How To Paint A Wrought Iron Railing

By: Dave Tingle

If you have a wrought iron railing that needs freshening up, here are a couple of tips to help make the project a little easier.

As for the paint to be used, I like to use the “All Surface Enamel” from Sherwin Williams, whether indoors or out. I prefer the high-gloss finish for wrought iron.

First, take a little sandpaper or a sanding sponge and scuff the surface. Then wipe off the surface with a damp rag to remove all dust. If inside, I like to apply the paint with a mini roller and brush off the excess paint with a basic multi-purpose nylon brush. If the railing is outside, sand the surface and wipe off the surface with a damp rag. If there is rust on the railing, Rust-Oleum should be used for maximum adhesion and coverage. When painting outside, spray painting will be the fastest way to get the job done.

In either case, making sure that the surface is clean and dry, is very important.

Good Luck!


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