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by Mark Felder
Mon May 18, 2009 8:56 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: gilding on acrylic painted signs
Replies: 3
Views: 804

gilding on acrylic painted signs

Has anyone had success in gilding on acrylic painted signs. I've been using LeFranc slow size, but I've noticed some flaking of the gold leaf after a couple of years...any suggestions.

thanks

Mark Felder
The Sign Shop
mfelder@gwi.net
by Mark Felder
Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: work order / invoice forms
Replies: 0
Views: 1109

work order / invoice forms

NEBS made a custom work order/invoice form for sign shops that I've used for the past 20 years, but alas, has discontinued it. Does anyone have a source for a useful printed work order form.

many thanks,

Mark Felder
The Sign Shop
Gardiner, ME
mfelder@gwi.net
by Mark Felder
Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lettering on Acrylic
Replies: 2
Views: 1294

Lettering on Acrylic

I've decided to use acrylic enamels as background paint on my MDO and solid cedar signs, but I'm not sure if I should go to acrylic paints for lettering, I've been using One-Shot for over 30 years and I hate to switch. Right now I'm testing Aquacote, but it doesn't seem to have the coverage or contr...
by Mark Felder
Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: MDO prepping problems
Replies: 7
Views: 2259

I suggest breaking that hard corner at the edges of MDO, the paint film is thin as it wraps around the corner and failures seem to start there. After filling in the edges, I like to use a file to break the corner just enough to "take the edge off", then I'll follow up with a piece of sandpaper unde...
by Mark Felder
Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:56 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: MDO prepping problems
Replies: 7
Views: 2259

Doug

Do you just fill any voids with Bondo, or do you coat the entire edge?

Mark
by Mark Felder
Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: MDO prepping problems
Replies: 7
Views: 2259

MDO prepping problems

Help! After 25 years of signpainting I still get problems with the edges of some MDO signs peeling after a short time. I've been using Ray Chapman's technique of first putting a layer of putty (Elmer's Exterior Carpenters Wood Filler) on the edges. Then sand leaving about 1/16" of filler on the edge...
by Mark Felder
Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Have Stabilo pencils changed?
Replies: 9
Views: 3181

Stabilo quandry

Ron I did a small test...I found some Stabilo stubs lying around the shop, they were probably 10 years old or older. They were noticeably softer and didn't scratch the test piece of red aluminum . So I do think the composition of the crayon has changed. I think you're right, the quality of paint has...
by Mark Felder
Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Have Stabilo pencils changed?
Replies: 9
Views: 3181

Have Stabilo pencils changed?

It seems that the old standby blue and white Stabilo pencils have changed their composition. They seem to be harder, perhaps to keep the points from breaking. The downside for the signpainter is that the pencils scratch many painted surfaces. I've had baked enamel aluminum and automotive finishes le...