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Painted Awning

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Colorburst, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Colorburst

    Colorburst Member

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    I have a customer that wants me to paint this awning Orange and put vinyl lettering on the front. Any thoughts?
    Thanks
     
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  2. studio 440

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    Paint the whole job justmake sure you order awning material without scotchguard coating
     
  3. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

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    awning is not a very descriptive word
     
  4. Colorburst

    Colorburst Member

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    OOPS, forgot picture

    I forgot to upload the picture of the awning
     

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  5. Firefox

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    So that is a canvas type awning that has had previous lettering painted over?

    It looks as if the paint is peeling off, is this the case?

    If it is peeling all loose paint has to come off or new paint will not stick.

    If you decide to power wash the old loose paint off, do so at your own peril, A power washer can and will cut through old sun degraded canvas or sunbrella fabric like butter, don't ask how I know!

    It's always tough doing a half a$$ed patch job that should really be taken down and replaced.

    Good luck.
     
  6. Colorburst

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    Your right on all counts, peeling paint, trying fix something that should be replaced, etc. Thanks for the advice on the power washer. It needs to be cleaned before it could be painted but I'm not sure it could witnstand the cleaning.
     
  7. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

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    tell them new or walk away from this job. You go to power washing and blow hole thru it your gonna be replacing an old awning at your costs, mark my words, judging by pic it is already on the verge of tearing due to deterioration

    Sometimes you just can't fix crap
     
  8. onan

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    A retro cover is the only way to go.
     
  9. surf city

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    Yeah what Visual said. if you damage it it's on you.
     
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