Thursday, January 10, 2013

Protect Commercial Cast Iron Furniture

Decorative cast iron

The history of cast iron dates back to 513 BC when the Chinese pioneered the first primitive furnace hot enough to bring iron to its melting point (1528 degrees Celsius). The casting process lends itself well to mass production, enabling modern manufacturers to produce affordable cast iron outdoor furniture. Although the properties of cast iron allow for durability when exposed to the elements, some special care must be taken to protect cast iron furniture. Does this Spark an idea?


1. Apply a coat of rust-inhibiting paint from a spray can. Shake the can vigorously and spray paint evenly over furniture from a distance of 10 inches. Allow to dry per the directions on the paint can.

2. Apply a clear coat from a spray can, using the same method of application as the spray paint. Allow to dry.

3. Apply a thin coat of liquid car wax to cast iron furniture twice yearly to further prevent rust and chipping. Squeeze a small amount of car wax onto a soft cloth and rub into the furniture. Allow the wax to dry, then buff with a clean soft cloth.

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