Asked on Sep 14, 2019

What is the simplest way to paint a name on a galvanized bucket?

VimarhonorCCMaura White


I want to stencil/paint a name on a galvanized bucket. I need an easy way to do this b/c all instructions on stenciling seem intimidating and don’t think I would ever get the spacing correct. Any simple ideas on how to paint a name on a bucket? Thank you!

4 answers
  • K. Rupp
    on Sep 14, 2019

    Stenciling involves drawing out a design on sheets of plastic and using an exacto blade. Yes time consuming! A cricut will easily cut out vinyl stencils for you but then that is learning the machine. The EASIEST way to do this would be to get some letter stencils at Michaels or Joanne Fabrics and use the already made stencils to stencil the letters on the bucket. Then get a paint sponge and dab the paint on using a dryer sponge so you don't get any bleeding. The other way would be just to use a pencil and draw the name out on the bucket using some painters tape at the top and bottom so you have a straight edge. If doing it in pencil you can erase any mistakes until you get it perfect. Then when you are happy with it, use a tiny paint brush to paint over the pencil marks. Hope this helped.

  • Maura White
    on Sep 14, 2019

    Why don't you print the name in big font on your printer. Then cut out the letters and make an outline and then paint it that way?

  • CC
    on Sep 14, 2019

    That’s certainly a simple idea I could manage. Thank you!

  • Vimarhonor
    on Sep 18, 2019

    Have you considered using a paint pen marker. They seem easier to handle than a brush and paint in my opinion.

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