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Repairing A Fence

Fences like all home structures need maintenance and repair over time. This is a guide about repairing a fence.


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May 17, 2009

We have a privacy fence that sections off our patio. It's white and I believe made of some sort of plastic. Our grill was up near the the divider and evidently, too close to it. There is a tan circle area where the heat began to melt the plastic and burn the fence. Any ideas how I can get the area white again without having to replace the divider?

By lindsay from ND


May 18, 20090 found this helpful

Here are instructions on painting a vinyl fence.
http://www.ehow  vinyl-fence.html

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May 23, 20090 found this helpful

You can get fusion spray paint for plastic in almost any color. Should be a quick inexpensive fix.

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May 23, 20090 found this helpful

Test any paint in only one spot first. Let dry. See how it does. It's worth taking your time to do it correctly, right?


I'd first apply "killz" to seal the burned area, regardless. Also spraying is easier to blend with the remaining fence. Good luck, God help and bless you. ; )

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August 21, 2005

I had a handy man put up two picket gates and some fencing about a year ago. The pickets are falling off. I have used liquid nails and it lasted for a while but now they are falling off again. The handy man is long gone. Also how do you get liquid nails off the white vinyl? What a mess!

Liz from Jersey


By Ann (Guest Post)
August 22, 20050 found this helpful

I was able to pull liquid adhesive (liquid nails) off my flooring with my thumbnail. Took forever, but at least it didn't scratch. You should also test to see if a plastic scraper or something else stiff and plastic will scratch the vinyl, and then go to it with that. Finally, check to see if the type of adhesive you used is rated for wet areas and if it isn't, drench the fence (put a soaked rag on top of the picket or directly on the adhesive and let it drip all day, rather than trying to spray and wasting gallons of water) and see if the glue softens at all.


Good luck. Sounds like a big job.

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August 22, 20050 found this helpful

Hi Ann,
Thanks for the hint...i'll give it a try.It is so hot here in jersey i will wait for it ot get a little cooler.
Thank's again, Liz

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