Black and white painted oak signs have a very traditional feel.

Black and White Wooden Signs
Painted Oak Signs

Solid Oak Signs
Painted Black and White
or in a wide range
of other colours

Oak is a heavy, durable timber with a very beautiful grain.

Although it is difficult to see in the photos, the beautiful grain of the oak does remain visable beneath the paint.

If you prefer to see less grain we can replace with sapele wood which is an environmentally friendly, sustainable fast growing hardwood. Another option is the wood based Tricoya board which is long lasting and cheaper.

Painted Oak Sign

Black and white painted oak signs are very traditional, but with the use of a modern font, their clean cut style would look very smart in any contemporary environment. They can be single sided house signs or doubled sided hanging signs. Standard colours black letters on white background, white letters on black background, gold letters on black background. We also have a grey - F&B Purbeck Stone and a pale green F&B Lichen as standard. Cream, heritage green and Farrow & Ball Estate No.84 green blue, Stiffkey Blue, French Grey among others are also 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 colours.

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

Painted can be as small as 20mm and the cost includes up to 50 letters. Extra letters are £1.65 per 25. We have a large range of fonts to choose from - click here.  We create a stencil using your chosen font and the letters are then painted - white, black, Farrow & Ball Purbeck Stone (light grey) or Lichen (light green) as standard. Stock colours also available @ £5.
NB We do apply several coats of our tough commercial paint so the letters will feel very slightly raised to the touch.

You may also want to add an image and again we have a huge choice of designs - click here. As these are to be painted on and not printed, please choose an image without very fine detail. The cost is £12.50 per image. If you wanted us to use your own image the cost is £34.50

Click here for Painted Oak Posts

This sign was painted with to match Farrow & Ball Estate No.84 green blue

Sizing Guide for 1" 25mm high letters    1 upper case letter or space to an inch, 1.5 lower case letters or spaces to an inch
For more help with sign sizing - CLICK HERE

Single Sided Double Sided
Length 9"
£63 £70 £82 £94 £107
150mm £73 £82 £100 £119 £137
225mm £94 £110 £142 £173 £205
300mm N/A £131 £173 £216 £258
Length 9"
£76 £84 £98 £113 £128
150mm £87 £98 £121 £143 £165
225mm £111 £130 £167 £205 £242
Large double sided hanging signs are made in the hardwood - Sapele as movement in oak is a problem on the larger hanging signs
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A cheaper alternative to painted oak signs is Sapele. This is a very stable hardwood and ideal for painting. Another option is the Painted Tricoya Signs - Tricoya is a wood based very stable and long lasting board.


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. NB Single side 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.

We also supply a range of hanging brackets for double sided hanging signs, along with various fittings
Large painted oak sign
Laser engraved painted oak sign.

An interesting technique is to paint the oak in a light coloured and then use the laser to etch in the lettering. The laser works by burning into the wood so the lettering and images are dark in colour.

This works very well where fine lines or detailed images are required. The cost is the same as painted lettering.

NB The paint completely encapsulates the sign so great care must be taken if you drill holes or screw into the sign. You are creating a weak point where water can penetrate, which will in turn cause the paint to bubble. If you have to drill a hole for fixing then make sure you fill the hole with a sealant such as CT1 before putting in the screws or bolts

Brackets for hanging signs Fixings for hanging signs

Painted Signs with Posts
Painted oak signs and painted posts have increased in popularity by huge amounts in the last year. While the signs and posts have a clean modern feel there is something very traditional about them. Normally posts come ready to be buried into the soil. (at least 450mm)  However we are sometimes asked for free standing fingerposts which our carpenter can create to order. Click here

Painted Post with Arm

Post with Arm for Hanging Signs
These can be made with oak, idigbo or softwood and are ideal for hanging signs. They are supplied complete with stainless steel fittings suitable for the sign of your choice. They can be painted black, white or to match the colour of your sign. The posts is 8 foot high and the arm is made to suit the sign.

Painted Framed Signs
These are an alternative painted solid oak sign. The frame is 30mm accoya wood and the internal panel is 6.5mm waterproof Tricoya Board. This wood based composite product is exceptionally stable, strong, durable and weatherproof. These can again be single sided wall mounted house name signs, or double sided hanging signs. We also make blank boards for other sign makers, or for you to paint your own lettering. All available portrait or landscape.

For more ideas have a look at the Gallery or our Pinterest Board Other Painted Signs
White painted oak sign on painted posts
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