Not all signs can be prepared in the workshop. Some jobs require signage to be directly applied to the building. Traditional signwriting is your answer! This recent job that we completed was a large traditional signwriting job for a corporate computer company. This job required signwriting on a rough concrete wall surface.
The front facade had previously been painted in a texture coat to hid the imperfections from the original casting. This made signwriting this wall difficult. Signage QLD are one of the few companies left who are able to complete this sort of signage. Additionally, this job was written in the winter which provides it own challenges. The ambient temperature effected the paint, therefore we had issues with the paint drying quick enough.
Firstly, we painted out the old signage in a white panel. This allowed us to cut all the other colours around the white letters. Additionally, we had to ensure that we didn’t work past 3pm as the gloss acrylic that we were using would run when the evening winter dew formed on it.
While these jobs may appear to be easy to the untrained eye, there is a significant amount of science, knowledge and craftsmanship that is involved in this sort of job. Therefore, it is imperative that you thoroughly investigate your signwriting contractor. While the advent of modern technology has been advantageous to certain aspects of the sign industry, there are unfortunately a smaller number of tradesmen who have the skills and knowledge required to complete a traditional signwriting job of this calibre.
See our traditional signwriting page for more examples of traditional signwriting on a variety of surfaces.