Reception sign, painted for a sports fitness, health club company that requested to have their logo on their walls.
The texture of the walls meant that using a vinyl signs would’ve not stayed stuck down, so I was asked to do the sign writing.
The colour requested was a ‘merlot’ . . . .which in sign writing paint terms was mix as close as possible using a brown, maroon & burgundy.
Its all too often that clents request a specific ‘pantone’, which is an ink mixed with cyan, magenta & yellow.
Paint is mixed in a different way using different pigments. To have it mixed to a good brush flow consistancy the paint has to be produced by a specialist, as no companies on the high street will mix enamel (oil based) paint anymore due to health & safety presumably.
This means we have to wait approx a 1-2 weeks for an enamel to be mixed to a clients specific shade.
So if we can mix the paint close enough ourselves, it can save a long delay in getting the work produced.
The reception sign writing had to be crisp & neat with the colour being as close as possible to their branding.
The sign writing had two coats of paint for better coverage & to give a better finish.
Traditional & Contemporary Hand Painted Sign writing in London
Sign writer – Traditional Signs of London