Creating mailbox lettering with custom vinyl lettering is one of the quickest things one can do to create a little curb appeal. This is a relatively quick project that can have a long lasting, drastic impact that requires only a few minutes of work. The first piece of information needed to create a custom vinyl lettering design for a mailbox would be the size of the blank area available to adhere the lettering to. From there, a design idea would come into play. Once the design has been created using an online design tool, it can be produced and shipped to the customer for a quick and easy DIY project.
To determine the area available for the custom vinyl lettering, a tape measure or standard ruler can be used. The measurements can be taken while the mailbox is up, no need to take the mailbox down. Do not measure any area that is not available, for example, if there are ridges or raised areas where vinyl lettering will not stick, do not include that area in the measurements.
A little research may need to be done to figure out the design that you would like to use. Take a look at other mailboxes on the street to see what worked for those people, or a quick online search could be helpful. Most online companies will have a gallery for you to browse through to help you decide what might look best on your mailbox. Some people use their last names and full address on their design. Some designs only include the numbers of the address. The design you choose will be based on what works best in the space that is available paired with the design that you like the best.
Once the design is chosen an online design tool can be used to set up the design. When the tool asks for the size, give it the overall area that it available. Once inside of the tool text boxes will be used to create the design. All different colors, fonts and decorative scrolls will be available to use. If you have trouble creating the design or making the space work for the design that you want, most companies will have a customer service department that can be contacted to help create your custom vinyl lettering.
Once the design is completed and ordered it will be produced and the vinyl will be shipped to you for your quick and easy DIY project. Before starting the installation be sure to clean the mailbox with rubbing alcohol. This is the only liquid that will dry quickly and leave no residue behind that might affect the adhesive on the vinyl. Do not use Windex or any other multipurpose cleaner for this project. Again, if you have any questions about how to properly install the custom vinyl lettering, give the customer service department of your company a call for some help or visit http://www.letteringonthecheap.com/vinyl-lettering.