Measure the height of the chain-link fence.
Measure the width of the fence.
Multiply the two numbers together.
Divide the total number by 250. This will tell you how many gallons of paint you will need to cover the entire chain link fence.
Things You Will Need
- Tape measure
- Chain-link fence paint
- One gallon of chain-link fence paint will cover 250 square feet of fence, front and back. In other words, you do not need a gallon of paint for the front and another gallon for the back.
- The best way to paint a chain-link fence is to work with a partner. Ideally, you should roll the chain link fence paint onto the surface with a roller, while a partner follows behind you, smoothing the areas you've painted with a dry roller. This will allow you to avoid messy runs and drips and will help ensure complete coverage.