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Harder and harder to get paint

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Signs Express, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. Signs Express

    Signs Express Member

    Dec 19, 2008
    Franklin, NC
    Is anyone else finding it harder to get 1shot lettering enamels in quarts or even gallons? I called one of our suppliers this morning to get serveral quarts to paint some panel backgrounds and they said they hardly carry the stuff any more.

    What are you guys doing to larger panels that need a background colors other than the usual pre-painted panel colors and durability greater than the 3-5 years you're going to get from a digital print?
  2. SE SignSupply

    SE SignSupply Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    Apex, NC
    We try to stock most of the lettering colors in QT's and/or HP's.

  3. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

    Mar 25, 2006
    Mars Florida
    I wouldn't use 1-shot for anything anymore. I gave away 40-50 quarts and pints to a pin striper. UV kills it in no time here in Florida. The only way to get any durability is with a high quality clear coat. If I need a background to last, I use two part automotive paint. Unless of course you only need a sign to last for two years.

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