Different painting projects call for different skills. Even though your fence is a metaphorical canvas, there’s a huge difference between creating a majestic mural and slapping on a fresh coat of paint. Even though traditional wooden fences add to your home’s curb appeal, they aren’t your only option. Consider a vinyl fence instead!
Can I Do It?
This question is bound to be the first one you ask. Ability and permission often overlap, but not always. You might remember this dilemma from your elementary school days when you had a particularly persnickety English teacher. Jokes aside, the short answer is: yes.
Picking the Right Products for the Job
As long as you pick the right painting products, you’ll be fine. Epoxy-based acrylic paints will yield the best results. That’s because they can expand and contract as needed without cracking or warping. Latex and oil-based paints do not possess this attribute. Thus, they’re poor choices for this project. You’ll also need to find a vinyl-compatible primer formulated to inhibit mold and mildew growth.
Should I Do It?
All of this begs the question, “should I attempt to paint my vinyl fence?” In this case, you might not even need to lift a finger. The beautiful colors are added directly into the fence’s structure during the specialized fabrication process. At some point, though, you could decide to shake things up a little. But before you get started, some potential hindrances stand in your way.
Potentially Problematic Hiccups
What do we mean by that? The paint itself won’t bond with vinyl very well. Peeling paint detracts from your fence’s appearance. Plus, there’s the risk of substantial damage that isn’t just superficial. And once you’re done painting, you can’t just sit back and crack open a cold soda.
That’s because you’ll have to inspect the paint at regular intervals. If it starts to fade or discolor, you’ve got more work to do. The prospect of giving up another weekend on fence maintenance is enough to give you pause.
It’s easy to assume that a new layer of paint won’t affect the material it was made from. Before you do anything, double-check the manufacturer’s warranty. The instructions will more than likely caution you against painting the fence in the first place!
Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach Has Everything You Need!
Call Hercules Fence of Norfolk and Virginia Beach for your fencing needs. We have decades of experience in the fencing industry. We can offer you the best in ornamental steel, chain link, wooden fences, and more. Our dedicated teams of fencing professionals are highly trained, skilled, and experienced in providing quality fence installations of any type. We’ll work with you to find a fence that best suits your needs and budget.
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