How do I refurbish this wooden mail post? Either with wood or paint.

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How do I refurbish this wooden mail post? Either with stain or paint.
q how do i refurbish this wooden mail post either with wood or paint
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  • Lauren of Mom Home Guide Lauren of Mom Home Guide on Jul 09, 2018
    I would try painting it with chalk paint. You could paint it in gray, black or a pretty blue.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jul 09, 2018
    It looks to me as if it is on a lean towards the road. If it ever were to fall over causing an accident or injuring someone, as it is on your property, you would be liable. Is the post reinforced with concrete under the surface of the soil at the bottom? If not, then it needs to be, in the same manner as fence posts.
    Definitely paint the post a brighter, livelier color. Your mailbox post gives a first impression to your house, and can affect its curb appeal.
    If you were to paint the numbers with glow-in-the dark paint, they would be visible not only at night, but in foggy or stormy weather also.
    The flag is not displayed properly and is partially concealing the number. Even small flags should be mounted so that their poles are straight, not on a lean. If you still wanted it on the mailbox post I would put it at the very top.

    • Brocho Brocho on Jul 09, 2018

      Yes, I am aware of all that is needed but it is good to hear it all. I just figured I would do all the work at the same time. Thank you

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jul 09, 2018

    I would use a good quality exterior stain to protect the wood. They normally contain water repellents and ultraviolet light absorbers that help protect the wood from the elements. You can use either an oil- and water-based version and it will allow that gorgeous natural wood grain to shine through.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jul 09, 2018
    Easiest would be Preserving Stain, but Painting with Garden Shades Paint would be good too. Or Prime - Undercoat - the Topcoat with a Gloss Paint.

  • Denise Fox Denise Fox on Jul 09, 2018
    We just re-done ours and used Barn paint only because we had it leftover from another project. But I do like Flipturn's idea of using glo-in-the-dark paint. When I get that done will post a pic

    • Brocho Brocho on Jul 09, 2018

      Yes, I was going to look into using glow in the dark. I actually need it on part of my post, too, cause we live in a dark remote place.

  • Sharon Sharon on Jul 09, 2018
    First of all I would use a deck cleaner to see the natural wood. Then I would decide if I wanted to paint it or if it is good enough condition to stain and/or seal it. Good luck.

  • Mad29883817 Mad29883817 on Jul 09, 2018
    Powerwash than buy 2 in 1 paint with primer

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jul 09, 2018

    You're welcome. That is sensible to do the work all at once. Even if it takes a little longer to complete, that way you have all the mess out only once, and if finished properly, the attractiveness will last much longer.