Posted September 16, 2018 07:21:36 The problem is, when you start to apply the coatings, you start adding more of the stuff to the top of the fence post and that leads to more spreading and eventually cracking.
It’s a common problem in the industry.
In this case, the aluminium foil was being applied in a way that was not intended to spread, according to Australian Consumer Law expert John Dufour.
“The foil has no intention of being sprayed on the fence, it’s not going to spread it on the top, it doesn’t spread on the bottom and so on,” he said.
Dufour said that if you put the fence posts on the ground they’d be covered by the aluminium, but if you lay them in the ground and apply the foil to them, the fence would crack.
What do you do about it?
Dufout said it was important that people apply the same kind of coatings that they apply to the roof and that the coat-ings were applied properly, and if they were applied unevenly, they could lead to cracks.
He recommended people apply only one coat per square metre and to apply it to the underside of the post to prevent the aluminium from spreading.
I do think it’s a bit of a moot point, but it’s always good to know what the manufacturer’s advice is, Dufout added.
The advice to apply two coats on the underside is a bit more complex, but you can apply them on both sides, he said, but he advised against doing so.
If you’re a DIYer and you’ve found yourself using aluminium foil on your fence posts, there are a number of DIY products available to make your fence post fence post fix a problem.
Aluminum foil can be sprayed directly onto the fencepost and the foil can also be applied to the inside of the posts with a brush or paintbrush.
But the most effective way to tackle the aluminium post spread problem is to get the fenceposts out of the way, Dukas said.
“You’re just going to have to do it by hand, you’ve got to cut the fence to fit it and then spray the foil,” he advised.
Once you’ve sprayed the foil, it should not stick to the fence.
How to prevent aluminium foil spreading on your aluminium fence postsThe only way to stop aluminium foil from spreading on the aluminium is to apply a coating.
The coating on the aluminum fencepost posts should be applied with a sharp, flat, straight edge to prevent it from spreading further.
And if you have an old fencepost that you’re not using anymore, you can use the aluminium that is still in the fence as a basecoat, and apply it on top of your fenceposts.
Aluminium foil on the roofThe coating applied to your roof should be on a dry and clean surface.
Use a paintbrush to gently rub a layer of foil onto the roof to seal it, and then cover it with a second coat of the same coating.
Dukas advised that if it’s possible to avoid using a spray bottle, the best option is to use a paint brush to rub a thin layer of the foil onto your roof.
You should also apply a thin coating of aluminium foil onto an existing coat of aluminium on the floor, as this will ensure that the aluminium will adhere to the floor and not be spread to the surrounding areas, Duschas said.
“Aluminium is a good insulation material, it’ll keep you warm and will help to hold your roof up,” he added.