How to Patch a Hole in a Vinyl Fence?

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Vinyl fences are a popular fencing option because of their low maintenance, easy installation, and strong resistant properties. These are also very attractive and offer a range of varying looks and designs. And at times of damage, vinyl fencing can be easily repaired with the help of a few tools and handy steps.

Vinyl fencing, made from an extruded polyvinyl chloride (PVC), is a beautiful fence installation solution for many homeowners. The durable vinyl is easy to maintain, resistant to pest damage and provides the right amount of flexibility which in turn helps it withstand harsh weather conditions and stand strong.

Vinyl fencing has gained immense popularity due its low-maintenance and stylish features. Because it is built from a non-porous material, it is extremely easy to clean off of any dirt and grime sticking to it. A water hose and mild detergent can keep the vinyl fences looking new for decades at the end.

However, vinyl fencing does not come with anti-damage properties. Occasionally, vinyl fences do fall prey to a few damages here and there. . Vinyl fence is the most common & durable option between all fences.

While repairing vinyl fencing holes, one would need to gather a few tools together to start the repair such as:

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  • Expanding foam insulation
  • Plastic body filler
  • Medium grit sandpaper
  • Fine grit sandpaper
  • Spray paint
  • Hand saw
  • Clean cloth like a towel or rag
  • Water

Once these supplies have been collected, follow the below given instructions step by step to repair the fence hole.

  • Damp the clean cloth with water and proceed to thoroughly clean the area around the hole.
  • Use the medium grit sandpaper to sand the area around the hole. Make sure to sand the area up to three inches in diameter.
  • Carefully examine the hole and see if it is larger than an inch and a half in diameter. In case the hole is smaller in size, there will be no need to use the foam and the succeeding steps can be ignored. However, if the hole is larger in size, then one needs to continue ahead with the repair.
  • Slowly spray the insulation foam into the hole in order to allow it to expand over time. One needs to continue spraying the foam till the time it comes out from the other end of the hole. Once this happens, leave it to dry overnight.
  • When the foam dries out, use the hand saw to remove the excess foam from both sides of the hole.
  • Take the medium grit sandpaper again and sand the residual foam down until the center is a little below than that of the fence surface. The center need not be too deep. A small dent is all that is required.
  • After sanding, make sure that all the dirt and debris have been removed.
  • Fill the dent with plastic body filler and let it dry as directed on the label.
  • Once the dent is dry, sand the filler area with the fine grit sandpaper.
  • Wipe the entire area with the clean, damp cloth.
  • Use the spray paint to add final touches to the fence and make it match the rest of it.
Fixing holes in vinyl fencing is thus an easy do-it-yourself job that doesn't require much hard work. With the right tools, any type of damage can be fixed and the fence can go back to looking as new as ever.

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