Hand-painted signs for your house and garden

Hand-painted signs for your house and garden
14th August 2021 Jane Tomlinson
In About art

Add character and interest to your home with a colourful, quirky and completely original hand-painted sign.

It’s not just the postman or close friends and family who need to find you…

With the rise of online shopping, it’s more important than ever that busy delivery drivers can find you swiftly. If you have an AirBnB, your guests need clear directions to their accommodation and where they can park or unload. If your business is tucked away in a garden studio, a bright and interesting sign will ensure your visitors can get straight to you.

Now you can clearly point the way with something that is uniquely yours! Prices start from £150 for a single sided house name sign with no more than 15 characters. Please contact me to discuss your requirements, and I’ll give you a quote.

You can have anything you want on your sign – a house name or number, instruction, ‘beware of the cats’… whatever you need!

I will liaise with you closely throughout the process. We need to consider where the sign will go as this will determine dimensions. We will discuss what letterforms you like, appropriate colours and any imagery you want on your sign. I will advise as to what is possible throughout.

Signs are handpainted on reclaimed wood whenever possible – pallet wood, carpentry offcuts, etc. If reclaimed timber is not available for your sign, I will buy it in. Wood is prepared by sanding and with two coats of primer/undercoat. I then paint in outdoor acrylics and finish your sign with three coats of yacht varnish.

Your sign will be posted to you tracked and signed for – the price for this depends on size and weight. For an ‘average’ sign it’s usually about £10.

I began painting signs during lockdown in 2020. Read more about my own personal signpost project here.

Here are some examples of other signs from my brushes: