Pinstriped with Axalta Hot Hues paint. George Perkins, Perkins Signs, Millington, Tennesee
Hand lettered with 1 Shot enamels, clear coated with Spies Hecker High Solids Clear, mixed 2:1 with their Warm Weather Activator. Lane Walker, Solo Signs, Reno, Nevada
Finished with Ronan AquaCote paint. Chuck Peterson, Chuck Peterson Designs, San Diego, California
Finished with Ronan AquaCote paint. Chuck Peterson, Chuck Peterson Designs, San Diego, California
75-by-40-ft. wall painted with Nova Color acrylic paints. Shawn Gilheeney, Providence Painted Signs, Providence, Rhode Island
Finished with 23K gold leaf and Matthews satin acrylic polyurethane paint. “We use the fact that we paint most of our signs with the Matthews Paint System as a selling point,” says Mike Szczoczarz, Countryside Signs, Seekonk, Massachusetts. “The durability, color retention and longevity means their sign will look better longer. It also lets us match virtually any color, which is a big plus.”
Hand lettered with 1 Shot enamels, clear coated with Spies Hecker High Solids Clear, mixed 2:1 with their Warm Weather Activator. Lane Walker, Solo Signs, Reno, Nevada
Lettered with House of Kolor urethane paint. George Perkins, Perkins Signs, Millington, Tennesee
Pinstriped with House of Kolor urethane paint. George Perkins, Perkins Signs, Millington, Tennesee
“We used Matthews Brilliant Gold Metallic with a gloss clearcoat on the lettering, ornament and border,” says Mike Szczoczarz. “It’s a great option when gold leaf isn’t in the budget. The background is satin black Matthews. The contrast of gloss against satin adds interest.”

Quality signs call for dependable finishes

By SignCraft Magazine

Posted on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

1Shot Paints
Lettering and bulletin enamels, background finishes, specialty finishes
www.1shot.com

Akzo Nobel
Base coat/clear coat paint system and single-stage finishes
www.signfinishes.com

Alsa Corp.
Candy airbrush colors, Spray Chrome and specialty finishes
www.alsacorp.com

Axalta Coating Systems
Hot Hues, Standox, Nason, Cromax and Spies Hecker finishes
www.axalta.us

Coastal Enterprises
Primers, hard coat and texture finishes for HDU board
www.precisionboard.com

Createx Colors
Airbrush colors for all applications
www.createxcolors.com

Design Brilliance
Axalta Hot Hues urethane paints
www.designbrilliance.net

HAR Adhesive Technologies
Jay Cooke’s All Purpose Sign Primer
www.haradhesive.com

House of Kolor
Urethane paints for pinstriping, plus specialty finishes and clears
www.houseofkolor.com

Matthews Paint
Base/clear coat paint system and single component sign finishes
www.matthewspaint.com

Modern Masters
Specialty and patina finishes
www.modernmasters.com

Nova Color Paints
Artists’ acrylic paints for graphics and murals
www.novacolorpaint.com

Sign Arts Products Corp.
Primer for HDU board
www.signfoam.com

Sign Life Products
Stains for wood signs
419-524-7446

Sculpt Nouveau
Textured and specialty finishes
www.sculptnouveau.com

Sherwin Williams Co
Base coat/clear coat paint system and single-stage finishes
www.sherwin-automotive.com/sign-manufacturers/

T.J.Ronan Paint Corp
Lettering and bulletin enamels, waterborne and specialty finishes
www.ronanpaints.com

Triangle Coatings
Sophisticated Finishes metallic finishes
www.modernoptions.com

Vivilon Coatings
Clear coating to restore faded paint and protect against graffiti
www.vivilon.com
Signage makes a lot of demands on paint products. We often need intense colors, one coat coverage and exceptional durability. We use a variety of substrates and materials. For backgrounds, we need paint that won’t chalk or fade over the life of the sign. For handlettered graphics, we need paint that works well in the brush.

While some coatings made for general residential and commercial painting purposes have a place in sign work, sign makers have a variety of paints and finishes to work with that are made specifically for sign production. These products are made with the specific needs of sign makers in mind and can make the sign maker’s life easier by delivering consistent, dependable results.


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