes rust develops underneath general dirt and grime which means that you don’t notice it until it is too late. In order to prevent this you should regularly clean your iron wrought gates with warm soapy water and a sponge in order to get rid of any unwanted grime and bird droppings. You could even check out a treatment like this shot peening process, which can be done to strengthen the metal. But it’s up to you if you decide to do this. However, just cleaning the gates with warm soapy water will hopefully be enough to help stop rust developing. After this you can inspect the gates thoroughly for any signs of rust development and take action before the rust is left to spread.


You can remove early developed rust from your gates by using sandpaper however it is important that you don’t over do it and damage the actual metal. Sanding down rust is a great way to remove the very top layer, which is what makes rust look so unsightly, and help restore your gates to their former glory.


One way you can prevent rust from taking hold is by applying a primer than contains rust inhibitors. Usually two coats are applied in order to maximise the effectiveness of the primer however it is important that you allow the first coat to dry completely before you apply the second one, otherwise the primer will not work.

Here at Cheshire Metalcraft we like to think that our range of iron wrought gates are some of the best on the market. From swinging to sliding, there is no better way to modernise your property and by adopting our rust prevention methods you can be certain that your gates will last for many years to come. Get in contact with the best gates in Manchester today to find out more information!