Sign writing on glass fronted property in Aldgate for a repeat client with an expanding business. The clients had already used my skills for their premises in Spitalfields.
The first stage is to make sure the glass pane is clean, then to have the design already drawn out on paper to the correct size. The paint being oil based enamels & a sign writer quill brush was used.
When the paint is applied to the glass it can appear streaky with brush strokes showing, but the paint lays totally flat against the glass, giving a nice finish on the outside. Sometimes to be sure of making it more opaque, two coats can be painted, but on this occasion the branding required a black backdrop, so this was painted after the white sign writing had dried.
The branding was required on both entrance doors as a matching pair. Obviously water based paint shouldn’t be used as it won’t be very durable.
A sign writer painting glass knows all these requirements & can give a quality durable sign rather than vinyl signs which can peel off in hot weather or through condensation.
Another things a sign writer painting glass has to be a aware of is access to the glass without putting too much pressure on the glass.
As can be seen the signwriting was neatly painted onto the glass & no need for a 2nd coat of paint. A border was added by using tape, which is a real time saver.
the large pane of sign writing on glass completed. The 2 tone paint scheme matched the decor inside the salon & the lettering style was the same as the sign writing at their Spitalfields salon.
Trying to portray a vintage look in such a modern building is difficult even with a sign writer painting glass the traditional way.
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