Seaside signpainting - océan and salt effects

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Pierre Raveleau
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Seaside signpainting - océan and salt effects

Post by Pierre Raveleau » Fri May 11, 2018 4:01 am

Hi Everyone,

I am going to signpaint the front of a café soon. It will be the first time for me in another city, and this one is special because on the coast. I talked to a building painter there who was surprised that i often use only one coat for signpainting. He told me the front of the café is exposed to salty winds, and advised two coats.
Have anyone of you ever had longevity issue with oneshot enamel on a seaside ?
Thank you very much :D

Andrew Lawrence
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Re: Seaside signpainting - océan and salt effects

Post by Andrew Lawrence » Fri May 11, 2018 5:58 pm

The Building painter said that because every house painter does two coats. They have to because their paint doesn't have the opacity to cover in one coat. If you get full coverage with one coat, just do one coat. You'll have to redo it eventually as all paint fades, cracks and eventually goes down hill.

Tyler Tim
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Re: Seaside signpainting - océan and salt effects

Post by Tyler Tim » Sat May 12, 2018 2:35 am

The only color I regularly double coated is red as it oxidizes/fades faster then other colors. I've have sign painted with One Shot or Ronan Bulletin colors on the lake in a resort area keep well for 10- 15 plus years before needing repainted.
Sure I paint thing for my amusement and then offer them for sale. A brushslinger could whither en die from lack of creativity in this plastic town my horse threw a shoe in. :shock:

Pierre Raveleau
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Re: Seaside signpainting - océan and salt effects

Post by Pierre Raveleau » Sun May 13, 2018 4:06 am

Thanks for your answers. 10years covering is good. I guess a lake is a little différent though. Have you ever done some signs on the ocean ?

Tyler Tim
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Re: Seaside signpainting - océan and salt effects

Post by Tyler Tim » Sun May 13, 2018 1:43 pm

Weather is weather... we all deal with environment factors... sure my lake resorts signs did not see salt spray from the sea... sign faced harsh temperature swings from 90/100 summer to minus 30 driving winds off the lake road salt and plow wash in the winter.

Are you painted on tin/metal... if so perp for it... wood prep that... window work inside or out you do the appropriate prep work. Then use the best materials you have accesses to and just get at it.
Sure I paint thing for my amusement and then offer them for sale. A brushslinger could whither en die from lack of creativity in this plastic town my horse threw a shoe in. :shock:

Pierre Raveleau
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Re: Seaside signpainting - océan and salt effects

Post by Pierre Raveleau » Mon May 14, 2018 11:44 am

It is a wood panel. Thanks for your answer.

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