Our old brass mailbox has annoyed me since we moved in. It is in bad shape and doesn't match the door handles, knobs, or anything else, which are all stainless steel. I found some nice ones online but they were expensive and I wasn't sure I would want one that stuck out from the wall. Then I was browsing the spray paint aisle and found this:
It seemed like it would be worth a try, so I taped off around the mailbox,, sanded it a little bit, and sprayed.
Now looks like this:
For a $6 can of spray paint I am pretty pleased with the results, and after a few months it is still holding up well!