Protect Your Metal Garden Fence This Summer!

Metal garden fences are a great investment for your garden and home! They offer durability, and can really add a classy look and style to your home. Once you’ve made this addition to your home it’s important to maintain the fence, to ensure that you get the most out of your investment. Here is a simple guide to help you take care of your metal garden fence.

Step 1 – Wash the Fence

Using high water pressure you can hose down the fence to remove any grime and build up over the seasons. If that doesn’t do the job, you can use soap to help speed up the process.

Step 2 – Remove Rust

If your fence is not new, then this should actually be your first step before washing the fence. You can remove rust by using any of the WD-40® products to help penetrate the rust allowing it to fall off on its own or by using a towel to wipe it off. A great product that removes and protects your metal garden fence is the WD-40® Specialist Water Resistant Silicone Lubricant.

Step 3 – Apply Primer

Choose a primer that is suitable for your metal garden fence. Also make sure that the primer you use has rust inhibitors in it to keep the gate free from rust.

Step 4 – Lubricate the Locks and Hinges

This is one of the most important steps and it is crucial to choose the right lubricant for it. You can use the same WD-40® Specialist Water Resistant Silicone Lubricant for lubricating the locks and hinges of your metal garden fence. It’s important to use the lubricant once a month to ensure that your fence will last for years to come!

Step 5 – Paint

The final step of the cleaning process is painting the metal garden fence. This step is not necessary to do every single time you clean your metal gate, once a year is enough. Make sure you choose a paint that is suitable for the kind of metal garden fence you have. Painting the gate will also provide it an extra coat of protection against rust.

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