This section of the website looks at the variety of paint finishes we are able to supply our products with. Please note that If you want a particular finish that is not shown simply contact us for advice and we will see if we are able to help.
To prevent oxidization of the metal prior to the top coat of paint being applied (and to aid adhesion of the finished paint surface) many of our products are supplied as standard in black primer.
It is therefore important to understand this is not the final finish (as primer it is not designed to be exposed to the elements for prolonged periods of time.) As such we always recommend that all gates, fencing or railings are painted with a minimum of 2 coats of hardwearing exterior grade paint prior to exposure to the elements.
Please note we do not consider chip and marks to the primer as damage. Any missing areas should be simply touched up in preparation for the final coat.
If you are unsure of the best method of painting the metal please read the following guidelines.
As the name suggest the process of wet painting involves the pre primed gates being dipped in a bath of top coat paint and hung up to dry. This is a cost effective way of achieving a final finish without having to apply the paint on a DIY basis prior to installation.
If ordering this finish please be aware that rust can still occur if the surface becomes damaged or is not maintained in the correct manner. As such we do not consider surface corrosion as a manufacturing fault and will not offer any replacement if a claim is made.
For improved levels of protection against the elements you can specify any of our available designs with the option of a zinc plated (electro galvanised) and powder coated paint finish. Whilst this is more expensive than primer the reduced maintenance and painting times makes this finish popular with homeowners who don`t not have time or do not wish to be painting gates fencing or railings on a regular basis.
If specifying this type of finish you should be aware that over time the condition of the paint will start to deteriorate and as a result will eventually need to be protected from the elements with a fresh coat of paint.