DIY Wood Slice House Numbers

house number sign hanging from red brickhouse number sign hanging from red brick

Step-by-Step Instructions


1. Remove old house numbers.  Hold the rotary tool like a pencil and sand down the metal numbers until smooth. Make sure to sand down the sides and crevices as well. Once sanded, use a rag to wipe clean.

2. Load the paint reservoir of the airbrush approximately ⅓ full with black airbrush paint. Test and practice on a scrap piece paper and adjust the settings accordingly.  

holding air brush above 4 and 3 numbers

3. Lay house numbers on a dropcloth or protected surface and begin painting the numbers in a consistent swirling motion about four to six inches away until completely evenly covered. Once happy with the results, set to dry. Repeat with another light coat if necessary. Tip: Don’t forget to paint the screws as well!

using air brush to paint the letter 3 black

4. Measure the center of the wood slice and lay out the numbers so they are evenly spaced. Mark the holes with a pencil.

using a pencil to measure where the hole is in the number on to wood piece

5. Swap out the rotary sanding tool for the drill bit and pre-drill the marked holes.

using drill bit with rotary tool into wood piece

6. Screw in the numbers with the SwitchDriver or a screwdriver. And add attachments in the back to hang! Tip: Add a coat of spray sealant on the front and back before hanging.