About two weeks ago I was disappointed to see the number of mailboxes in my community of Braemar that have fallen in disrepair. You can see some of the sad examples here. So, I am here today with solutions for many people's problems with their mailboxes.
Let's address the design flaws of the mailbox first. You'll also need a handful of small screws and a screwdriver. The design flaw with our numbers is that they are held in with the smallest of nails. Screws will keep them in place come wind and rain or whatever else Mother Nature can throw at you.
If your wooden structure is falling apart, it's because, it too is nailed with some sad sack nails. Get some two inch wood screws, place them strategically to hold the newspaper receptacle togther, and in other important areas. Once you're done stabilizing the structure, it's time to paint.
You'll need a small can of Georgetown Green paint by McCormick Paints (or you can go to Lowe's and tell them you live in Braemar..they have the color). Most everything in the community is painted with a flat paint, so sheens glossier than eggshell are probably going to stand out like a sore thumb. Painting on a Sunday is probably the best idea, or in the evenings after mail delivery.
If you are really ready for the mailbox of your dreams, grab some automotive rubbing compound, scratch remover and wax. Use them in that order and you will bring your actual mailbox back to life. Your metal mail receptacle will be so bright you won't be able to stand it.
Remember, curb appeal starts at the curb. In Braemar, your address on the mailbox is how people find you. So it's the first impression a new visitor to your home gets.
If you're looking for someone to repair your mailbox, contact me directly at email@example.com.