Your mailbox is an important part of your home. Not only is it the vehicle through which your family and the postal service exchange mail, it is a key component of your home’s curb appeal. Creating great curb appeal is a wonderful way to improve the value of your property and your satisfaction with your investment. Replacing your mailbox can run hundreds of dollars, but a quick facelift can be done for a fraction of the cost and have the same impact.

Updating Your Mailbox Post

If your mailbox is mounted on a post, unscrew the box and sand the post. Make sure that it is thoroughly cleaned and sanded before applying a new coat of paint. To create a cohesive, modern look, choose a bold color and paint your front door to match.

After the paint has dried, screw new house numbers into the post. These numbers should reflect the style of your home and, if you are updating your entryway as well, should match the house numbers by your front door.

Giving Your Box a New Look

You can choose to repaint your box or, if it is severely rusted and in disrepair, replace it. If you choose to repaint it, make sure that you sand it with fine sandpaper and clean it thoroughly. Then, spray paint the box with a nice even coat. Choose a neutral color that complements your newly painted post and the exterior of your home. Make sure to use exterior paint to ensure that your mailbox’s facelift withstands the elements.

After updating your mailbox, secure both the post and the box tightly so they do not become crooked.

Creating curb appeal is a fun home maintenance project that will have you loving your investment more and more. To complement your new mailbox, have Leaf Slugger gutter guards installed to polish the look—and function—of your home’s exterior.