Whether you are looking to make over the vinyl fence that surrounds your new property or seeking to upgrade your old vinyl fence, paint can be a great and easy way to transform its appearance. Painting a vinyl fence can be just as easy as staining or painting a wood fence. Here are some tips to make painting your vinyl fence as simple and frustration free as possible.
Gather Your Materials
Just like with any household project, start off by making sure that you have the right supplies for the job. Vinyl fencing is very smooth, so normal latex or oil-based paints will not stay consistently (or at all). You should look a epoxy-based paints, as they will properly stick to your vinyl fence. After you choose your paint, make sure that you have the right rollers and brushes to go with it for an even and beautiful application.
Prepare Your Vinyl Fence for Paint
Wood fences need preparation before painting, and vinyl fences are no different. Any dirt or grime that is stuck to the surface needs to be removed before your paint is applied. Clean off your vinyl fence with warm, soapy water and rinse it off. Make sure that your vinyl fence is completely dry before you attempt to paint it.
Vinyl fences need a coat of primer to ensure that epoxy-based paints will properly adhere to their surface. Exterior primers that are specifically designed for use on vinyl are your best choice here, as they will also protect your fence from any mold or mildew growth. Allow primer to dry completely before you start to paint the vinyl fence.
Paint Your Vinyl Fence
The next step is to actually paint your vinyl fence. You can use a paint sprayer, brushes, or rollers for an even application. Make sure that you let the paint dry completely before applying more coats and sealant. Once the last coat of paint has dried and you are happy with the result, protect your hard work with a high gloss sealant. Sealant will protect your vinyl fence from the elements and protect the paint from cracking or fading.
Hercules Fence Can Help Make Over Your Vinyl Fence
Ready to give your fence a new look? Hercules Fence has extensive experience in repairing and constructing fences made out of any and every material. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they’re residential or commercial, for the right price. Give us a call at 757-316-3600 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and keep in touch, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.