Asked on Dec 16, 2018

How can I make my address numbers reflect & show up better?

by Leona

i have brass numbers on vinyl siding so i do not want to remove them and make additional holes putting new numbers back on or risk damaging my siding. is there any way to make existing brass numbers more reflective? is there a particular kind of paint? i also need to know how to best protect the underlying vinyl while i paint. since they are not easily able to put blue painter tape around them.

  5 answers
  • Crw4444 Crw4444 on Dec 16, 2018

    Glow paint may do the trick.

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    • Crw4444 Crw4444 on Dec 16, 2018

      Hi, I have the GlowZ by Krylon. It is a spray paint (you could put paper behind your numbers to protect your siding). It may come in a paint on application, but I'm not sure. The Krylon website may have more information. I hope this works for you.

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Dec 16, 2018

    What color is your siding? I put my numbers on a shaped board that I painted dark.

  • Dwp7470b Dwp7470b on Dec 16, 2018

    Usually Glow paint can be mixed to a range of colors blended of:

    White, Pink, Green and Neon Blue

    They should have color indexes that you can browse until you find a color you like.

    If you don't find a color you like, put in a Solar Spotlight.

  • William William on Dec 16, 2018

    Remove the numbers and screw them on a wood plaque. Screw the plaque on the house. Address numbers will get lost directly on the house whether wood siding or brick.

  • Ellis Ellis on Dec 16, 2018

    Putting the numbers on a plaque that is colored to offer a lot of contrast is the solution I chose for a brick-front house. The busy lines of the brick made it difficult to see the number, but when the brass numbers were backed up on a plain dark-colored background, they became immediately legible.

    There are companies that make house number plaques and numbers in a variety of styles and colors, and they're not that expensive. Or, as William did, make your own.