The way your business wooden billboard or sign looks affects how people think of your business or service. They figure if your sign is worn and old looking you’re business is probably not successful. People won’t give it a second glance. They won’t see what the sign or billboard says they’ll just see that it looks terrible and uncared for. The way to solve that problem is to refinish your wooden billboard or sign. Give it a brand new eye catching look. If it looks well kept and maintained people will know that you care about your business and will take the time to read what your sign or billboard says.
The first thing you’ll want to do is to either find a very long extension cord or a generator. Once you have power to the site of the sign or billboard ready an electric handheld sander with rough grit sand paper. Use a ladder for large billboards or high off the ground signs. Be sure you have removed all of the old advertisements before sanding. Once they’ve been removed use the electric handheld sander to get down to the bare wood. Sand the sign or billboard thoroughly making sure none of the old finish remains.
When you are done removing the old finish switch to a medium grit or a fine grit sandpaper and go over the entire surface again. This will help to remove any flaws in the wood caused by the rough grit. It will also give the sign or billboard a nice smooth surface for the new finish to adhere to.
Oil based exterior paint is the best thing to use when refinishing a wooden sign or billboard. The oil based paint is tough and weather resistant. Stir a gallon well then pour some into a large clean paint tray. Use a full size roller and an extendable roller handle. Give the sign or billboard a good thick even coat of the oil based paint then let it dry for 30 minutes. Apply a second coat and allow it to dry for another 30 minutes. A third coat is recommended for maximum weather resistance. A third coat will also ensure that your color is bright, bold and even.
Once the final coat of paint has been applied it’s time to pack up for the day. Clean up your mess and let the paint set and dry for 12 to 24 hours before going back to hang your new advertisements. When people drive by your newly refinished sign or billboard they will notice it immediately due to the change. Potential clients and customers will be wowed by the new look and will pay attention to what you are advertising. Your refinished sign or billboard will look great for the next 10 or so years if not longer!