Painting By Numbers, Redux

Five years later, the digits I painted with Rust-Oleum Rusty Metal Primer have weathered pretty well, while the original ink has fallen off the retroreflective sticker:

Mailbox numbers - original vs primer
Mailbox numbers – original vs primer

As before, I wiped off the crud with denatured alcohol and painted neatly inside the lines. The other digits on both sides still look as good as the day I painted them, with only a few bubbles and nicks.

Memo to self: Next time, buy a big sheet of 3M retroreflective film, make a stencil by vinyl cutting, paint the entire number in one shot, and be done with it.

2 thoughts on “Painting By Numbers, Redux

    1. I have paint (well, primer) and I know how to use it! [grin]

      Even though the vinyl stuck to my tea mug a year ago is (mostly) still there, I’m unconvinced it’ll survive outdoors for very long. Better to use vinyl as a mask, slather on some paint, and peel the mask off in one operation.

      I think so, anyway …

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