Monday, July 22, 2013

How to Repair a Double Mailbox - Part 8 - 16 - Priming Posts

Fig.1: Mailbox repair
By Gary Boutin

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 
Paint stick
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.2 Priming
Step 3: Fig.3 shows one horizontal bars painted over three times until the paint adhered to the wooden post. A the time these post were painted the outdoor temperature was over 125-degrees Fahrenheit. The paint dried fast but it was not an ideal situation to paint the post because of the very hot temperature.
Fig.3 Three coats
Step 4: Fig.4 shows another view of the painted post and the top trimmed and painted.
Fig.4 Painting edges
Step 5: Fig.5 shows the roller painting another layer of primer on the posts.
Fig.5 Post painted
Step 6: Fig.6 shows that all the post and horizontal bars have been painted with three coats of primer.
Fig.6 Post 

How to Repair a Double Mailbox:

Update: DIY Advisor has New blogs check them today:

  • Cookie Alert: European Union laws requires that you know that this blog uses cookies. If you are concerned about this please click here to see how Google uses this information.

Note: The DIY Advisor assumes no liability for omissions, errors or the outcome of any jobs. The reader must always exercise reasonable caution, follow current codes and regulations that may apply, and is urged to consult with a licensed contractor if in doubt about any steps on these posts. All names were changed to protect client's privacy. DIY Advisor. Reproduction of site content including photos without permission prohibited. All rights reserved. © Copyright 2011-

No comments:

Post a Comment