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Personalized painted outdoor wooden signs: What you can customize?

Personalized painted outdoor wooden signs are a desire of us many. They are beautiful, beneficial and they have countless applications. As you know, the most important advantage these signs have is the level of possible customizations. In essence, you can change, modify, add or remove anything you want, and you will get a sign that looks precisely as you want it to look. So, the main accent should be on what you can actually customize.

The Shape

At the beginning, personalized painted outdoor wooden signs must have a unique shape. This relates to their dimensions and the shape itself. After all, there is no point in making a sign of this kind that looks the same as every other. There are plenty of signs that are 100% original. Their shape is extraordinary and they look like no other sign. The best part is that the shape can be adjusted to the main purpose of the sign. For example, we have signs in the shape of a coffee cup, used for coffee houses. Due to the fact they are made from wood, rather than from metal, choosing the shame you want is simple and it doesn’t increase the price of a sign.

The Color

As you may believe, color can be chosen correspondingly for the main purpose of a sign.  We have a lot of eco-friendly related signs that feature green color, so they promote the environment and add a unique accent on nature itself. On the other hand, we have casual white signs that are used for real estates and similar business. A real pleasure is being able to choose any color you want. Even better, you can choose a special, custom made color, which means that your sign will look 100% different than any other. This is useful for some, special types of business or applications that require this level of originality. It should be mentioned that all colors must be for wood and that all of them must be coated with a protective layer. This is mandatory for all signs designed for outdoor applications.

Letters, Information or Symbols

Another, important and needed fact is that you can choose anything you want to write on your sign. As usual, there are no rules, so you can choose any font, letters, symbols and any information you prefer. This is one of the most important reasons why these signs are so popular and so needed. They are far more important than any other type of signs and they have been used for many applications since the 10th century.

Personalized painted outdoor wooden signs also allow you to choose between several different colors, used on the same sign. This is rare in the world of signs, but it is very useful and beneficial. Thanks to this possibility, we have signs that are painted so they look like no other sign. They are suitable for just one purpose, for just one business and they are something that every single person will notice.

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Making a masterpiece with EL Wire Neon Sign DIY kit

EL wire is the latest hit in the world of lighted signs. It is easy to use, extremely durable and more than just affordable. Even better, it comes in a variety of colors and sizes. It is useful because it allows you to write anything you want and transfer into a sign. However, a few more items will be needed. EL Wire Neon Sign DIY kit includes:

  • An acrylic piece of a board. The size depends on the quote you want.
  • EL wire kit in the color you prefer. Usually, 30 feet are enough for 15 medium-sized characters.
  • Drill and ¼ drill bits.
  • Duct tape.
  • Super glue.
  • Dry erase marker.

First step:

Print the quote you prefer and use a marker to dry it on the board. Be careful, but don’t try too hard. There are a lot of ways to do this, even using Microsoft Word to create a pattern which will help you to transfer the quote on the board.

Second step:

Drill holes at specific positions. In essence, you will have to use EL wire kit to write the letters you want. Each letter should have entering and exiting point. Points where EL wire enters the board and exits. Always secure at the back side the wire with the duct tape. Secure it in many places as you can.

Third step:

Use the super glue in order to secure the power pack of the EL wire kit. Keep in mind that it should be secured at all conditions, so you can even try something new in order to secure it properly.

Important facts to consider

Using the EL Wire Neon Sign DIY kit is very simple. As you can see, no more than 30 minutes are needed, in order to create an amazing sign that is simply perfect in any way. However, there are some things to consider. The first one is the flexibility of the EL wire. A bigger one, 5mm cannot be used to make 90 degrees angles. A smaller one, 2.5mm can be bent more, but it still cannot be used for 90 degrees angles. This is the main reason why most EL wire signs are straightforward. If you force the wire into forming a shape it cannot, you will get a black spot. It is a huge issue that may compromise the entire appearance of the sign.

Some letters are more complicated to write, such as K. It requires 4 holes and it is still very hard to get properly. There are only two possibilities. The first one is to practice, a lot, on the old acrylic board and the second one is to use superglue in order to force the EL wire into the desired position. Using the glue is a permanent alternative, so it should be taken lightly into consideration.

The end part is the placing the sign on the wall. You can create simple holders at the back and hang it, or you can use fixings in order to place it on the wall, permanently.