The jail they are an essential part, in the facade of a house ... more if we live secluded or in a central area. The gates transmit security and confot at home; but being an outdoor item, the environment takes care of deteriorate them over time.
In order for these to last, they need a maintenance adequate ... also not be too decorous to have dirty and rusty grills. Taking care of our bars will avoid, in the long run, an unnecessary waste of paints and anticorrosives.
We must take special care in areas where there is a higher humidity index, in these places the bars will require greater attention.
In general, the weather agents like the rain, the wind, dust, cold or heat make the bars crack. In this way, the perfect thing would be to give them a specific treatment each 12 or 18 months.
It does not matter what material your bars are made of; the following steps, they are general for all types.
The materials What we will need, for the best care, will be:
- Aluminum oxide or electric delta sander
- Anticorrosive paint
- Paint for metal or synthetic varnish - matte or glossy finish according to your taste-
- Thin hair brush
To begin with, the first step is remove all paint from the bars; we will also get rid of the rust with the help of the aluminum oxide sandpaper or an electric sander. This is a long and tedious work, so it is not necessary to do it in a day.
It is best Take it easy, so that it is the best possible, giving greater durability to the bars. If we have too much oxide we can apply, in the most problematic areas, a neutralizer. We let it act and then it will be easier for us to get rid of the rust.
Once we have released the iron, lwe will impiate the bars with a rag; in this way we will remove the dust.
Now we will apply, to the whole surface and everywhere, a anti-corrosive coating. Let dry very well.
Finally and once dry, we will apply the paint for metals that we have selected. There is a great variety of tones and different finishes. We will choose the one we like the most and adapt to our needs.