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Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Billct2, Jun 6, 2020.

  1. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

    Mar 12, 2005
    New England
    I was looking though Sign Builder and saw this story about a "wrap" job for a concrete stadium. When I see a job like this I wonder what is the best way to do it. In this case it was done with a material made for an exterior
    rough surface that has an 18 month life expectancy with laminate. They don't say if there were restrictions on the job, like no fasteners allowed, but it isn't for a promotional event, it's "permanent". Without having the exact size it's hard to estimate, but I would think painting the concrete and then either hand lettering the graphics or applying with vinyl would be a more long term option and maybe cheaper too.
  2. Notarealsignguy

    Notarealsignguy Very Active Member

    Feb 20, 2020
    A lot of people use wraps in applications that they really shouldn't. Customers are sold a line of garbage about them and often times think they are superior to painting. Think about how much fun that will be to remove vs rolling a new color over top of a painted surface.
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  3. karst41

    karst41 Member

    Nov 3, 2010
    Stone Mountain, GA
    3m has media for this application.
    Not trying to promote but the folks at Grimco probably have this in stock.
  4. Zendavor Signs

    Zendavor Signs Member

    Mar 3, 2011
    Peoria, IL
    I had the same thought when I read this article. It kinda stressed me to think about all that color and panel alignment. I agree a better long term solution would be to paint the red and do vinyl decals for the graphic pieces. We have done this before and it holds up really well. I am not a sign painter at all, but painting a solid color like this is pretty simple. I think most newcomers to this industry just don't want to paint at all.