Painted Wooden Signs with Laser Etched Detail.
This technique combines the skills of a number of craftsmen and is very useful for painted wooden signs which have a lot of detailed images or very small text. The design first created the artwork to your specification. Once the proof has been approved a carpenter will create the sign blank in the timber of your choice - usually sapele. It then goes to the sprayers to be coated in the colour of your choice. After this the sign, memorial plaque or shield is taken to the laser technician to laser etch your design. Finally back to the workshops to oil the lasered wood or Coach-Kote the whole sign.
For this type of signage, Sapele is the timber we most often use. It is a dark coloured stable hardwood which takes paint very well. However if you prefer we can use Oak which is a heavy hardwood with a beautiful grain which does show through the paint to a degree.
The paint we use is a two component polyurethane paint which is much more durable than standard brush on paints. It is not only much tougher and longer lasting, but is also more resilient to chemicals
We normally treat the lasered areas with Devon Oil, but can for added protection treat the whole sign with High Gloss Coach-Kote
Coach-Kote is not just a high quality varnish but also a clear coach enamel. But that doesn’t say enough, Coach-Kote is a ‘long oil resin’ based product which means it has a long molecular structure giving it much more durability, flexibility and toughness than any other varnish. Ideal for exposed situations and on boats. This product is a clear version of the coach enamel used on the royal carriages at Buckingham Palace.
Black, white, pale grey F&B Purbeck Stone and a pale green F&B Lichen are the standard paint colours. There is also cream, heritage green and Farrow & Ball Estate No.84 green blue, Stiffkey Blue, French Grey among others available at £5 per order. See our Stock Colours. For colours we don't stock the cost is £55 per colour per order. We can match Farrow & Ball, Dulux or The Little Green Paint Company colours.
Using this laser etching technique the lettering can vitally be any size you want. It is burnt through the paint into the surface of the wood. 50 characters are included in the price with extra characters being £3 per 50. We have a large range of fonts to choose from - click here.
You may also want to add an image and again we have a huge choice of designs - click here. The cost is £12.50 per image. If you can find the right image ask our designers to find one for you @ £24.50 If you wanted us to use your own image the cost is £34.50
We can also cut signs to shape as we have done with the shields on this page. Price range from £12.50 for small signs to £25 for shaping large signs - asked us for a quote.
|For single sided signs it may be better to use an adhesive rather than spoil the clean look with holes. This are available from any builders merchant. We can supply CT1 or Power Grab N Bond at £15.30.
NB Single sided signs are painted on the reverse, but you will see a small hole which is used to hang the sign from during the paint spraying process.
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