Vinyl Lettering

Old 08-17-10, 12:30 AM
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Vinyl Lettering

For long I'd been looking for something to display my favorite quotes in my room, until I stumbled upon vinyl lettering. What do you all think of this concept? Or do you have a better option. I find paints a bit too tedious.

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Old 08-17-10, 02:52 AM
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Vinyl lettering should be fine. An issue you need to resolve is whether they will stick to the surface you plan to use. Your link states the following: “Vinyl Letters stick to most flat, non-course surfaces, aluminium, metal, plastic and wood are only a few materials that vinyl lettering will adhere to.” If you have textured walls such as a knock-down finish, the lettering may not stick.

I’ve had a several signs made from vinyl, and also use the letters on outdoor electrical panels and to label irrigation equipment. If you have a surface where the lettering will not stick, a sign co. can make you a backing board made from a lightweight PVC foam material (in various or multiple colors, and various thicknesses) that could be fastened to your walls or perhaps direct you to use a composite lettering such as PVC which could be adhered w/ stuff like liquid nails, or more conventional methods such as screws or picture hangers. A local franchise sign co. has been extremely helpful in showing me different materials to make signs and lettering, and you may want to stop by one in your area as they can answer your questions, show you materials, and make sure you make the right choices. One possible negative is they may have a minimum job order of $25 . . . since you can get a lot of lettering for $25, I save up stuff until reaching a minimum order size.
Old 08-17-10, 01:05 PM
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The vinyl letters required for just a few small quotations sounds like a lot of hassle and expense

I think I'd opt for something else but hard to say what, never thought of doing something like this so I haven't been thinking about it except for the last minute and a half

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