Bringing Out the Beauty of Your Wrought Iron Specialty Fence | Chantilly VA

Metal work is a craft and each piece is a unique interpretation of a specific vision. When choosing a specialty fence to truly accent your home or commercial building, consider wrought iron. As with woods and other fine materials, ironwork needs a finish that brings out its true beauty and depth and also displays the craftsmanship that went into the piece. Finishes for ironwork can range from the industrial to the delicate. Here are some ideas and suggestions on which finishes can truly bring out the best appearance from your ironwork fence.

Suggested Finishes

Bees Wax Finish: This method includes heating the metal until it is almost too hot to touch with bare hands. The wax is then applied in light coats and allowed to dry. One this process is finished and the metal is cooled, the finish can be buffed and then scuffed to enhance the natural metal forged look.

Tinted Briwax Finish: The process of applying this finish is similar to the one outlined above. The added tint can highlight the natural finish but add color and depth to the metal work. A brownish tint can add a patina like appearance while protecting the iron work from the damaging elements.

Wax and Linseed Oil Finish: When applied correctly, this finish leaves a lustrous semi-transparent look to the iron work. This finish can be buffed and waxed for added protection after the right texture and color is achieved. This type of finish is durable and can withstand harsh indoor and outdoor elements. Tints can be added to this finish as well, giving the iron work a beautifully custom appearance.

For more information on ironwork finishes, contact us the experts with Beitzell Fence. They offer a wide range of fencing for your home or commercial needs. For 28 years, Bietzell Fence has proudly served Northern Virginia and the surrounding areas.


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