Experience has shown that utilizing the strength of steel tube makes for the best overall job. Fine architectural forge work is also available, producing an elegant gate at a reasonable cost.

We prefer a natural iron finish on ornamental gates, which requires a three-step process:

The completed panel is sandblasted to remove all mill scale, weld spatter, etc

The panel is acid washed, then rinsed, several times

Acrylic clear-coat is applied, several coats in thickness, to preserve the finish

Of course, iron gates can be painted as well, but the proper job requires sandblasting beforehand.

All steel work is epoxy coated after fabrication using the following process:

Sandblast or Chemical

DeVoe Bar-rust 235 primer

DeVoe Devran 229 top coat

The product is expensive, but has proven itself in saltwater marine use.