Signed, sealed, delivered, this is one home improvement project that makes us want to head out to the mailbox more often, even if the only thing we’re getting is junk mail. Hilary Prall will show you how to use COLORSHOT Premium Paint Products to revamp your mailbox with bright pops of color that’ll have everyone returning to sender – to admire all of your fabulous creativity.
- Painter’s tape
- Plastic trash bag
- Paint palette
- Address numbers or stickers for mailbox
Choose paint colors and clean mailbox
The most difficult thing about this home improvement project is picking out your colors! (COLORSHOT has so many good ones, after all.) Next make sure your mailbox is clean and free from dust, prints and other debris before painting.
Cover and tape half of mailbox
Hilary decided to do a color block design for her mailbox, so first she covered half of it with a plastic trash bag to protect from overspray and sealed with painter’s tape. To create a seal for the tape, she sprayed Blackout (the same color as her mailbox) over the top of the tape line. For your home improvement project, you can do the same, or you might decide that you want to paint your entire mailbox a completely new color. Whatever color makes you want to run out and get the mail! (Or gets your mail person inspired to leave extra presents in your mailbox.)
Spray several light coats of paint over exposed area
Hilary wanted a bright contrast with her mailbox black base color, so she chose Marshmallow for her color block base, but any color you like should work just fine. Spray several light coats of your chosen color over the exposed section of your mailbox, letting dry in between coats. (Light coats are better than a heavy coat to avoid drips.) Remove the tape and bag and let dry completely.
Block out stripes with tape and paint exposed sections
When the base color is dry, it’s time to create stripes! (Or whatever designs you’d like for your own mailbox home improvement project.) Evenly space strips of painter’s tape and press in place over the basecoat you painted earlier. Brush your favorite COLORSHOT Acrylic Paint color onto the exposed sections in between the strips of tape. You might need several coats depending on your colors; simply paint to your liking and when you’re happy with the look, remove the tape and let dry completely.
Tape around base of mailbox flag
Hilary also painted her mailbox flag to match her stripes. If you’re going to do the same, make sure you tape around the base of the flag to protect the box from any potential paint mishaps before you start painting!
Adhere address stickers onto mailbox
Don’t forget your address numbers! You can use store-bought number stickers, or be fancy and create your own that you can adhere to your mailbox. Get creative in your own personal style!
Mailbox Makeover with COLORSHOT
Didn’t this mailbox makeover turn out so fabulous?! And so easy to do, right? What other home improvement projects are you inspired to make with COLORSHOT? Tag us on social @mycolorshot and share with us what you’re creating at home!