Gate and Railing Finishes
Wrought iron work has traditionally been painted with a glossy black paint by hand, which is time consuming, and requires regular maintenance. We offer a variety of finishes on various products. Below you will find information on all the finishes avaialble across our ranges.
Bare metal - This means that your product will arrive with no coatings applied at all. We recommend that you coat it immediately. There are a variety of paints available from local hardware stores. This is the cheapest finish, but requires the most ongoing maintenance.
Zinc primed - We will apply a zinc based primer to your product. It will arrive as a silver colour. The zinc helps in the prevention of rust, you will need to give your product a top coat, typically people choose an exterior gloss paint.
Zinc primed and powder coating - powder coating is a durable finishing method for metals using a dry, powdered plastic that is heat-fused onto the surface. The zinc spray provides some protection against rust. This provides a fairly smooth finish and should give you a few years before you need to paint it.
Galvanizing and powder coating - powder coating is a durable finishing method for metals using a dry, powdered plastic that is heat-fused onto the surface. Galvanizing provides the best protection against rust on the market. Your metal gates and railings will be dipped into hot zinc, so that it penetrates the whole gate or railing. This is the most expensive option and galvanizing leaves the metal gates and railings with a rougher feel. Over time you may also find that the galvanizing begins to seep through the powder coating ( a silver grey colour), at this point some people choose to paint their metal gates and railings.
Please note however that rust is a natural effect on iron and any paints or coatings are only designed to slow down the process of rust, it is impossible to eliminate it forever. Therefore we do not offer any guarantee against rust, but if rust protection is very important to you, we would recommend that you opt for galvanizing.