Vinyl fencing is a great choice for several reasons. Unfortunately, the vinyl fencing isn't completely indestructible. Although the fencing can withstand quite a bit of abuse, it can become damaged during the winter when the temperatures cause the vinyl to become more fragile that it is during the summer. If you have a hole or two in your vinyl fencing, you can fix it fairly easily – here's how.
Supplies Needed for the Repair
- Clean towels
- Sandpaper – fine and medium grit
- Plastic body filler and putty knife
- Spray foam insulation
- Spray primer and paint the color of your fencing
Before you begin making the repairs, you need to get the area clean. Do this using water and a clean towel. After the fencing is clean, allow it to dry completely before continuing to the next step.
Fill the Hole
Now that the area is clean and dry, spray the spray foam insulation into the hole. Fill the hole until the foam begins to swell outside of the hole. At this point, there is nothing to be done until the next day as the foam needs to harden for several hours before you can continue.
Note: If precipitation is in the forecast, cover the hole with a plastic bag to protect it from moisture exposure.
Finish the Hole
Return to the hole with your handsaw, sandpaper, plastic body filler and putty knife and clean cloth.
Use the saw to cut off the insulation that has swelled beyond the hole. Try to cut it as smoothly as possible to reduce the amount of sanding work that you need to do. Now, sand the area using the medium grit sandpaper. Wipe the area with the clean cloth.
Use the plastic body filler to skim a finishing coat over the area. Allow the putty to harden and set before continuing. How long it will take to set is determined by the type of putty you are using – read the label to find out just how long you need to wait before you proceed.
After time has passed and the putty has hardened, sand the area with fine-grit sandpaper until you achieve a perfectly smooth finish. Wipe the area with a clean cloth.
Spray a coat of primer to the area and allow it to dry. Finish the project with a coat or two of paint and you have completed the repairs. The hole in your fence should now be invisible.
If you need assistance with repairs, contact companies like Paradise Fencing for more information.Share