How to Restore an Antique Wrought Iron Bed Frame?

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Antique iron bed frames were first made during the 1850s, handmade and intricately detailed. However, after World War I, iron bed frames were able to be mass produced thanks to cost-effective iron production revolutions. These antique iron bed frames vary in value based on the level of detail, age, previous ownership, manufacturer and current condition.
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1. Go over rusted areas with a steel bristled brush, scrubbing vigorously so that rust flakes off. 2. Sand the surface of the bed frame using medium grit sand paper. 3. Spray on phosphoric
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One might purchase iron bed frames online from the American Iron Beds website. The website has a variety of iron bed frames that can be used to fit any type of mattress.
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If the bed frame has a glossy finish now, then you would need to lightly sand it before spray painting in either a glossy or matte finish. If it is a matte finish now, then just spray
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It's probably a day bed mattress. Serta makes them as well as other manufacturers. If it is an antique and you find a regular day bed mattress doesn't fit the bill, you can order
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The only way to fix an antique bed frame is to have it welded.back together. After it has been welded, you can touch the spot up with some paint. Iron is hard to repair.
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