While not specifically designed to be painted, vinyl fencing can be colored to your desired shade if you know what you're doing.
You need to be aware that painting your fence may void your warranty and will remove the main benefit of the material, namely low maintenance.
If you pain your vinyl fence, you will need to maintain that paint every couple of years just like you would a wooden fence. We would of course, suggest you get us to do it for you, but if you're intent on painting your own vinyl fence, here's how.
Check Your Fence
Not all vinyl fence types can take paint so it's important to ensure your fence is one of those that can. Check with the manufacturer or the contractor who installed it to ensure you can safely paint it. Some types of vinyl used in fences will bubble or crack once painted. This will severely weaken the fence.
Choose Your Paint
You will need to select an epoxy-based paint that is specifically useful on vinyl fences. Failure to use the correct paint will invalidate any warranty and is likely to damage the surface, look bad or both. You will also need a primer to make a key for the paint. This will need to be mold and mildew resistant and suitable for vinyl and use outdoors.
Apply the Paint
You will get the best paint finish on your vinyl fence is you use a paint sprayer, but these can be difficult or impractical to use. Otherwise use a roller or brush to apply the primer first. Apply carefully and ensure you get even coverage across the entire surface of your fence.
Once the primer is dry, use the same principles to apply the color. Ensure an even spread across the surface of your vinyl fence and allow to dry. Apply however many coats the paint manufacturer suggests.
Once the paint has completely dried and you're happy with the finish, it's time to add a sealant. You will need a high-gloss sealer suitable for use outdoor and for use on epoxy paint. The sealer will make the fence weatherproof once more so should be carefully applied to completely cover the fence. Allow the sealant to dry completely.
That's all there is to painting a vinyl fence. Believe me when I say it's much easier to talk about than do. However, if you're set on painting your vinyl fence, that's how to do it, just bear in mind what I said about maintaining it afterwards.
For more information, feel free to visit us to buy your vinyl fence at http://www.deckandfencestore.com