How to Remove Wrought Iron Railings From Cement


Wrought iron railings give a nostalgic look to a home's patio stairway or a vintage fence. However, if wrought iron railings are not painted on a regular basis, they quickly rust. Rusted wrought iron railings may give way if someone leans on them, which can lead to a fall. Sometimes, wrought iron railings simply do not complement a remodeled home exterior and must be replaced. Remove rusted or outdated wrought iron railings from cement to give your home a new look.

Things You'll Need

  • Screwdriver
  • Reciprocating saw
  • Orbital sander
  • Remove any fasteners that secure the wrought iron railing to your house siding. Usually, you will locate brackets screwed into the house. Unscrew the brackets with a screwdriver.

  • Cut off each support post level with the concrete footer with a reciprocating saw equipped with a metal cutting blade.

  • Sand the surface of the footer with an orbital sander to remove the rust stains left by the wrought iron railing.

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