What’s it cost to install acrylic letters on this monument sign?
Once the weather cooperated, the rest was all downhill
By Michael James
Posted on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
½-by-12-in. acrylic letters – $258.34
Shipping of letters – $37.99
Installation pattern – $32.40
Silicone: one tube – $5.98
Two 1/8-in. masonry drill bits – $5.99
One ¼-in. masonry drill bit – $3.48
Gorilla duct tape – $4.97
Paper towels – $2.99
Total materials – $352.14
Consult/design – 1 hour
Drill holes and install letters – 2 hours
Load and unload truck – 1/2 hour
Travel and cleanup – 1/2 hour
Total man-hours – 4 hours
This project began with a call from a developer who wanted to meet onsite to discuss having letters made for a sign at the entrance of a new subdivision. The developer had constructed a brick wall, monument-type structure parallel to a fourlane highway. He wanted ½-in. flat acrylic letters mounted to the wall.
While onsite, I took photos and measurements. After returning to my shop, I downloaded the photos and created designs with variations of letter styles and sizes for the client to choose from.