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Frequently Asked Questions

What wood is best for driveway gates?

The two main types of hardwood used for gates are Iroko and European Oak. Iroko is a long lasting, stable and attractive wood that offers a fantastic lifespan, and European Oak is a denser wood that is very resistant to fungal and insect attacks, thanks to its high tannin content.

What kind of paint do you use on outside gates?

Most Durable Oil-based Paints Oil-based paints are good for painting outdoor metal furniture (Gates, Fences, and other metal patios) without any concern. Those paints are used pigments, alkyds, and sometimes plant oils to make them durable for metal surfaces.

How do you paint a wooden driveway gate?

Hints & Tips When Painting or Staining Wooden Gates

  1. Always Stain or Paint the Gates Prior to Installation. ...
  2. Paint all the Timber Surfaces at the Same Time. ...
  3. Always Follow the Grain of the Wood. ...
  4. Don`t Skimp on the Quality of the Preservative. ...
  5. Use a Quality Brush. ...
  6. Apply a Minimum of 2 Coats of Stain or Paint.

How do you protect a wooden gate?

Protect your gate by either staining or painting it. Some stains contain conditioners that help keep wood from drying out. Prime your wood gate before painting it. Tannins bleeding through is less of a problem in old wood gates than in ones made from fresh lumber, but primer is still necessary to help the paint adhere.

Where can I buy a wooden driveway gate?

1 Elvington Wooden Field Gate from £126.00 inc VAT 2 Drayton Square Top Wooden Driveway Gates | 0.95m High from £263.00 inc VAT 3 Quorn Wooden Driveway Gates from £270.00 inc VAT 4 Gloucester Wooden Driveway Gates | 3ft High from £328.00 inc VAT 5 Gloucester Wooden Driveway Gates | 4ft High from £329.00 inc VAT

What should I use to treat wooden gates?

We recommend the use of Sadolin or Cuprinol used as per manufacturers instructions. Hardwood bespoke Gates come un-treated and again we recommend Sadolin or Cuprinol used as per manufacturer’s instructions.

What kind of preservative to use on wood gates?

Please note, softwood bespoke gates will be supplied clear preservative treated, an additional coat of clear wood preservative will be required before finishing with paint or exterior wood stain. We recommend the use of Sadolin or Cuprinol used as per manufacturers instructions.

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