What’s it cost to produce these 3-by-3-ft. sandblasted signs?
Four 3-by-3-ft. grained HDU panels for a country club
By Braun Bleamer
Posted on Monday, November 2nd, 2015
4×10 ft. sheet of SignFoam
HDU board – $410
Sandblast mask – $75
Clear coat – $125
Paint and misc – $75
Total materials – $685
Consult/design – 1 hours
Cut and prep panels – 1.5 hours
Cut and apply mask – 3 hours
Sandblast – 2 hours
Paint and clear coat – 6.5 hours
Install – 1.5 hours
Total man-hours – 15.5 hours
We do all the 3-D signs for this customer, and this particular project was for the entry to their new lodge. We worked closely with the wrought iron designer who did a lot of other work on the project, including the entry. Our task was to produce four 3-by-3-ft. sandblasted single-faced signs and a set of cutout letters.
There were four stone columns at the entry, and we did a sandblasted sign on 15-lb. SignFoam HDU board
for each one. Two of the columns supported a beam structure that went over the entry road, and the letters went on that beam.