The Upper BarsThe first part to paint in the exterior iron fences should always be the upper bars. The homeowner should use a number of quick brush strokes to achieve this. They should paint the bars from the top rail, and ensure that they paint all the way around it. If there is a finial topping the bar, they should first paint the finial, then down the bar, before painting up from the rail.
The Upper RailThis is the second part to paint. The homeowner should paint outwards from the base of each bar. They should ensure that the paint is continuous. They should also paint the underside of this rail.
The Middle BarFor the middle bars, it is always important to ensure that you paint each bar first before moving to the next one. Use downward strokes to brush around the bar as well as down each bar. After this, paint the bar upwards from the lower rail.
The Bottom barsEach bar should brushed downwards from the bottom rail. The paint should be evenly distributed all around the bars.
The Bottom RailThe same procedure that was used for the upper rail should be followed with this rail. The homeowner or professionals should paint outwards from the base of each bar. The paint should be continuous all through for a better finish. After this, they should paint the underside of the rail.
Most exterior iron fences are very simple as they are made of these parts only. However, there are others that are made from wrought iron which has been bended and fashioned into intricate designs. Painting such fences is usually a bit more difficult. There may be crevices and points where the paint brush will not reach. For such areas, it is always better to use a spray paint. For best results, use a very light coat in order to prevent any drips. Use a brush to immediately get rid of any overspray. For fences that are made from wrought iron, it is always recommended that the spray painting part is down before the brush painting parts.
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