Refresh Your Deck With New Post Caps

Article Posted By: Jae Warren

of The Home Depot

Give your backyard deck a quick, inexpensive refresh before your next outdoor party or family gathering by simply adding or changing out the post caps. You’ll not only dress up your deck, but also enhance the look of your entire outdoor space.

In this short video you will see just a sampling of the wide range styles, materials and color options available to you when choosing new post caps for your deck.

There are literally hundreds of options, including wooden post caps, caps in vinyl, copper and stainless steel, too. And for a striking decorative flourish, you might like the Tiffany-style glass post caps from DeckoRail.

We’ll also show you how to add a little nighttime magic to your backyard deck with caps with solar-powered LED lights.

These deck lights from Trex are aimed downward to create a subtle glow that helps light the deck floor and steps.

A nighttime scene of a deck illuminated by DeckLighting by Trex

And, it’s easy to remove any existing caps and install new ones.

The video demonstrates how to use a rubber mallet and a small block of wood to remove the old deck cap. With a little construction adhesive you’ll be able attach the new one in no time.

As far as impactful, affordable deck updates go, accessorizing your deck with new post caps affords you many options and is a very easy DIY home improvement project.

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