I had a painted mailbox post I purchased and painted in my basement for 18 years before I finally put it up. I had a post I installed at the last minute when we moved into a newly constructed home 18 years ago. It was the only one I could find as the hardware store was closing on a Sunday night. I never liked it. I assumed one day a car or a teenager with a baseball bat would take out my mailbox. That's when I would replace it. That never happened. The thing just started falling apart due to age and weather. The new one is a beaut! I've had a free warranty replacement bathroom faucet to replace the one with a surface finish issue now for about ten years. No need to replace it now because because my wife wants to redo our bathroom and the faucets are outdated. What do you have on the to do list that never ends?