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Forum topic by Karda posted 12-11-2018 06:33 AM 804 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-11-2018 06:33 AM

Hi use a permapaque pen to sigh my bowls however when I try to seal it it runs. can I seal it when i finish the bowl or should I sign after the finish is applied and leave signature bare thanks


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#1 posted 12-11-2018 12:33 PM

I’m interested in a good signing option as well. I’ve used a fine Sharpie and then lightly mist spray lacquer over it, however the lacquer tends to cause the Sharpie ink to bleed./blur.

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#2 posted 12-11-2018 12:54 PM

I use a self inking stamp. Dunno what the ink is but, it doesn’t run when sprayed with poly.

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#3 posted 12-11-2018 01:14 PM

I use an old wood burning pen to put my mark and date on projects. Allows me to fit into the hidden space available.

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#4 posted 12-11-2018 01:26 PM

Also watching, as I ran into this myself recently and would prefer a good signing method vs engraving.

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#5 posted 12-11-2018 02:15 PM

Water-based finish won’t cause Sharpie to run. I sign my bowls on the bottom with Sharpie then put shellac on top without issue.

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#6 posted 12-11-2018 02:20 PM

Being an oldtimer, I use a dip pen (sold by art stores) and India ink (also sold by art stores). When dry, I use shellac over the writing. Works great and you can some interesting pens that do calligraphy which makes the signature really look great!

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#7 posted 12-11-2018 03:56 PM



Hi use a permapaque pen to sigh my bowls however when I try to seal it it runs. can I seal it when i finish the bowl or should I sign after the finish is applied and leave signature bare thanks

- Karda

I use a clear coat enamel rattle can to seal the signature. Lacquer can dissolve most other finishes.

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#8 posted 12-11-2018 05:31 PM

I have also used shellac and that runs as well

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#9 posted 12-11-2018 06:17 PM



Water-based finish won t cause Sharpie to run. I sign my bowls on the bottom with Sharpie then put shellac on top without issue.

- HokieKen


The term shellac is used for a variety of liquid finishes. Some have an alcohol base; some have an ethanol base. If the base is a solvent for the marker you are using it will bleed. I use a water-based polyacrylic over Sharpie.

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#10 posted 12-11-2018 06:55 PM

ok the shellac I use is shellac, alcohol base, I ‘ll try the polycrilic that should work, didn’t think of that just started using it

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#11 posted 12-11-2018 09:12 PM

“Alcohol” and “Ethanol” are the same thing in this context. It is possible to dissolve shellac in Methanol and Isopropanol as well. As far as I can tell, the only practical difference is the evaporation time. These are more powerful solvents than water, which I think is the solvent in most acrylic finishes.

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#12 posted 12-12-2018 02:33 AM

Mike, use a #2 lead pencil. Once sealed it won’t come off unless the finish is stripped off. Thank me later…......... Jerry (in Tucson)

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#13 posted 12-12-2018 02:47 AM



Being an oldtimer, I use a dip pen (sold by art stores) and India ink (also sold by art stores). When dry, I use shellac over the writing. Works great and you can some interesting pens that do calligraphy which makes the signature really look great!

- Planeman40


I do it similar to Planeman40. Only I use fine point felt tip pens than contain india ink. They are available at hobby/craft stores. Then seal it with spray shellac or poly. I also usually “prime” the surface with one or the other to make a smoother writing surface. Also, this keeps the ink from wicking into the grain and spreading.

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#14 posted 12-12-2018 04:56 AM

thanks everybody, except Jerry he said I can’t thank him yet. I gtry everything abd see what workks best

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#15 posted 12-13-2018 01:48 AM

thanks Jerry the the tip about the pencil work great

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