Asked on May 24, 2020

How can I spruse up 4x4 posts in my deck

Becky at Flipping the FlipDebbie/Dragonfly TreasureKathy Gunter Law


I have a covered outdoor deck and the 4x4 posts are ugly. Is there anything you can suggest I can do to spruce them up besides painting?

13 answers
  • Gk
    on May 24, 2020

    You can buy post sleeves but you may have to dismantle part of any railing to get them on.

  • Lil Bling
    on May 24, 2020

    2 Curtain panels to camouflage & soften the look of each post.

  • Nan W.
    on May 24, 2020

    Linda: you can wrap with fairy lights!

  • Unique Creations By Anita
    on May 24, 2020

    Wind sisal rope around the post at intervals is one idea. Add some hanging planters or some metal artwork.

  • Add solar lights

    or wrap them with twinkle lights

  • Kmdreamer
    on May 25, 2020

    You could paint sunflowers all down vines or another flower down vi es all over them to dress them up or you could stencil Erbs like rosemary basil on them make a theme then do it on all of the posts

  • Cynthia H
    on May 25, 2020

    What about adding a more attractive wood like cedar to camouflage the posts? Good luck and stay safe!

  • Ken Erickson
    on May 25, 2020

    Carefully pressure wash them. Paint or stain will be next step depending on condition. You can also attach thin wood covering to hide old posts. I had pressure treated posts that went from ground up to the railing. I used redwood or cedar to cover the PT posts.

  • Johnavallance82
    on May 25, 2020


    Wind artificial flowers and foliage around them. Fix brackets for hanging baskets,

    Hang TiKi masks, Grow climbing plants up them. Best wishes.....

  • Homeroad
    on May 25, 2020

    How about if you wrap them with decorative vines? Personally I would paint them but wrapping them with something that wouldn't weather might be a good idea.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on May 26, 2020

    Try staining in a java shade. Add something decorative like initial or small decor to them or nearby as a distraction.

  • Debbie/Dragonfly Treasure
    on May 28, 2020

    Wrap them with solar string lights. You can get them in different colors and styles. They also make for good night time lighting

  • You can purchase post covers from your local home improvement store.

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