Sign Makers Guide

As a Dundee signwriter and signmaker for most of my life, I have a passion for the craft which I would like to share with the world.

Throughout the Sign Making Guide, you will learn fundamental techniques for traditional and modern sign making. Packed with photos and full of expert tips and resources, including; hand lettering, gold leaf gilding, sign painting, vinyl graphics and much more. The articles will help you to understand and gain new skills whilst you can enjoy making signs which will amaze.

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How to make a pounce pattern for traditional signwriting

This short guide is full of interesting tips which will help you to make multiple, identical hand lettered signs accurately.

How to apply vinyl graphics to vehicles

Learn how to apply vinyl graphics to vehicles with this easy to follow guide. This guide is an essential resource, packed with photos and expert tips.

6 Ways to maximise your signage investment

Signage for business is an investment. You can maximise your investment by implementing these easy steps whilst also saving you expense.

How to hand paint gold leaf lettering

Learn how to hand letter with gold leaf and dazzle forever more.

Which kind of paints do sign painters use?

Learn the fundamental paint selection necessary to make long lasting, professionally painted signs.

How to hand letter a sign

The definitive guide to learn the basics for hand lettering multiple signs with a brush.

How to stain a wooden sign

The definitive guide for learning how to achieve professional finishes with brush painting wooden signs.

How to repair a stone wall sign

Learn how to repair masonry wall signs and reinstate heritage lettering.

How to paint a sign

Learn the best practise and fundamental methods for brush painting signs and panels.