Who doesn’t love vintage? When one of my clients contacted me about refurbishing a vintage lighted sign for her business, I couldn’t help but be excited for the opportunity to do something different!
Here are the supplies used to refurbish the sign:
- Vinyl (I used Outdoor Vinyl)
- Application Fluid (mine was home made)
- Secret ingredient (“I’ve got a guy”)
The sign originally had been painted.
I didn’t know of a way to get the paint off without damaging the plastic, so I recommended she take it to a friend at a local body shop (“I’ve got a guy”). He was able to remove the paint AND polish up the plastic to a wonderful gloss.
We considered the option of creating a stencil, and then painting the sign. However that meant it would have to go back to the body shop if she ever decided to change it. That pretty much sealed the deal for using vinyl for the new lettering.
It is a two color design, so I applied the main color first. Next, I sprayed application fluid over the sign and the back side of the second color of vinyl.
The application fluid gave me the opportunity to slide the red vinyl around until it fit into the ‘M’ perfectly. Then I just had to carefully squeegee out the fluid. And, Ta Da!
Later today I’ll reassemble the sign at her shop and get a photo of it lighted for all of us to see.