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.
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.