- 1 How do you dress up a chain link fence?
- 2 How can I cover my chain link fence cheaply?
- 3 How do you hide a chain link fence?
- 4 Can you decorate a chain link fence?
- 5 How do you increase the height of a chain link fence?
- 6 How do you cover a fence cheaply?
- 7 How deep do chain link fence posts need to be?
- 8 How do you attach a tarp to a chain link fence?
- 9 Can you put a wood fence up on chain link posts?
- 10 Is chain link fence cheaper than wood?
- 11 Can you spray paint a rusty chain link fence?
- 12 How do you make a chain link fence into a privacy fence?
Paint It! – It seems so simple, but really, painting your chain link fence a color instantly makes it look more finished. Black, white, green, or a pop of color, I think a can of paint does wonders for this type of fence. Tip: Make sure you use Rustoleum or some other type of rust resistant paint intended for metal.
To make a chain-link fence more attractive, you can start by installing fence slats. If that doesn’t work for you, try full bamboo screens. These can be easily be attached using metal wire and add a layer of privacy to your fence, as well as raising the curb appeal.
There are lots of chain link fence privacy options including privacy fence tape, plastic slats, covering your chain link fence with artificial hedge rolls and privacy screens, but there are also natural options like using vines and rolls of bamboo.
6 Decorated Chain Link Fences Utilitarian, yes. If you have a useful chain link fence that needs a bit of beautification, check out these six specimens: The juxtaposition of the industrial and feminine makes this lace installation quite striking.
4 Easy Ways to Heighten a Chain Link Fence
- Add Welded Wire to the Top of Your Fence. One way to heighten your chain link fence is to add material to the top of your fence.
- Add Mesh Cloth to the Top of Your Fence.
- Add Tenax to Your Chain Link Fence.
- Use PVC Piping or New Line Posts to Extend Fence Posts.
How do you cover a fence cheaply?
Add hanging planters to your fence Adding hanging pots or other planters from your fence can be an inexpensive way of hiding it. This is a particularly useful option if you want to cover a fence in a rented home, or while you wait for slow-growing climbers to get going.
Step 1 – Depending on the geographical location, fence height, and fencing materials used, post hole size may vary. In general for residential chain link fences, dig holes 6″ in diameter by 30″ deep (or below frost line in your area).
A 6-by-8-foot tarp works best because many chain-link fences are 4 feet tall.
- Fold the tarp in half along the 8-foot sides with the ends of the 6-foot sides pressed together, creating a piece that measures 6 by 4 feet.
- Drape the tarp over the chain-link fence with the fold resting on the top rail of the fence.
Unfortunately the chain link fence conversion to wood fence isn’t an easy transition. In theory, it can be done but in practice there are many factors that are working against you. Most chain link fences have posts that are spaced right around 10′ apart. Wood fence panels, and common components are only 8′ wide +/-.
Even with their separate components – including metal stakes, galvanized posts, brackets and tie wires – chain link fences are almost always cheaper to purchase and install than wood, regardless of the type of lumber in consideration.
Don’t be tempted to spray paint the fence, because you will lose a lot of paint to overspray. It’s best to use a paintbrush on the posts and a roller on the chain link. Choose oil-based, rust-inhibiting aluminum flake paint for the project. Coat the rusty areas of the fence with an oil-based primer designed for metal.
Create a zip tie fence. Zip tie cedar planks to a chain link fence for a fast and easy privacy fence – but be sure to use black zip ties which are made for outdoor use.