I need to repaint my wooden mailbox post.
When I first moved in to my house, the previous owner had let the paint all but come off. I sprayed it white, with Rust-Oleum spray paint, as that is what "everyone" said in articles on the Internet. It looked great for a few years. However, it only took a couple of years to wear. four years later, it is just a web of cracks and the paint is flaking off.
I live in Virginia, just miles from the Atlantic Ocean. We get all the weather here. Hot, cold, humidity, rain, snow, etc. I assume the cracks are from the wood expanding and contracting from the moisture and temperature swings.
I already bought another can of spray paint and was going to sand the paint off. However, I am wondering if I should be using primer, or even a different type of paint.
What should I do?