Instructions to repair a vinyl fence
People usually choose vinyl fences because they look good and they are easy to clean and maintain. Because vinyl fences use non-porous materials, they are very easy to clean of dirt, grime and even graffiti. When it comes to repairing holes, this can be a little bit harder than for other types of fences.
- Take a damp towel and clean the fence from any dirt and debris.
- Using a medium grit sandpaper; you have to sand a 2” area all around the hole.
- See if you’ll need an expanding insulation foam. This will be needed only if the hole has more than 1 ½” in diameter. If it’s smaller than this, you won’t need the foam and you can skip the repairing part all the way to Step 8.
- The expanding foam will need to be sprayed into the hole slowly so that it will have time to expand. You have to fill the hole until the foam is oozing out from it.
- Let the foam at least one night to dry completely.
- Cut all the foam that has dried outside the hole.
- The remaining foam will need to be sanded in order to make a slight divot in the fence hole. Take care when you do this because is not good if it gets flushed because the plastic filler will be attached in.
- Use a damp towel to get rid of all the dust and debris.
- After you put the plastic body filler, you have to wait for at least an hour to dry.
- When the body filler is ready to work on it, use the fine grit to make it flush to the fence surface.
- Take care again of any dust that may have appeared.
- Apply a layer of paint to make the whole fence to match.