For steel gates there is the option of painting or powder coating to obtain a variety of decorative finishes.
Hot Dip Galvanizing by itself is a long lasting and cost effective means of protecting steel from corrosion. Initially your galvanized gate will have a shiny silver finish which will fade slightly once exposed to the elements over time. If you require a specific colour, you can easily have your galvanized gate painted or powder coated.
Paint coatings may be applied soon after galvanizing. As with all protective treatments of steelwork, it is of great importance that preparation of the galvanized surface is correctly carried out. Paint, for example such as Hammerite can be used for decorative purposes to suit your own taste.
Powder coating is another method of adding decoration by baking coloured powder onto your galvanized gate. Like galvanizing, it is carried out under carefully controlled conditions in a factory.
Coloured stain or specific wood paints are used to colour wood, or varnishes to give a more natural appearance.