(See Curb Painting Part 1 if you haven’t already)….
…$15! Checkout the screenshot of the self-checkout line I went through:
The stencils I bought were the bendable cardboard kind, which are good for when the curb you’re painting is curved. However I wanted the inter-locking brass stencils for flat curbs. I also wanted these because they inter-lock and stay in place, rather than having to tape each number together (see how they snap together?):
Next I tried a practice run on some more newspaper using the new materials I bought and the new brass stencils. It came out pretty descent:
If the police, fire department or ambulance service was looking for this house at night, it’d be VERY hard to see this address label. So next, I wanted to prove how much better a raggedy old curb address looks when painted over. I purposely used a smaller border to show this was the same curb, just painted over it for dramatic effect:
Look at the difference! You can still see the original outline I left as a comparison. THIS is why people will buy this service. Over the years I’ve also refined some secret tricks I use to sell more. I’ve also learned what NOT to do that will leave you struggling to find jobs.