Wrought iron is produced from cast iron that is heated and purified, yielding a product that is very strong, yet can be welded and forged. Wrought iron's sturdiness and versatility make it a popular choice for decorative balusters and railings on staircases. A particularly ornate design might be more difficult to clean, but in general wrought iron is a durable, low-maintenance product.
Things You'll Need
- Soft cloth
- Furniture wax
- Steel wool
- Rust remover
Dust the wrought iron on a regular basis with a soft, lint-free cloth.
Wipe the wrought iron as needed with a damp cloth.
Rub rust stains with kerosene, letting it sit long enough to loosen stubborn stains. Scrub the rust with fine grade steel wool.
Use a commercial rust remover if necessary.
Apply a coating of furniture wax occasionally to maintain the finish.