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What to paint fence posts?

What to paint fence posts?

When the posts on your fence start to corrode and you notice unsightly, rusty scavenging and flaky or splashing paint on them, it's time to refresh them. In our article, we will tell you what it is like to clean the posts, how to protect them well from rust and what is best to paint them.

Preparing posts

Before you cover the posts with new paint, you should first carefully prepare them, that is, clean and de-ex offilate – because if you omis this important stage, after a few weeks the newly laid layers of paint will begin to fall off, and the rust will begin to expand again. So what is the preparation of a metal surface?

The first important step is to remove the old paint manually (using sandpaper and wire brush) or mechanically: a grinder, a brush embedded on a drill or a sandblasting method (if your fence is several dozen or several hundred meters long, then manual cleaning can be too time consuming). After removing the chipping layers of paint and removing visible rust foci, de-de-extrusion gasoline, then wash the posts with a damp cloth, giving them time to dry.

What paint to apply to fence posts?

Metal posts are exposed to destructive UV rays, rain, wind, high and low temperatures every day. To prevent damage to metal coatings, you can apply different solutions using:

  • preparation on rust (applied at a point to damaged coatings) and chloro-rubber enalysis,

  • anti-corrosion chlorocauchuk paint,

  • or: alkyd (phthal) paint for metal.

For galvanized surfaces, apply anti-corrosion primer and polyvinyl paint, which will create a tight coating, resistant to water, frost, heat and UV rays. Flexible polyurethane paints, used on previously primed surfaces, are also very popular among galvanized paints.

What to paint the posts: chlorocauchuk or alkyd paint?

Many people, standing before choosing paint for painting fence posts, consider buying chlorocauchuk or alkyd paint. These products well conceal the outer metal coatings, creating a tight, aesthetic layer. The main difference between them is that chlorocauchuk is more resistant to moisture – it can be applied in conditions of high humidity and low temperatures.

Solvent-based phthalate paint, based on alkyd resin, although cheaper than chlorocaluchuk, is less resistant to changing weather ingress, which over the years can cause the posts to become more stable and fade.

How to paint fence posts?

Paint straight metal posts with a brush with natural bristles, of the appropriate width. Unlike the roller, the brush will precisely reach hard-to-reach places and will not create the effect of the so-called orange peel, so that you get an aesthetic, smooth layer. When choosing tools, it is also mandatory to pay attention to the recommendations of the manufacturer of the primer or paint.

For painting the outer shells of posts with a complex or openwork structure, choose a brush, places not available to cover with a gun, spraying, remembering to carefully secure the substrate (paving stones, lawn, asphalt) with cardboard boxes or protective film, so that you will avoid the need to painlessly clean the resulting stains.

Spray painting technique

The spray gun is a frequently used tool for precise painting of details and larger metal surfaces. If you want to carry out a quick renovation of the fence posts, this device will certainly make your task easier. Always start applying paint from the top of the fence to quickly correct the power in the event of a black."

When applied to paint, be sure to keep a gap of about 30-35 centimeters between the painted coating and the spray gun nozzle – this will create a uniform structure, without bulging or staining. When applying paint, make strong, smooth movements, choosing the shape of the stream (round or flat) to the specifics of the painted surface.

Painting fence posts – practical tips

Many useful tips on when, how and how to paint fence posts can be found on online forums, paint manufacturers' websites and on specialized blogs of metal fence manufacturers such as www.tanidrut.com. Always plan to renovate the metal fence on windless, dry, spring or autumn days when the temperature is not too high (it should not exceed 25 degrees Celsius) or too low (below 10 degrees Celsius).

Remember that at too high a temperature and with intense sunlight, the paint will dry too quickly, and on the painted surface will be formed wrinkles, furrows and chipping. Painting fence posts on cold days is also not a good idea – the newly laid layers will dry much longer, because the humidity is high, at 70-80 percent, which is not conducive to drying out the paint and strengthening the components contained in it.