Deneb Outdoors Sign

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Project by Tttony posted 11-27-2013 06:21 PM 1438 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Deneb Outdoors its a new business that my nephew and his friend are starting. The meaning to the name is a little lengthy so if you would like to find out about that its on their facebook page. So I thought I would donate a sign for them, the first is the computer rendition of it and the following is the process, the 5th one shows the rough texture I put down before I paint then clear the sign, that way if there are any imperfections the texture usually hides them.

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#1 posted 11-27-2013 07:02 PM

What a great idea with the texturing. I should have done that with a couple of mine…

Nice design too!

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#2 posted 11-27-2013 08:21 PM

What technique do you use to paint a sign like this?

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#3 posted 11-27-2013 09:03 PM

I would love to also know the techniques you used to finish this sign. Do you just use the spray texture from a can. That is usually white but this looks black. You must utilize your drum sander also. Wish I had one. Very good looking sign.

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#4 posted 11-27-2013 09:07 PM

The way I refinish my signs when I do a recess like that one is I sand it as smooth as I can until my fingers won’t straighten out, then I used a Norton product its a automotive Rocker-Panel Texture Coat Black, product #076607-82772 ( Then for colors I have been using NAPA’s Martin Senor Paints its easily accessible, I use basecoat clearcoat and any color is available, for that sign I had to match there print color so I found 1968-72 GMC color extremely close, then depending on the final finish sheen and where its going to be (inside or outside) I will either apply Chemcraft catylized laquer or a automotive high gloss clear, in this case I used the laquer clear. I hope this answers your question if not please e-mail me with any more you might have. Thanks, Tony

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#5 posted 11-28-2013 10:35 PM

Excellent job Tony
I’ve been in the sign industry for 26 years so I know a good sign when I see one
Another trick for paint finishing sandblasted or v-carved heritage style signs is to latex prime, use a flat acrylic latex background color and One Shot enamel for the first surface text and graphics or clear coat if you want a wood finish

The flat finish background provides a nice contrast to let the graphics punch and as you mentioned makes for easy touch up
Again – really well done

-- Greg Simon

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