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First ever awning!

Discussion in 'Portfolio Board' started by hcardwell93, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. hcardwell93

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    I just finished covering this awning this afternoon. Its 1 of 2 for this customer. Its my first ever 100% in house awning project. I fabricated the frames, painted the sunbrella fabric and I should install them later this week.

    Do you have any suggestions that could help me improve in the future?

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  2. Johnny Best

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    Looks very nice.
     
  3. visual800

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    Im not going to rip you apart it looks very clean and on point but maybe work on NOT having open cut channel showing on the sides of awning and possibly one day maybe paint frames black. But man, I like it!
     
  4. hcardwell93

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    Thanks! I will work on a way to cover the open tube.

    Customer declined paying extra to paint the frames.
     
  5. Johnny Best

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    Your lettering on the Sunbrella looks great! What kind of stencil and paint did you use if I may ask.
     
  6. hcardwell93

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    Thanks Johnny! I used 751 for the stencil and heat set it with a heat gun. The paints were Sherwin Williams A-100 exterior acrylic latex. My base coat was a grey that matched the cloth. This prevents bleed from being visible. I did 2 coats of white for the graphics.
     
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  7. Gino

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    Almost how we do it, but we use cheap vinyl for the stencil portion.

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  8. hcardwell93

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    I wanted to use 651 but I couldn't get a roll of low tack tape delivered in time and the 751 stayed on slightly better as I removed the tape.
     
  9. hcardwell93

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    Both awnings are finished and installed! The clients are very happy with the awnings, and if I do say so myself I think they look pretty dang nice!

    (Note: I didn't do the black awning, it was already there)

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  10. Gino

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    Those lights don't help.
     
  11. hcardwell93

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    The reflections? They don't have anything to do with the work.
     
  12. visual800

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    looks awesonme
     
  13. RJPW

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    Those turned out great!! Did you use the existing frames? So the sunbrella material came in the grey and you just painted the base + white?

    I'd love to learn more about awnings....they're something I very rarely work with.
     
  14. hcardwell93

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    Thanks!

    I built the frames myself. Yes, the graphics are painted grey with 2 coats of white on top. PM me if you want to know more about the process.
     
  15. Johnny Best

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    Is that a Milliken framing system you have the Sunbrella on. Those came out really nice.
     
  16. hcardwell93

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    Yes its the staple style extrusions.
     
  17. Megagrafix

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    Nice!
     
  18. Signs & Designs

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    Looking Good...
     
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