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How often is paint used?


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Post Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:15 pm

How often is paint used?

sorry if this question is a bit basic and sounds stupid but I'm new to this industry

I’m a student who's just started doing a placement with a company that supply to sign makers. One of the things we supply is paint and I was wondering if anyone could tell me what signmakers actually use paint for? The reason I'm asking is because I thought signs were made with vinyl film or already coloured plastics? Is paint just for the traditional hand painted signs or is it needed for modern ones as well?

Like I say I’m new to this industry and I’m just trying to get an overview of certain things. Thanks for your help :D

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Post Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:39 pm

It will be a difficult one to get a definitive answer to.
I use a micture of paint and vinyl, I'm originally a brushie and it is just 2nd nature to me. I will paint substrate a lot of the time rather than floodcoat as personally I think it looks better on some type of jobs.
I have seen and know of companies who are exclusively vinyl though,

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Post Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:53 pm

I am with Harry on this one,very difficult to estimate the amount of paint usage
Us traditional guys will use as much as possible -But will also use a lot of bread and butter vinyl
especially in a recession!!

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Post Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:13 pm

Thanks guys,

I gather that it can vary then.

So Mike, you might use paint and vinyl at the same time? i.e for the same sign?


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Post Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:23 pm

Hi Joe

we use paint everyday usually powder coating but occasionally wet spraying also.

Many of our signs are painted before text or prints are applied

hope this helps


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