Repainting & Repairing Paint & Finish On Chain Link Fencing

Keeping your chain link fence looking brand new and rust-free does not have to be complicated or expensive. There are many articles offering various tips for repainting or repairing coatings on chain link fencing. Still, Chain Link Fittings makes it simple by providing a collection of touch-up aerosol paints to keep your chain link fence looking as good as new. This article compiles the tips and tricks for repainting and repairing the coating on your chain link fence.

Repainting and Repairing

The vinyl coating and galvanized finish on chain link fences are meant to last a long time; however, depending on use, the posts, gate frames, and hardware may be subjected to more than the usual wear and tear. Rather than replace parts of the chain link fence, you can easily repaint a part or repair a small section of, say, a post that has been worn through due to the closure being used often.

To repaint and repair, you will need four things: the touch-up paint primer, the touch-up paint that matches the coating and color of your chain link fence, 120-grit sandpaper, and spray cleaner.

  1. Sand the area you wish to repaint until smooth with the 120-grit sandpaper.
  2. Clean the area with a household spray cleaner.
  3. Lightly and evenly apply 2 coats of touch-up primer to the area, 15 minutes apart.
  4. Wait until the touch-up primer is dry (24 to 48 hours).
  5. Apply 2 coats of touch-up paint to the area, 15 mins apart.

Chain Link Fittings Touch-Up Paints include the following:

Note that not all aerosol paints will adhere to chain link fencing; it is advised that you use chain link paint primer and paint, as it is designed to bind strongly with chain link material.

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