Give your mailbox a makeover with this quick DIY from Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
The boring old mailbox is never going to get any compliments from your neighbors. Give it a makeover with some spray paint and some time time in the garage. It’s quick, easy and you’ll love the result. Follow these simple DIY instructions from Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
DIY Mailbox Makeover
1. Prep – Remove your mailbox from its post. Remove any rust or debris with sandpaper and/or a wire brush. This will help the new coat of paint adhere to the surface. Clean the surface with soap and water once it’s sanded.
2. Prime – Apply one coat of primer to the mailbox. With a metal mailbox, you’ll want to use an anti-rust primer and paint. This will help keep the mailbox from rusting. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations on preparation, application, drying times and clean up.
3. Paint – Apply one coat of spray paint in the color of your choice. A bright pop of color can really make it stand out. Make sure all the corners, edges and heavily pitted areas are adequately covered. Apply a second coat, if necessary, within 2 hours, or after 48 hours.
4. Dry – Once it’s completely dry, reattach the mailbox to its post.
Whether it’s patio furniture, a dresser or walls, a fresh coat of paint can truly change any part of your home. Visit our Painting & Staining blog for more DIY projects, tips and how-to’s.