Locate a large piece of cardboard, such as a refrigerator
carton. Use that on the opposite side of the fence as a
shield. I'd spray with an airless gun, but guess that
rolling with a 1" pile roller might work also. When
finished, go and to the other side.
1.) If you're going to do anything with it, do it soon.
The rust is truly your mortal enemy.
2.) If you just paint it black, the rust will bleed back thru
2.) Surface prep to treat rust can be a severe PITA.
But it's unavoidable.
Back in '97, I treated material rust on my CL fence
with a Rustoleum product, then applied aluminum
paint with a thick nap roller (very messy). The
finish is still good, no rust bleed-thru. Onliest
thing I can recommend (and it doesn't come in black).
Remove the rust using a wire brush. Prime with rusty metal Rustoleum
primer. Paint with Rustoleum (black) paint. Normally, chain link
fences are painted silver. I recommend using a roller and moving the
roller lengthwise diagonally in the groove of the chain link fence.
The process goes much smoother/faster having someone paint on the
opposite side. Wear old clothes.
yeah the trouble is you cant paint the wire mesh where it touches and
besides these wires move so paint doesnt stay intact.
painting is a temporary fix at best, and will require frequent
black may make the rusty more noticeable//
Be sure to check with your local building permits office.
Where I am 6 feet or under doesn't require a permit (permit is waived) but
over 6 feet does and it's a fairly hefty price, IMHO, for something as
simple as a fence.
This fence is on top of a short block wall and the fence is rusting. The
wall has rust stains on it. That is one reason I want to paint it, to stop
the rust. The other reason is it's in the path of my view. Being galvanized,
it is not as transparent as a brown or black fence would be.
replying to Jay, David wrote:
I'm 6'9". Do I need a permit to paint my fence? How much of a "hefty price" do
I need to pay because of my height. I already have to pay (physically and
emotionally) when I fly and buy clothes...now I have pay extra to paint my fence
because of my height?
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