When taken care of properly, vinyl-coated chain link fences look really great. They looks a little classier and nicer than your typical untreated chain fence. If your vinyl on your fence has gotten a little scuffed up over the years, you can easily restore it to its former glory.
Clean Your Fence
The first thing you need to do is clean your fence. You can only clean the scuffed areas if you like; however, it is often easier to just clean the whole fence all at once.
You can quickly clean your chain link fence by spraying it down with a pressure washer or a hose. If your fence is really dirty, however, you may need to scrub it down first with some car washing soap and a large brush before you rinse it off.
After you clean your fence, let it dry before moving on to the next step.
Sand The Rough Areas
Once your fence is dry, you need to walk along your chain link fence and identify the areas that have become scuffed over time or where rust has begun to take hold.
After you have identified the scuffed and rusted areas, go back over them with some 120-grit sandpaper. The sandpaper should help remove any rust from your fence. It should also help remove any loose paint chips from the scuffed areas. Additionally, sanding your fence will help give the affected areas a little bit of texture for the paint to hold onto.
Paint The Rough Areas
You only need to repaint over the rough areas. You have two different paint options; you can purchase a can of paint specifically designed for plastic, or you can purchase a spray can. Just make sure the paint you purchase is specifically designed for plastic surfaces.
If you use a can of paint, you'll also need to get a paint tray and brush. Apply one coat as evenly as you can over each affected area.
If you use the spray paint, all you need to do is cover up any nearby vegetation so that it doesn't get paint on it, then just point the can at the affected areas and spray away. Work in sweeping motions back and forth to get the best coverage.
Let the paint sit overnight, and then inspect your work and see if you missed any area. If the paint looks too thin or you missed a few spots, you can apply a second coat to your gate. For more information about fence care, contact a fencing representative such as Albemarle Fence Co Inc.Share
1 December 2015
Installing a fence around your business can improve the level of security, but it can take away from the appearance. How can you install a fence without causing your business to look like a prison yard? My blog will show you several options to consider. I will show you how to dress up the average chain-link fence so you can have an affordable increase in security without having the business look as if it is a part of a prison system. You will find information that will help you maintain the fence you choose and keep it looking as good as it does the day it is installed.