Painting Chain Link?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by AimsChickies, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. AimsChickies

    AimsChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I FINALLY have my coop all together and a nice large chain link run.....does anyone know if there is a product that can be used to paint chain link? I love the functionality of the run but hate the way it looks. Any ideas?
     
  2. High gloss spray paint with a piece of cardboard behind it?
     
  3. MHF

    MHF Out Of The Brooder

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    For best results, use a roller with a 1" to 1-1/2" nap to cover the chain mesh and a brush to paint the fence posts and hardware. Although spraying it might give you a better finish, it can be difficult to control the overspray:)
     
  4. waynesgarden

    waynesgarden Feathers of Steel

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    Spraying, I would estimate, is like taking 80 or 90 percent of your paint and throwing it away.

    Clean the wire first and make sure it's dry.

    Wayne
     
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  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I spray painted our crappy chain link fence black and it looks great.
     
  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    This property came with a buncha chainlink, some of it black (I think painted at the factory). In a few places where the black started to flake off, I touched it up with Rustoleum paint. Worked fairly ok, but still a bit of a tendency to peel. It has been suggested to me that I try hitting it with a primer designed for galvanized metal, first. Haven't actually tried it yet and dunno how much this applies to never-painted chainlink, but, just tossing it out there.

    Definitely use a brush (and lots of time and vocabulary), not a sprayer. And brush SLOWLY or you will get severely splatter-painted yourself, ask me how I know <g>

    Pat
     

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