Permission was secured to paint the boxes through local redevelopment districts and electrical companies. A great way to sell your community on this idea is to create a before/after photo using photoshop to place the graphics on a box in your area via the computer. You can also use images in this website to demonstrate the transformation. Utility boxes were identified in neighborhoods and cleaned thoroughly with water and simple green cleanser. Important utility company decals are masked off carefully using paper and tape. Newspapers are taped all around the box to protect the sidewalk. We use one-shot sign painters paint [oil base] that repels the elements, is easily cleaned and maintained with bright colors that last for years.