How to paint an outdoor sign
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Advertising a product or service is one of the most important ways to gain customers. The signs you use must be attractive in order to entice customers. You can order custom-made signs, but they tend to be expensive. Making your own sign can be just as effective and much cheaper.
Cover your sign board with a primer or sealer. A primer will help hide any old designs already on the sign, and a sealer will increase your sign’s longevity, particularly if it is made of a porous material. Allow it to dry.
- Advertising a product or service is one of the most important ways to gain customers.
- A primer will help hide any old designs already on the sign, and a sealer will increase your sign’s longevity, particularly if it is made of a porous material.
Trace your sign design onto your sign surface by placing carbon paper over the sign, then placing your design onto the carbon paper and tracing it with a pencil.
Paint your sign design with enamel or exterior acrylic paint. Give it time to dry.
Apply a varnish or glaze over your work to protect it from sun and precipitation or to give it a glossy appearance.
- Read the manufacturer’s labels on the paints and finishes, as they give the best information on getting the material to last longer.
Holding a Master of Arts in education from the College of St. Scholastica, Jilayne Siewert has been writing since 2001 and was a finalist in a Nationwide Learning book challenge. Siewert is certified in elementary education as well as education of the deaf and hearing impaired.