Saturday, July 27, 2013

How to Repair a Double Mailbox - Part 16 of 16 - Mailbox Post and Trim Painted

Mailbox repair
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Brushes, chip, 1 1/2, 2-inch  
Delta® compound saw 12-inch 
Gloves rubber nitrile heavy-duty 
Paint tray with plastic liners 
Paint roller 4-inch 
Paint stick
Red paint
Tape measure large print
Tarps blue
Zinsser® Exterior White Primer 

Mrs. Escarole wanted her mailbox repaired, it has fallen over and the Post Office would not deliver the mail. She lives in a rural town called Creekside, California.

This post shows the ten steps to paint the mailbox posts and applying the final red paint to the top and bottom wood trim pieces.  

Step 1: Fig.1 above right shows the old mailbox that needed repair. Fig.2 shows Zinsser® Exterior White Primer that will be used on all primed wood pieces. 
Fig.2 Zinsser® exterior  
white primer
Step 2: Fig.3 shows the inside of the Zinsser® Exterior White Primer. A very thick paint that gave a nice clean look to the mailbox posts.
Fig.3 Stir primer
Step 3: Fig.4 and fig.5 shows two views of the bottom address bar primed with Kilz® White Primer and re-painted with Zinsser® Exterior White Primer.
Fig.4 Kilz® white primer
Fig.5 Primed address bars
Step 4: Fig.6 shows a thick coat of Zinsser® Primer was painted on the address bar.
Fig.6 Priming

Step 5: Fig.7 shows that all the post were painted with the primer.

Fig.7 Bottom view
Step 6: Fig.8 shows the white primer being applied to the mailbox post.
Fig.8 Painting 
bottom of posts
Step 7: Fig.9 shows the mailbox is finished except painting the top and bottom trim red.
Fig.9 Mailbox finished
Step 8: Fig.10 shows a paint tray and liner with red paint for the top trim and the bottom address bar.

Fig.10 Painted red paint
  Step 9: Fig.11shows the address bar is now painted red.
Fig.11 Looks better
Step 10: Fig.12 shows a side view of the finished twin standard black mailbox and new wood posts. Ready for the Creekside Post Office to deliver the mail.
Fig.12 Twin boxes

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1 comment:

  1. Love to learn about the myriad details of correctly completing a DIY job!