Asked on May 02, 2016

How do I paint a glossy metal mailbox?

by Dasjcollins
It is white glossy painted mailbox for outside. I'm not sure what else to say about it. How can I paint it?
q how do i paint a glossy metal mailbox , exterior home painting, painting
  9 answers
  • William William on May 02, 2016
    Lightly sand it to remove any gloss so paint will stick. Wipe it down. Prime it with Kilz or BIN, then paint your color

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 02, 2016
    You can spray paint it with rustoleum 2X in the choice of any colors.Then for added protection spray with a non yellowing clear sealer.

  • Hope Williams Hope Williams on May 03, 2016
    Hi Dasjcollins. As Williams said, sand lightly to remove/scuff up the gloss. Clean and dry thourghly. Use an outdoor primer, outdoor paint and outdoor sealer or high gloss paint. For a mailbox I would use a Rustolemum product. Happy painting.

  • Lld3011230 Lld3011230 on May 03, 2016
    Spray paint and use sticky wall stencils to create interest.

  • Tiff Tiff on May 03, 2016
    Or you may use Plasti Dip spray. You spray several layers to create a thick coat. It is durable and last.

  • Johnchip Johnchip on May 03, 2016
    Just remember, the more attention you bring to it, the more baseball bats it will bring in the Spring. Been there at the receiving end.

  • MN Mom MN Mom on May 03, 2016
    Sand it first so the new paint will adhere as William suggested. If you don't want to paint there are magnetic mailbox covers in many patterns available online.

  • Judy Judy on May 03, 2016
    I painted metal, such as is used for duct work for a furnace. All I did was etch it with vinegar (just poured vinegar on rag and ran it over every part of the metal). This is on my chimney on my roof. This was done about 20 years ago and to this day the paint has adhered fine. No chips or bare spots any place. It was almost too easy. Simple way to do it. Please keep in mind the metal had no initial paint it was just bare metal. I don't know if this will make any difference.

  • Deb K Deb K on Dec 14, 2022

    Hello, hope this helps you out.