Wood Post Install
Our post caps are made to fit tight on wood posts. This helps to keep the grains tight which in turn helps preserve the post to last longer and look amazing. Follow these instructions if you want a proper fit on your posts.
Some posts are bigger than others. If you are having problems getting your cap to fit then you will need to take more off the top of the posts with a belt sander, chisel, or file. Sometimes the post just needs to dry out if it is new or saturated. Keep in mind that the cap is supposed to fit tight so don't take off to much.
Note: Our steel post caps are made to fit true 3 1/2x 3 1/2 and true 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 posts. If your post is a true 4x4 and 6x6 you will have to file down the corners to ensure a correct fit.
Round The Corners
If your posts are very square, you will need to round them off slightly with a knife, sand paper, or power sander.
Secure the Cap
You can either use construction grade adhesive or use the screws we provide in each order. If you are using the adhesive, coat the bottom of the cap before you place it on the post. Wipe off the excess and let dry for 24 hours. If you don't want to use adhesive then just use the screws that we send with your order.
Metal and Plastic Install
These posts are typically always true to size so we would recommend using our true sized post caps. Post caps not only look amazing on these posts but they also keep water out and prevent rust and freezing damage.
Using epoxy will secure the post cap to the top of the post. It will also make a water tight seal so no water can get in and rust the post.
Note: We do not offer true post caps with holes, therefor we do not send screws with them.