Vinyl is one of the most durable fencing materials on the market and requires little time or energy to maintain it. Although sometimes the basic white color of vinyl fencing can get boring after a while. To improve the look of your fencing, all you have to do is paint which can be an easy and time efficient process. There are simple tips to follow to paint your vinyl fence.
Check Your Paint and Clean
Vinyl fencing has a very slick and smooth surface, so the only paint that sticks to it is epoxy-based products. Oil or latex-based paints will stick initially, but will just end up peeling off your vinyl fence. Once you pick the perfect color epoxy-based paint, you need to clean your fence thoroughly. Washing your fence with soap and water to get rid of dirt and grime. Rinse your vinyl fence with a hose then let it dry completely before applying primer.
Make Sure It is Primed and Ready
It is crucial that you apply a layer of primer to ensure that your top layer of paint doesn’t crack or bubble. Make sure to use a primer product that is designed for vinyl products and is mold and mildew resistant. Wearing gloves, apply a layer of primer with a roller for larger areas and brush for trickier, smaller areas. If you have the luxury to get a paint sprayer, use it to apply primer to get the job done more quickly compared to a roller. Let the primer dry before applying paint to your vinyl fence.
Paint and Seal
Using the same method for your primer, begin to apply paint to your vinyl fence. Allow paint to dry in between layers and before you apply the sealer. Make sure all layers are even before applying a new one to your fence. Once you have applied your final layer of paint and it is dry, you can coat your vinyl fence with a layer of high-gloss sealant. Your sealer will protect your fence from the element and make sure the paint doesn’t crack or fade.