Monday, August 29, 2011

Paint A New Chain Link Fence

Painting your chain link fence will protect it from weather elements.

Chain link refers to a woven series of galvanized steel wires that form sheets to be used as fencing. A new unpainted chain link fence is silver in color due to the steel wires. You can paint new chain link with barely any effort to make it a more decorative color. The chain link fence can be painted any color of aluminum paint that you want and it will not only dress it up a bit, but also protect it from rust and corrosion caused by weather. Does this Spark an idea?


1. Slide a drop cloth under the fence so it protects the ground on either side.

2. Fill a roller tray with aluminum paint in your chosen color.

3. Dip a long nap roller into the paint and roll the excess paint off of it. Run the roller over the fence, pressing the roller into bends and corners where the links join.

4. Keep dipping the roller into paint and applying it to the fence until the side you are working over is covered with paint.

5. Go around to the other side of the fence and paint it in the same way.

6. Let the paint dry according to the directions and pull out the drop cloth and dispose of it.

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