Home Remodeling Doesn't Have to Be Stressful
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Home Remodeling Doesn't Have to Be Stressful

My husband and I wanted to add an addition to our home for years before we finally decided to act on the idea. However, we then realized that we desperately needed to update our kitchen, as well. Before we started the remodeling process, we prepared for what we expected: stress. We made sure we cleared our calendars and didn't have any other major commitments during the remodeling process. However, once we began planning the renovations, we quickly learned that we were actually having a lot of fun! The renovation process also went very smoothly and, now that the process is over, we both joke around that it feels "too quiet" in hear without the company of the contractors. I enjoyed t all so much I decided to start a blog to share my remodeling tips to help others who will soon be taking the plunge!

Home Remodeling Doesn't Have to Be Stressful

Have A Rusty Chain Link Fence? Tips For Cleaning And Repainting

Lee Hunt

A problem that you'll encounter with your chain link fence is that rust will develop on it over the years. If you are not ready to purchase new fencing, your next best option is cleaning and repainting the material to slow down the rusting process. In the end, your fencing will be looking much better, and you will extend the life of it by a few more years before replacement is needed.

Gather Your Supplies

This job is easy to do by yourself, but you will need these supplies to get it done. Everything here can be bought at a hardware store.

  • Steel wool
  • Toothbrush
  • Sandpaper
  • Soft brush
  • Paint roller
  • Paint

Rust Removal

You must remove rust from your fence before you can paint it. You should go over all the material using the steel wool by rubbing it over any visible rust. In order to ensure that you do not miss areas of rust, focus on a single metal strand and follow it down the fence, then move on to the next one in succession until you have systematically covered the entire fence.

Then move on to using your sandpaper, smoothing out the areas that still have rust on them. Switch to an old toothbrush to get into small crevices of the fence that are difficult to reach using sandpaper.

When finished removing the rust, your soft brush can be used for removing the dust that was left behind when sanding. Removing the dust is crucial so that it doesn't ruin the paint job.

Fence Painting

While you could use spray paint if a solid metal fence, a chain link fence would be much more difficult to paint in that fashion. That's why it is easiest to apply paint using a paint roller. Use a roller that has a long nap to help get around the metal strands, and work your way across the fence when rolling paint vertically to catch excess paint that may drip down while working. Don't forget about painting the other side as well, since your neighbor will appreciate it.

Painting your fence may be a time consuming task, but with the fresh coat of paint applied, you'll buy yourself some more time before you need to consider replacing it. When it comes time to finally replace the fence due to old age, hire a local fencing contractor to help you perform the new installation.

For a fence contractor, contact a company such as JC Fence CO.