Screening attach to the chain link fence slats for immediate coverage. For a natural look, select screening material made from bamboo, reed or willow. Natural fiber screens may have fire retardant treatment and UV sun protection, but will need to be replaced every two to three years, with or without any special treatments. Fence with screening materials can also be used to cover your chain link fence. Many home improvement stores or patio supply stores carry colorful canvas and tarps for outdoor applications. This fabric tarps or cloth can be draped over the fence or secured with a bungee cords for a tight fit, and give you the flexibility of the design change or color whenever you want.
If privacy is not a problem, simply painting your chain link fence can make it visually less insulting. New chain-link fencing has different types of finish that will have to be redundant for one to two years before painting, while older chain link needs to be cleaned and thread-brushed before the undercoat primer.
Spraying on the primer and paint is the easiest and most effective way to paint the chain link. Talk to your local paint store to select the right primer and paint for the type of your chain link fence is made of metal. Black or green as the color of the chosen for your chain link fence will visually minimize the presence of the fence.