|Fig.1: Mailbox repair|
Supplies and Tools:
1x2x18 inches wood stakes
Brushes, chip, 1 1/2, 2 inch
Gloves nitrile® (keep hands clean)
Kilz® white primer
Paint tray with plastic liners
Paint roller 4-inch
Saw horses (2)
Tarps and paint paper tarp
Mrs. Escarole was tired of her rusted mailbox and just when she decided to purchase a new mailbox, the post fell over the front yard. She wanted her mailbox repaired immediately because the Creekside Post Office would not deliver the mail. She lives in a rural town called Creekside, California.
This post shows the five steps for priming the wooded posts.
Step 1: Fig.1 above shows the old mailbox that needed to be repaired.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows a the handyman using a painter frame with a 4-inch small painter roller with Kilz® white primer. The ends of the post and the horizontal bars absorbed more than two coats of primer. 1x2X18 inches wood stakes were placed between each 4x4 post. This way most of the post could be painted before moving it over to the next unpainted side.
|Fig.3 Three coats|
|Fig.4 Painting edges|
|Fig.5 Post painted|
|Fig.6 Post |
How to Repair a Double Mailbox:
- Part 1 of 16 - The Estimate
- Part 2 of 16 - Wood Set Up
- Part 3 of 16 - Mailbox Hole Dug
- Part 4 of 16 - Priming Post and Old Wood Trim
- Part 5 of 16 - Mailbox Rails Painted
- Part 6 of 16 - Beveling Post Ends
- Part 7 of 16 - Holes Template
- Part 8 of 16 - Priming Posts
- Part 9 of 16 - Washer Preparation
- Part 10 of 16 - Carriage Bolts
- Part 11 of 16 - Post Installation
- Part 12 of 16 - Mailbox Installation
- Part 13 of 16 - Mailbox Trim New Installation
- Part 14 of 16 - Mailbox Trim Painted
- Part 15 of 16 - Mailbox Bottom Address Trim Rebuilt
- Part 16 of 16 - Mailbox Post And Trim Painted
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