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There are a few elements you may be thinking about when installing a given fence on your property, and one of these is customizing or beautifying your fence to make it both look and perform optimally. How you’ll do this will vary depending on the sort of fence material you’re utilizing, and a great example to consider here is a wrought iron fence. 

At Utah Fence Warehouse, wrought iron fences are just one of the numerous fence varieties we offer to clients around Layton and other parts of Utah, and we’re happy to assist with customizations or any related needs here as well. In this two-part blog series, we’ll go over a number of such considerations – today’s part one will focus on possible finishes you might use to benefit your wrought iron fence both practically and aesthetically, while part two will go into some other elements.

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Beeswax Finish

One of the most common and useful finishes you might select for your wrought iron fence is beeswax. This type of finish just involves applying a thin layer of wax around the entire fence surface, either by brush or spray gun, as this will help to provide protection and beauty in equal measure.

The advantages here are that it’s a fairly easy process, plus you can do it yourself without any special tools or equipment. It’s also easy to buff this finish and then scuff it to give it a natural, “forged metal” look that many people find quite attractive. Finally, beeswax finish also helps to protect your wrought iron fence from salt damage and other elements on a long-term basis as well. This makes it ideal for those who live in coastal regions or areas where the elements may be hard on metal surfaces.

Wax and Linseed Oil Finish

For those looking for a semi-transparent finish on their wrought iron fence, a wax and linseed oil blend can be an excellent choice. This type of finish is unique in that it will give the metal surface a more vibrant look while still providing some protection from the elements.

To apply this finish, you’ll first need to clean the metal with a mild soap solution or other rust-removing solution, then apply a thin layer of wax and linseed oil with a soft cloth. You’ll want to give it sufficient time to dry before buffing the finish with a clean cloth, as this will help ensure that it has set properly. Once complete, you’ll find that this type of wrought iron fence finish is both beautiful and durable.

Tinted Briwax Finish

Another unique option for your wrought iron fence is a tinted Briwax finish. This type of finish consists of a combination of beeswax and briwax, combined with pigments that are designed to give the metal an attractive color. The resulting product will be both durable and aesthetically pleasing, as it has both protective properties and aesthetic qualities.

As you can see, there are a number of options available when it comes to finishes for your wrought iron fence. Whether you’re looking for something that offers protection from the elements or more aesthetic benefits, there’s sure to be an option out there that can help you achieve the look and performance you desire.

In part two of our series, we’ll discuss a few more elements to consider for your wrought iron fence, so stay tuned. In the meantime, if you have any questions about finishes or other related aspects of customizing your wrought iron fence or any of our other fence types, don’t hesitate to reach out to Utah Fence Warehouse today!