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The maintenance of iron gates is one of the most difficult works around the house. Regardless of whether there is a large metal gate or small garden gates around your home, you can work all day long. Repairing gates is closely related to maintenance. Rust starts to appear without it and paint comes off. That is why it is so important to thoroughly clean the gates at the beginning of maintenance work, so you will not have to worry about it for several months. Thanks to the WD-40 multifunctional product,  your gates will be protected for  6 months.  

Below you will find a list of tools that you may need and a few helpful tips. 

Necessary tools 

  • Cordless drill with brush cap 
  • Hat-shaped brush 
  • wire brush
  • Brushes in various sizes 
  • Sandpaper 

Tip # 1

Use a cordless drill and brushes

Using a drill without a cable makes it easy to move it from one place to another. However, different sizes of brushes will allow you to clean both large and small surfaces. 

Start with a hat-shaped brush and remove rust from visible spots. Change brushes to reach all, even those hard to reach places. Spray the surface with WD-40 multifunctional  and wipe with a cloth to get rid of dirt and grease. Once again use WD-40 and let it dry. Finally, apply a fresh coat of paint that will act as the next protective layer. 

Note:  You may have heard that vinegar and baking soda are effective products in the fight against rust. However, in this case it would take a lot of time. 

Tip # 2

Use sandpaper

Fixing gates becomes faster. However, it still requires a lot of time because you do it yourself. Use sandpaper to even the surface of the door. You must use the strength of your muscles for this. After an hour or so, you can see the holes in the gate. Refill with metal filler and proceed for further cleaning. Apply WD-40 to it , as it was described above.

painting

Often, it is the flaking paint that is the reason for the appearance of rust. To protect against this, you can use a special paint that has been created to protect against rust. After cleaning the gates, apply a thin layer of the appropriate paint. 

· Applying metal paint

First, cover the so-called primer that will stop rust. Remember to put all the holes on it well. Use a toothbrush, so you can easily get to any hard to reach places. At the end, spray the gate with a layer of varnish. F

Sanding

Do you think you can not do it alone? If so, you can always hire professionals. However, it is not such a difficult task, and hiring a specialist costs a lot. Cleaning companies use specialized means, but you still have WD-40. Thanks to this preparation, the rust will not return for a long time.

How to maintain metal gates?

Below you will find a few tips that will not bother rust for a long time, and you will not need to repair the gates:

Tip # 1

Precautions

Factors such as humidity or rain can be dangerous for metal garden gates. There are a few things you can do to protect them: 

  • Apply a layer of wax 
  • Cover the gates during rain 
  • Apply a protective agent coat 
  • After removing the rust, use WD-40 

Tip # 2

Paint the goal

As it was described above, a protective layer in the form of a special paint should be applied. It acts as a barrier between air and iron. This reduces the level of oxidation, and the gate simply looks better. 

Tip # 3

Clear the gate

If the gate is large, clean it with dishwashing liquid. Use a brush to clean all corners and cloths to dry the gate. Finally, spray it well with WD-40. 

Tip # 4

Regularly check the goal

Peeling paint, rust, cracks, loose screws, protruding cables (if the gate is opened electrically) are the things you should pay attention to. If you notice protruding cables, use WD-40 to cover them with a protective layer of moisture that appears on the electrical parts.  

Tip # 5

Repair the bent elements 

It may be outside of your possibilities, but if you have soldering irons, you will be able to deal with it yourself. All you need to do is heat the distorted element and gently set it back. 

Tip # 6

Repair rusty  places

Do you care for a quick repair? Use a wire brush and remove rust. Spray cleaned surfaces with WD-40, protecting against further spreading of rust. Finally, paint the gate. 

We already know our ways. Repairing gates with the WD-40 box on hand is not really that difficult. 

You can find more of these tips on our blog.

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