Mark Rayner transforms a humble plywood mailbox into a fabulous metallic masterpiece.To get the look: Mark primed the block plinth under the mailbox with Resene Concrete primer, then painted it with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Astronaut.
You will need: A clean cloth, low-tack masking tape, paintbrushes (including a small artist’s brush), plywood mailbox (ours came from mitre 10 mega), sandpaper, screwdriver, Resene Quick Dry and Resene testpots of Resene Astronaut, Resene Nero, Resene Shinto, Resene Scotty Silver and Resene Time Warp.
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the mailbox. Allow two hours' drying time for each coat of paint.
Apply two coats of Resene Scotty Silver to the outer walls and underside of the mail box, lightly dabbing the paint to create a textured effect. Remember to allow two hours’ drying time between coats.
Use low-tack masking tape to mask off the house number on the front of the mailbox, as shown.
Paint in the house number with Resene Nero. Carefully remove the masking tape before paint dries.
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