Signwriting Frequently asked questions

Can you prepare my fascia before you signwrite ?


Yes! we offer a full service, including re-building timber fascias and the decoration of fascias and shopfronts before signwriting. We can also provide scaffolding and arrange any permits that are required.




Do I need to give you artwork?


No! we can either produce artwork for your approval before out signwriter attends site or our signwiters can produce a design from your instructions on the day.




Do you use real gold?


Yes! we use 24 ct beaten gold leaf, this means that the gold is very thin and conforms to the form that it is being applied, but is also extremely hard wearing. Gold leaf is a great way to create that real gold lustre which is often difficult to obtain with paint.




Are you able to use environmentally friendly paint?


Yes! We now have a number of water based paints which are suitable for signwriting.





Traditional Signwriting

where skill meets artistry

The art of signwriting dates from over 2000 years. Although not in the form we see today as many people were illiterate and so signpainters as they were known would paint pictorial images depicting the trade or profession carried out at a premises.

Signexcel retain traditonal signwriters with that same sense of artistry combined with the formality of structured fonts and designs.

Whether producing signwritten panels in our workshop or signwriting directly onto your building our signwriters offer that intrinsic hand crafted feeling where you can actually see the brushstrokes, difficult to obtain by digital means.

Gold leaf, gilding, glass signage, chalkboards and murals are all produced by our signwriters.

We are able to work to a pre determined design using templates for accuracy or can attend site with our paints and brushes and make it up as we go along. 

Not sure if signwriting is what you need

Not a problem we are here to help, get in touch and we can advise you - signwriting is just one of our services we can offer digital print graphics and more modern signmaking techniques as well.

Want to see how we work

Take a look at our usual process however with traditional signwriting we are also able to offer on the spot design where we come to you and signwrite on the spot from your instructions.

Talk to one of our technicians

Need to book a free survey or just need some advice, talk to one of our Technicians 8am to 8pm 7 days a week  - they are not salesmen and will not pressure you. 

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"Please thank Michael for a great job he did everthing we asked and more!! thanks again "      
                                      John S 
"Your signwriter turned all of our scribbles into wonderful  signwritten script - all done with an audience of our locals a brilliant performance"      
                                      Sandy Poot

Signexcel supply and install an extensive range of shop front signs, vehicle graphics, banners, window graphics, A boards, 3D and magnetic signs. Working from our Romford sign factory we supply to shops, offices, restaurants and factories in the local area Romford, Collier row, Hornchurch, Dagenham, Gidea park Elm park. We also work further afield to Brentwood, Upminster, Grays, Loughton, Chigwell, Woodford, Walthamstow, Ilford, Barking, Dagenham, in fact all over London and the southeast

A professional sign company you can trust

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Signwritten house name

Pub house name signwritten directly to painted brick wall