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How to Repair a Vinyl Fence?

If you’ve noticed a crack or hole in your vinyl fence, you may be wondering how to repair it. The key to doing this repair effectively is to clean the damaged area thoroughly and apply the filler as evenly as possible. By repairing a vinyl fence, you can bring it back to its original beauty without the hassle of replacing it. 

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Start the process by removing the top rail and splinters from the fence. You should also check that the posts are properly set. These are important since they support the entire fence. Use a utility knife to remove any rough edges that might be interfering with the overall look of the fence. 

Next, apply the plastic body filler. You can use a putty knife to apply the filler to the damaged area. Let the plastic dry as instructed by the manufacturer. When it’s dry, you can paint the repaired area with a fence color. 

After the fence is completely dry, you should sand the surface of the filler. This step is very important because the filler can get stuck on the rough edge of the fence. Sanding will help the filler to flow smoothly. A fine grit sandpaper will help you to feather the edges and smooth out the surface. 

Before you start sanding the area, you should clean it thoroughly. Do not try to use a power sander. It can create more damage. Alternatively, you can use a tack cloth to get rid of dust from the sanding process. For additional cleanup, you can use a mild acetone to remove excess adhesive. 

If you’re planning to repair a large crack, you can use expanding foam to fill the gap. You can purchase expandable foam from most stores. Make sure the foam fills the hole, but doesn’t expand to the inside of the fence. Once the hole is filled, cut the excess off of the outside of the fence. 

Lastly, apply a primer coat to improve the adhesion of the paint. Leaving the primer coat on can help the repair site stick better. Also, make sure the paint is the same color as the fence. 

If you find that the Auto-Body Filler is not matching the color of the fence, it can be difficult to remove. The Auto-Body Filler can be used to repair a hole in your vinyl fence. However, this filler should be carefully applied and painted because it’s hard to spread. 

Vinyl fence repair is an easy process if you follow these steps. If you’re unsure about how to do this, you can always contact your local fencing company. Albaugh & Sons, LLC has been in business for over 10 years and has a staff of experienced professionals. They are committed to providing high-quality, personalized services. 

Choosing the right fencing service to repair your vinyl fence is the best way to ensure that the job is done to your specifications. Contact Albaugh & Sons, LLC today for a free quote.