Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Landscaping & Lawn Care

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-16-2010, 09:58 PM   #1
-db
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SW-MI
Posts: 7
Share |
Default

Painting a rusty chain link fence?


Some of the sections of the fence at a house we just purchased is fully covered in surface rust and I would like to paint the fence and would like some input on how to do it.

I'm thinking some of that rust converting primer, then would I be better off trying to spray paint or use a roller? Spraying will obviously be easier, but will waste alot of paint. But, if I rolled it on, will I end up with missed areas on the "inside" of the links and I'll have to paint the top bar with a brush?

I'm hoping this will work and not just rust through in a year.

-db is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2010, 04:08 PM   #2
Don't know it all, yet!
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Metro Atlanta, GA
Posts: 910
Default

Painting a rusty chain link fence?


Personally, I have had very good results with the rust converters. For painting a fence use a cheap brush. You can work the paint into all those little nooks. Spraying would be a big waste of paint. Don't go too fast or you will have it all over you.

If you are going with the original metallic finish, there is a galvanized paint made for fences.

__________________
If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right. If you wouldn't put your name on it, it ain't done right!
downunder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2010, 08:21 PM   #3
-db
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SW-MI
Posts: 7
Default

Painting a rusty chain link fence?


Thanks for the input.

I was at Menards tonight and picked up 2 8oz bottles of Rustoleums Rust Reformer and a gallon of Rustoleums oil based chain link fence paint. The can doesn't say anything about being a galvanized paint.

I did use a can of the galvanized spray paint last fall on a section, but did not use the rust converter first, I just sprayed over the rust. It is showing some rust through already, so hopefully this will turn out better.

I also pick up a box of chip brushes from Harbor Freight.
-db is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2010, 08:58 PM   #4
Member
 
Tom Struble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: west milford n.j.
Posts: 2,769
Default

Painting a rusty chain link fence?


i would use a roller with say a 1/2'' nap
Tom Struble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2010, 09:08 PM   #5
-db
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SW-MI
Posts: 7
Default

Painting a rusty chain link fence?


Quote:
Originally Posted by tomstruble View Post
i would use a roller with say a 1/2'' nap
Have you tried this?

The paint can says use 1-1/2" nap, but the only one Menards has was $6.00 ea. I plan to look at Lowes when I'm there tomorrow (I bought the brushes for another project anyway).
-db is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
weed wacking around a chain link fence reds_21 Landscaping & Lawn Care 23 07-30-2012 04:09 PM
gate for chain link fence dppatt Landscaping & Lawn Care 6 10-14-2009 06:17 PM
Non-Dirt/Concrete Base for Chain Link Fence Post suncowiam Building & Construction 7 06-04-2009 12:56 PM
Painting Chain Link Fence Canvas Thorusc General DIY Discussions 5 08-18-2008 06:34 AM
Chain Link Fence Privacy? the question General DIY Discussions 2 06-15-2008 10:08 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.