A sticky situation
When Solihull Rugby Football Club first contacted us, they wanted us to add 11 new names to the board as well rectify the previous two names which had been done in the wrong colour. This was a concern for us as paint is very hard to remove from a board. We agreed to have a look at it, but didn’t make any promises. When they bought the board in, it was obvious that the previous signwriter had used self adhesive vinyl lettering and not gold leaf and paint as requested.
We removed the vinyl lettering and replaced it with 23.5 carat gold leaf with a black drop shadow, and did the same with the same with the new names.
It took us two days to apply the leaf using a 3 hour gold size. Once the gold had been burnished, we applied the drop shadow using a number 1 sable brush.
The club were so happy that they have commissioned us to make a new board for the new season.