Career outlook for signwriter
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would hand-paint signs for historic buildings, fairgrounds, pubs, classic vehicles, boats and more. This is a traditional craft that involves learning specialised techniques that have been used for generations.
- Lay out designs and lettering
- Measure letter size
- Prepare surfaces
- Paint backgrounds by brush, spray or roller
- Trace designs onto wood, metal or glass
- Hand-paint designs using special brushes, enamel paint and gold leaf
- Repaint and retouch signs on site
You would work with different materials such as wood, metal, glass, and specialised paints and varnishes.
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