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Wooden Signs

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by createyourwoodsign, May 27, 2012.

  1. createyourwoodsign

    createyourwoodsign New Member

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    Hello,

    I am new at woodworking and i have a question for the experts:

    I make painted wooden signs using stencils. The stencil are use are cut with a cutting machine and need to perfectly stick to the wood the that the letters on the signs have a great contour.

    My issue is that when i peel off the vinyl, he is falling apart. Would you know any kind of material i could use to do the job and being re-usable??

    Thank you for your help!

    Emmanuel
     
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  2. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    Welcome from PA.........................
     
  3. mrchips

    mrchips Member

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    Welcome from CT.

    I make signs from wood but not like you describe.

    Sorry can't help.

    Joe
     
  4. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    would like to help...BUT, either your english is bad and your discription of what your doing....................is worse..............so untill you reword the question, i dont think much help will be available.
     
  5. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    What you are calling stencils are what I call paint masks. Because they are adhesive backed, they will supply a very good looking result when applied and the openings are then painted. But, because they are adhesive backed, it is not possible to use them more than once.
     
  6. weaselboogie

    weaselboogie Very Active Member

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    You'd have to go with something thick. I've went with styrene before with "meh" results. Spray adhesive to the back and a couple of uses but in the end you have a sticky mess. Also, everything ends up looking like you're spray painting military crates. You'd only be able to use font that are made for stencil use. An extender that attaches the middle pieces is your only options for fonts.... Or dont use vowels.

    For non-reusable stencils I use oracal 631 - several light coats, remove mask while still wet.. razor edge.
     
  7. Sign Up Graphics

    Sign Up Graphics Very Active Member

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    Welcome from Skokie, IL :thumb:
     
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