Installing a cattle fence is a demanding project, especially if you do the work by yourself. Once your fence is nice and settled, what will you do to make sure your fence lasts for as long as possible? There are all sorts of challenges to contend with: rusting metal, rotting fence posts, and repainting. Our team of experienced painters at Pro Seal Restoration would be happy to assist you with this hard work.
Let us handle your cattle & pipe fence painting in Fort Worth and Arlington, TX and in the nearby communities. We utilize pro-grade materials and carefully prepare your fence prior to painting, all to ensure the longest lasting coating possible. Give us a call at (817) 506-7722 and get an estimate for your upcoming project. You can also see what other homeowners and businesses have to say about our fence painting services. Just check out our reviews.
Why Paint Your Fencing?
As we mentioned already, installing a cattle or pipe fence is strenuous work. With the right care, these systems can last for several decades. That being said, how would you feel if your fence posts started to break down years ahead of schedule? This is a frustrating reality for many farmers, ranchers, and homesteaders.
For wooden posts and panels, it’s rot that accelerates internal decay and failure. For metal construction (such as pipe fencing), rust is the driving factor behind early breakdown. Putting aside the fact that degraded fencing looks poorly, applying a protective coating of paint is a prudent measure for ensuring a long lifetime of service from your fence.
This stylish version of metal fencing provides a tasteful appearance and a sturdy barrier for your animals. With consistent care, you can expect your pipe fencing to last for quite a while. When the time comes for you to paint the entire fence system, our team would be happy to assist you with our Fort Worth and Arlington, TX cattle & pipe fence painting services! You can get your quote by calling (817) 506-7722.
Preparing the Pipes
Thanks to the hardness and even shape of the pipes, sanding them is typically a simple process. This will remove the sitting rust on the pipes. You don’t want any leftover clumps, because these can interfere with the coming paint coating. This also reduces the risk of Tetanus bacterial growth. For those pipes with heavier rusting, a rust converting cleaner should help prepare your pipes for the primer.
If you like, our cleaning can perform the preparations for you. Either way, it’s best to start preparations in a period with clear weather and mild temperatures. Cool air prevents the paint from drying too fast, and dry weather eliminates the chance of rain ruining the project.
Applying the Paint
Once the pipe fence has been prepared, our team can start applying the primer. A rust-inhibiting agent prevents future degradation in the pipes. Of course, the primer also serves as a stable material for the coming paint coat to adhere to. Our team then allows the primer paint some time to dry completely.
Next, our seasoned painters begin the main coat with your color of choice. We like to use paint products that provide the longest lasting color and weather resilience, and our team works diligently to ensure a spotless coating. 24 hours after the last coating has been applied, your newly painted pipe fence should be completely dry.
4Painting a cattle fence takes a lot of careful planning, hard work, and diligent care. Trying to take on a whole fence by yourself could take days, even weeks. Despite the size of typical cattle fencing systems, our team takes great care to ensure proper preparation and full coverage.
You can learn more about our painting process below. Feel free to contact our team at (817) 506-7722 if you have any questions about our Fort Worth and Arlington, TX cattle & pipe fence painting.
First, all the posts must be thoroughly sanded and cleaned. This will remove any rust or previous paint that would prevent the new coating from functioning properly. For wooden posts, there could be an additional element of mold or mildew which needs to be removed. Without this preparatory process, you new paint would likely start to peel within a few years.
After cleaning off the posts (and connecting boards, if applicable), the wood needs time to dry before it’s ready to prime. For wood, this process takes about 24 hours. As a side note, it’s important to have sufficiently clear weather for the fence and paint to dry.
Once the wood is clean and fully dried, it’s time to get started on the initial priming. For wooden fences, the primer should have an active mildew-preventing ingredient. For metal fences, a rust-stopping agent should keep your fences nice and clean for many years. A primer typically takes two to three hours to fully dry.
Once the fencing is fully primed, our team will continue with the new coating of paint. We take work carefully to ensure complete coverage across the entire length of the fence. Assuming the buried portions of the posts have been properly covered, the paint should start protecting wooden fences from termite damage.
Ask for Fence Painting Estimate!
If you’d like to learn more about our services, or if you’re ready to get a quote for your upcoming project, please contact our team at (817) 506-7722. Our Fort Worth and Arlington, TX cattle & pipe fence painting services have been invaluable to many members of the local community, homeowners and businesses alike. See for yourself today!