How To Paint And Refinish Your Original Fence Supplies


Fence supplies of even the highest quality can benefit from a periodic pick-me-up in the form of a fresh coat of stain or paint. Longstanding exposure to moisture and sunlight can lead to color fading, paint peeling, and rust forming. Thankfully, reviving your original fence supplies is a pretty straightforward process. All you need to do is make sure that you're correctly preparing and smoothing the surface of the fence before applying the proper type of primer and topcoat. 

Refinishing Different Types Of Fences

  • Vinyl Fences. Vinyl fences are famed for requiring little attention, but colours can fade over time. To revive your fence, clean it with warm, soapy water and then allow it to dry completely. Then, use a sprayer to apply epoxy-based primer and topcoat to the fence. A high-gloss sealant is the perfect final touch. 
  • Wood Fences. Consider staining your original wood fence supplies. Wood absorbs stain better than paint, and stain doesn't chip and peel like paint does. (Note: If the original paint is chipping, you will want to remove this first using a paint scraper or power sander.) Select a colour and opacity, and use a roller, pad, sprayer, or stain brush to apply your stain. 
  • Chain Link Fences. To infuse colour into your chain link fence, first prepare the fence by removing dirt, debris, and rust (scrape it off with a wire brush). Then, apply a rust-inhibiting metal primer with a sprayer or roller, and use a nap roller to apply thin paint at a 45-degree angle. Using a sprayer will only result in paint being wasted. 
  • Aluminium Fences. Modern aluminium fences are often powder-coated, but older aluminium fences may have flaking or peeling paint. If so, you can reanimate the fence supplies by sanding, degreasing, and power-washing the rails before applying an aluminium-appropriate primer and topcoat using a roller. Carefully smooth out bubbles and streaks. 
  • Wrought Iron Fences. Use a wire brush or sanding pads and steel wool to remove all rust. Mix and apply a rust neutraliser, which can disarm any remaining rust particles. Next, apply an aerosol metal primer that will build up a smooth base for your project, and, finally, apply a rust-resistant top coat using a medium-bristle brush or spray-paint. 

Quality Fence Supplies Come From Family-Owned Triple Star 

Fence supplies can typically withstand the elements for quite some time if they are of high quality to begin with. Here at Triple Star, we sell products that we are truly proud of for prices that are truly affordable. Refinishing your original fence supplies may indeed be something you choose to do at some point down the road whether for aesthetic or practical purposes, but we are confident that you will be more than satisfied with your initial selection for years to come. 

Learn more about our fence supplies by visiting www.triplestar.com.au call us at 03 9793 1114 to obtain a quote for your upcoming fencing project.