|MAIL BOX SPRUCE-UP
One of our residents, Peter, has sent us some detailed
instructions on how he inexpensively spruced-up his
Secure the box: Tighten the screws underneath the box,
if there is one missing, replace it with 1/2" wood
Clean the box and pole: To remove the oxidation
mix 1 cup Parsons Ammonia (Soapy Lemon Ammonia) to
1 gallon water. Using a rag like an old hand towel, wash
and rub off all the red oxide.
Repeat if needed, and rinse off with a garden hose.
Straighten the post: Wet the area with a garden hose
until sopping. With both hands grab the post from below
the boxes and rock back and forth until it is straight.
Stomp the soil firmly around the post to settle the
dirt. (May need to be done more than once).
Repaint the flag: After it is completely dry, using
painters masking tape and newspaper, protect everything
from overspray. Lightly spray the flags with Valspar for
Plastic Red. After paint has dried remove tape and
Seal the box and pole: Lightly spray 2 coats of
Krylon UV-Resisant Clear Acrylic Spray Coating in Matte