sides of mailbox thoroughly with rubbing alcohol. Test in
an inconspicuous place first before applying alcohol to any
surface! Allow to dry.
Determine the location* (see figure A) where lettering should
go. DO NOT cut letters/numbers apart! The number should
be centered between the flag and the back edge of the mailbox.
Do not block the view of the letters/numbers with the flag.
The edge of the transfer tape gets lined up with the bottom
edge of box. This will leave the finished letters approximately
1 1/4" above the bottom edge of the box. Firmly attach
address strip with masking tape.
the stiff backing paper (see figure B) from the lettering
and transfer tape. Remember to pull the stiff paper off at
a sharp angle from the lettering with the tape lined up with
the bottom edge of box and centered. A few pieces of masking
tape, as described in step 2, will help with positioning.
the letters out (see figure C) very firmly through the transfer
tape using an old credit card or rubber cooking spatula, removing
air bubbles. Pressing lightly causes air bubbles! Turn the
mailbox over and repeat the same procedure.
or more minutes to remove the transfer tape (see figure D).
Pull gently, smoothly and at a sharp angle. If the lettering
starts to pull up, you either need to wait longer or rub a
little harder. Lettering
is rather 'soft' at first and will toughen up in a few weeks
of outdoor weather. You'll find your mailbox to be
a source of great pride when it's finished.
1 varies if not using a StonyBrae
mailbox. Use your best judgment as measurements will
vary with other brands. Steps 2, 3, & 4 will remain