- Sheila McCann-Downes.
Sheila produces high quality, genuinely hand-painted, traditional signage
for business premises, shops, boats, public houses and private homes.
Sheila is also skilled in the art of
gilding and uses real gold leaf to create lettering
on signs or glass.
We specialise in high quality, traditional,
genuinely hand painted signage for business premises, shops, boats, public
houses and homes.
Our signwriter was one of the last in the country
to gain the City and Guilds qualification in traditional signwriting and
uniquely has an MA in design. We combine traditional methods of painting
by hand with the highest quality materials and the latest design technology
to ensure your sign is exactly what you are looking for.
Why have a hand painted sign?
Within conservation areas and on listed buildings,
traditional signage is often required for planning and aesthetic reasons.
Paint is a versatile material, and can often be used on surfaces such as
rough walls where vinyl would not be suitable. All signage is vulnerable
to environmental conditions, but a painted sign will fade gently and mellow,
as opposed to vinyl which can degrade rapidly. Painted signs can be easily
refreshed to bring them back to their former glory, whereas a vinyl sign
would have to be entirely replaced.
Hand crafted, unique works of art, our signs are
hand painted in the proper, traditional manner, using quality brushes and
painstaking workmanship. We are able to take your existing logos and artwork
from the digital age and reproduce them using a blend of traditional and
What does it cost?
Hand painted signage may not be as expensive as you think. Low material
cost and versatility means we compare favourably with vinyl signage, please
email email@example.com or phone 01326 330200.
We are friends of the Heritage Crafts Association,
corporate members of the Trevithick Society, member of the Federation of
Small Businesses, IPAF qualified to drive mobile elevating work platforms
and CSCS card holders for work on building sites.
We can paint directly on site or supply
finished boards ready for installation. Hand painted signage is extremely
versatile. We can paint on almost any surface - unlike vinyl which can only
be applied on smooth, flat finishes - and size is no issue. This makes the
painted option ideal for exterior rendered walls, interior plaster surfaces
and anything which has a curved or rough surface.
We produce high quality, beautifully designed signs
with a focus on classic typography. Our boards are produced on sustainably
produced FSC exterior plywood and treated with five professional paint coats
to give a hard wearing, long lasting and perfectly smooth surface. We only
ever use professional ‘One shot’ signwriting paints in all our
What can we paint on?
Just about anything! Here are a few examples but if what you require isn’t
on the list it doesn’t mean we don’t do it, we just haven’t
thought of it yet
Pub signs, Restaurants, House
signs, Boats, Pilot
Interior walls,Black boards
and coloured chalk boards, Conservation areas
Listed buildings, Heritage
trails, Exterior walls, Windows,
Furniture, Cars, vans, Traction
engines and locomotives, Stage sets
Anvil Trust premises, Carwinion Road