Some Northern, VA homeowners are reviving their old chain-link fencing to prolong the life of their fence and to improve the look and value of their home. Galvanized chain-link fencing through the years can tend to rust from the wind, rain, and extreme temperatures.
By simply preparing the fence surface properly and painting, you can make an old chain-link fencing look new again. Do not attempt to spray paint your fence because you will waste a lot of paint to overspray. Use a paintbrush on the posts and a long nap roller for the chain link.
Prepare Fence Surface
- Use a weed trimmer or grass clippers to trim the grass underneath your chain-link fence in Northern, VA.
- Use a wire brush and remove as much rust as possible. Brush the poles and both sides of the chain-link fencing.
- Using a power washer, remove any debris from the fence.
- Let fence dry completely.
- Lay plastic or cardboard underneath the fence pushing the grass underneath the plastic or cardboard so you can reach the bottom of the fence. Apply a rust-stopping spray to any rusted areas. Coat any rusty areas of the fence with an oil-based primer made for metal. Use a long nap roller. Let the primer dry according to the primer paint manufacturer’s instructions.
- Take a long nap roller and begin rolling metal paint on the fence. Metal paint is designed specifically for painting metal surfaces, but you can also use acrylic paint if you can’t find metal paint in your specific By using a long nap roller, it will help paint the other side of the fence at the same time.
- Continue to paint the length of the chain-link fence, moving the cardboard as you go along. Paint from the top to the bottom of the fence getting as close to the bottom as you can possibly If needed, use a paintbrush to get near the ground and beside the poles.
- After you finish one side, move the cardboard to the other side, pushing the grass beneath it. Paint any part of the fence that was left unpainted with the long nap roller. Touch up any missed areas around the ground or the pole with a paintbrush.
- Allow the paint to dry.
Hal Co Fence is a premier fence and deck contractor serving the Northern, VA area since 1981. If you have any questions about chain-link fencing or other types of fences, decks, or other outside projects that you would like to gain more information about, call the experts at Hal Co.