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Old 04-05-2015, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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I have white pvc railings that I am thinking about putting railing planters on this season. The ones I am most considering are the ones that fit over the railings and actually sit on the railings as opposed to the ones that hook over the railings and sit in front of the railing.

Here are my questions: does the railing become permanently marked from the planter sitting on it? Two years ago I put garland up for Christmas and despite being rated for outdoor use the railing rusted and it took a lot of scrubbing to finally get the rust off. Has anyone used Saran wrap (or a table cloth protector under the actual pot to protect the railing? Are they secure enough?

Would you suggest the hook over the railing instead? Thanks to all.
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Old 04-05-2015, 05:35 PM
 
Location: SC
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What do you mean by "pvc railings?"

I have about 12 railing planters placed over both wood and composite decking for 2 years and it is fine, no marks. I wouldn't put down plastic as it can block air circulation and cause moisture condensation.

The weight of the soil holds mine down just fine. I only lost one when I left a large table umbrella up in high winds, and it flew over, knocking out and smashing the planter.
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Old 04-06-2015, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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What do you mean by "pvc railings?"

I have about 12 railing planters placed over both wood and composite decking for 2 years and it is fine, no marks. I wouldn't put down plastic as it can block air circulation and cause moisture condensation.

The weight of the soil holds mine down just fine. I only lost one when I left a large table umbrella up in high winds, and it flew over, knocking out and smashing the planter.
The spindles and rails are all PVC vinyl. Obviously it covers an inner core of alumimum for strength.
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