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How to Decorate and Protect Your Painted Mailboxes

Erica Neumann



There are many ways to decorate your painted mailbox. For starters, you can paint it to match the color of your house. You can also add outdoor vinyl letters to it. Finally, you should know how to protect your hand-painted mailbox. These tips will make your mailbox last for years to come. So, go ahead and decorate your mailbox!

Painting a mailbox to match your house

Painting a mailbox to match your house is an excellent way to improve the curb appeal of your property. It can be done easily using a can of spray paint. There are many colors available and you can even get a textured finish. Make sure you choose a color that complements the color of your house. Choosing complementary colors will tie in the mailbox to your home’s overall color scheme.

The color of your mailbox should be chosen carefully based on the color of your house and the other accessories that will be on your front porch. Many homeowners opt for a black mailbox because it is clean and classic. However, black can sometimes be harsh, so a copper mailbox may be a better choice. Copper is a color that weathers into a beautiful patina over time and will look great in conjunction with copper accents.

There are many options for painting your mailbox. You can paint it to match your house, add stickers, and even add a flower bed. If you have a post-style mailbox, make sure you level the soil and remove weeds before painting. If the mailbox is made of metal, you can also opt to use an anti-rust specialty paint for its surface.

dding outdoor vinyl letters to a painted mailbox

Before applying outdoor vinyl letters to your mailbox, you’ll need to prepare it properly. The surface must be clean and dry. Once the surface is clean and dry, you’ll want to smooth out the transfer tape before applying the letters and numbers. Ideally, the letters should stick to the mailbox’s surface well. If they don’t, you can easily remove them and try again.

You can also use your Cricut to add outdoor vinyl letters to your mailbox. The letters and numbers can be shaped to look like painted on the mailbox. To make them pop, choose a bright color, such as teal. This color will stand out on a black painted mailbox.

You can use red if you want to stand out from the rest of the mailbox. However, if you want to maintain privacy, it is best not to use your last name on your mailbox. If you want the mail carrier to know your address, make sure you use a rust inhibitor.

Protecting your hand painted mailbox

If you have a hand-painted mailbox, you probably want to protect it from the elements. A clear spray sealer will help to protect the paint and the beauty of your mailbox. Just remember to follow the directions on the can. This can extend the life of your mailbox. And it’s very easy to do.

First, make sure to sand the mailbox regularly. The paint will chip and fall off over time if you don’t take the time to protect it. You can also use acrylic paint, which is waterproof and quick to dry. This is ideal for painting mailboxes outside, as it will stand up to the elements.

The next step is to prime the mailbox, whether it’s plastic or metal. Before applying the primer, sand the mailbox’s surface to prepare it for the paint. After that, you can begin painting the mailbox. Liquitex Primer is a great choice for many surfaces and is odorless.

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