Taking Pride In Your Fence Post Caps
What fence is complete without fence post caps? Unlike the fence itself, the variety of fence post caps is almost unlimited. We will be discussing the different types, their aesthetic value, and where you can purchase them among other things. What you choose to adorn your fence with can say a lot about you, the property owner. Are you a practical person or do you like to experiment with different styles and colors? Will you go to great lengths to get exactly what you want, or will you be content with getting simply what you need?
The first thing to consider is the type of material you want your caps to be. Aluminum cap18s are not very weather resistant, but they can be spruced up with hobby paint. Hobby Lobby is a good choice for that. Redwood and Cedar are the most popular choices for wood caps as they are the best looking. They also come in the widest variety of shapes. Copper caps can add an air of sophistication to any fence. The sun reflects off them beautifully, and even rainy days cannot dull their luster. They can also last a lot longer then their counterparts.
A good way to make sure that your caps last a long time is to make them yourself. If there are no hobby specific stores in your area, then your major home improvement or hardware stores may have what you need. Online shopping is an ever growing market these days so you’re sure to find what you need there also. You always want to keep in mind the shape of the fence post itself. There would be nothing as frustrating as putting time and energy into buying the caps only to find out that you got the wrong kind.
With that in mind, you want your measurements exact so they don’t fit loosely or so tight that they won’t even fit. The benefit of having wood fence post caps is that you sand them down for a natural look or paint whatever color or colors you desire. If you decide to paint them, keep in mind that water based paint is the easiest to clean. Wood varnish is also a good choice as it makes the wood more insect resistant. Cleaning your caps should consist of nothing more than a little soapy water, a rag, and a little elbow grease.
So if you are a detail oriented person, this just may be the perfect project for you. It is relatively inexpensive and you can pick out every detail of the project to suit your needs. Not only are the varieties of caps numerous, but the shapes, sizes, and colors from which you can choose from are enough to almost guarantee that you will get every detail of the job right. So take pride in your fence post caps. If done to your satisfaction, then they will be a detail that will be hard to overlook, and will add that little extra detail and texture to your landscaping that you’ve been looking for.