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  • Estimated Project Time:

    Approximately 1 hour

  • Challenge Level:

    Easy

  • Tools & Supplies:

You've known it a long time. A personality change is just what your old mailbox needs. Sunburst Yellow provides a bright glow and a sunny spot for your next mail delivery. Add spray painted house numbers to give it an even more upscale look. 

  1. First thing's first, shake the can for approximately one minute before you hear the mixing ball rattle. This will make sure your paint is properly mixed. 
  2. Next, hold the can 10-16" away from the surface you want to paint, then begin spraying in light, even coats create a beautiful finish that will last a long time. Add another coat of paint within the first hour or wait 48 hours for the best result. 
  3. Finally, let the last coat dry for approximately 1 hour and then glue on your address numbers. You'll be ready to collect your mail again in no time.

Tip: A few light coats of Stops Rust Clean Metal Primer are recommended before spray painting. Primer maximizes the rust protection on your outdoor metal project.