Showing posts with label Sign Painting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sign Painting. Show all posts

Roadwarrior

I painted two more sales samples for The Roadwarrior Team they display these units at trade shows, below is a photo before I painted on the white road lines and for good measure my signature on the bottom ;)

Roadwarrior

I had fun with this lettering project, a larger truck part for trade show.

The customer did a stop motion video at the same time for there partners and I hope I can post it once released.

When Science Fails

“Why is my red signs fading”  it’s true red does fade much faster than anything else no matter the material, but not to worry, there is a work around and it’s quite effective.

The science behind it is rather interesting but I will not bore you with the details, I’ll let an expert do that! "The red dyes are more susceptible to fading because they look red and thus absorb blue, and blue is the higher-energy light," notes David Erhardt of the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education.

Well there you have it, all your burning questions have been answered;  I have seen a lot of faded red signs that are faded and I’m sure you have too.

The work around is an easy fix for your ‘sign guy’ should be able to help you when you’re the sign is built, the process can be different depending on the materials used and simply put it’s a UV coating to protect the colour pigment.


If you have a red sign please make sure you get it UV coated and remember ”A business with no sign is a sign of no business”

Celtic Knots

More hand painted sign.

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I have the opportunity to work in a local Irish pub,
Walsh's Snug in Newcastle.
I spend the night after hours painting the floor.
It was great fun and close to home!

 celtic knots

Sign supply

Had a box on the front step when I got home.
Going to try out smalt an old sign technique.

Winter Time

Is the best time in Canada and if you do not think so you are missing out!

I had the pleasure of lettering a long time friends Sled late last night, it was parked just long enough for the reg numbers to be redone.

Winter Toque

Winter is here and it was time for a new toque, so in the season promotions, I'm promoting myself this year!

Hand Painted Signs

I have not been working hard enough for my reads, I painted a sign over the weekend, installed it and do not have one picture of this new hand painted sign to show off.

I'm sorry and will work harder to get you pictures and maybe a video here and there for you to see.

I did however do some maintenance on my brushes, its a tip I got from Alan Johnson.
In a metal brownie tray, pour some thinner (mineral spirits) in the bottom, place your brushes in the tray and let the soak. All the paint will work out and leave them nice and clean for the next time you use them.

PS. some chemicals can be harmful to real hair brushes so please, do your home work.

Keep Practicing

Had a cover up done today!
Just a little reminder very time I look down to keep practicing!

Paint Mask

Finally got some work done tonight, just samples and still can't find any X-ACTO knifes, had the weed these holding a blade between my fingers (oh ya find the extra blades), moving has it's trying times!

Autofest

Great weekend at Autofest,
lots of very nice cars and people

The charity auction was one of the best to date!

Below is a sample of what I painted Sunday, it's Penelope Pit Stop on a bowling pin and is far from finished, keep checking back for updates.

Practice, Practice, Practice

Not much of that has been going on around here just moved 12 days ago.

This SIGN 'pun intended' is from an old sign painting book Unkl Ian gave me.

Check out Unkl Ian at http://www.flyingeyeballs.net

New DeWALT Jigsaw!!

For years I have been taking care of my old tools and thought if they work why replaces them, last month I bought a new DeWALT DW317K Jig Saw to replaces a 30 year old B&D my Mom bought when I was 10.

Well I should have bought one 20 years ago, I think I would have saved weeks of cutting time. The DeWALT DW317K Jig Saw  jigsaw is a dream to use (yes I'm name dropping and linking this to amazon). The DeWALT jigsaw has a variable speed trigger, tilting blade and quick blade release. No more flat head screw driver gouging into my fingers, while I try to change the blades.

Just awesome, I'm saving up for some more new DeWALT tools to replace the relics I'v been using for years!

My hope in buying some new tools will be a return in time saved, looking for feature like quick release and quick change.

New Toy

Moving soon and got a new toy for when I setup shop, bought this Electrio Pounce machine to speed up the time it takes to make stencils.

Detroit Autorama

I received a very nice Thank You Letter, for my art donations from Leader Dogs for the Blind, the total raised for the event at Detroit Autorama run by the Motor City Auto Art Mavens was over $50,000!
What a great job everyone did and my hats off to all there hard work!