When purchasing your gates and railings, there are three options available on the finish of the metalwork:
Option 1 - Red Primer Paint
Option 2 - Galvanised
Option 3 - Galvanised and Powder Coat Painted
Red Primer Paint is a primer specifically made for ferrous metals. It adds a layer of protection to your gates and also prepares your gates for further coats of paint. Please note, this is not a finish coat of paint and gates will have to be painted as soon as possible following installation.
Galvanising is a process in which the gates are coated in a layer of zinc - a process which involves dipping the gates into a bath of molten Zinc. This will protect the iron from rust and corrosion. Gates that are galvanised will be free from corrosion for up to 70 years and have a silver / grey finish.
Powder coating is a painting process by which galvanised steel is electrostatically coated in a powder form paint which is then heated to about 200 degrees to fuse into a protective layer. This leaves the gates with an attractive and durable finish that will last a very long time. Gates can be powder coated in a variety of colours; however it is important to note that this process can only be conducted on galvanised products.
Galvanising and powdercoating combined form the ultimate barrier to protect your gates against the elements leaving you with a product that has great longevity.