A Quick Guide: What are my options in awning lettering?
This is a fast read for those that want new wording on their awnings.What are my options for putting a new name on an awning?  You can buy self-adhesive DuraStik material by the yard (white or color) and cut it yourself with scissors or on a plotter, you can order pre-spaced DuraStik lettering, made to be ready to install all at one time, you can order lettering on a background panel to install in one piece (easiest to install), you may order a printed panel with lettering and logo and  you can order a printed graphic image, contour cut to the shape of your image. These options are also in the order of costs from lower to higher. Which is best for my awning?The easiest to apply or to have installed professionally are the panels, as they apply in one piece.The least costly is usually the individual, pre-spaced lettering.The most attractive and eye-catching is usually the contour-cut printed graphic. For detailed information and a quick read, check out these helpful articles.Awning Lettering FAQsTips & Tricks: Covering over old awningsHow can I cover an old business name?Working with Awnings & Lettering We're glad to answer any questions you may have about LetterBank's DuraStik for Awnings, Canopies, Tents, Team Uniforms, Sails and Banner Flags.SEE ALSO: Tips and Tricks,Covering an Old Awning,Dealing with Sunbrella awnings,Personalizing an awning just got easier,Awning lettering FAQs,Working with Awnings and Lettering,Awning Masks and Cover-Overs,Awning Quick Guide Contact us today. We're here for you!
Awning Lettering FAQs
Common questions about adding awning lettering or letter panels to cover up old awnings
Custom Personalizing Your Awning Just Got Easier!
Personalized Awnings.Now, easier than ever before. Place custom awning graphics, photos and wording over existing painted awnings, all in one easy step. LetterBank, the pioneering sign company which has been creating awning lettering for existing awnings for over a decade, is proud to announce the all-in-one printed panels for easier installation. Finally, you can apply all the lettering and graphics in one piece (or multiple pieces, based on the length of your awning). It's much easier than putting up individually cut letters by a factor of 1000%! Custom graphics are printed in long-lasting colors onto a roll of our DuraStik Hi-Tack Adhesive Fabrics, allowing you to install your own awning graphics simply! Can I use the panels to hide old painted lettering? Yes, you sure can. All you need to do is measure the lettering area (how tall and how wide in inches or centimeters) and send a photo of the awning, so we can find out the best options available! Single panels of LetterBank's printed DuraStik wording and graphics are made and sent to you with instructions, up to 4.3 feet (52") by 15 feet or whatever the most economical sizes are for your project. Some projects require multiple panels- we'll let you know what works best for simple installation. DuraStik was originally created by LetterBank Signs + Print in 2009, to cover over old painted lettering and now, it has introduced a new and beautiful addition to the DuraStik line, to make your project much easier to do! Will this cover old painted letters on a sailboat sail or weatherproof cover?This is designed to stick to virtually any flexible or rigid surface that does not have a silicone-type of spray on it. How can I test for silicone spray?Will it work on my awning/tent/canopy/sail or flag?Order a small sample of DuraStik to test first. Within a few days, you'll receive a small test piece which you can test on your project. Simply remove the backing paper from the super-thin fabric, exposing the strong adhesive, and stick it to your project. This sounds terrific. Where do I begin?You can use this simple form to send us your request. You will need to have:  Height and length of existing lettering on the awning, if any. Send photo of awning (and/or) artwork file.That's it! We can price your project or make suggestions once we have all the details. Questions?We're here to help. Any one of our staff can assist you, as we're employee owned and operated- you're always communicating with a part-owner, never a receptionist or clerk.
My awning is Sunbrella or treated with silicone, what are my options?
Awning fabric may range from old-fashioned canvas to 21st century vinyls and resin compounds. If your awning sample does not stick well, it may be because of a reaction to the finish applied to the awning fabric. So what can I do to cover over or to replace or add new lettering on the awning (without having to pay for a whole new awning)? Some solutions listed below may work for your D.I.Y. awning makeover.The least costly solution is likely to be to order our PaintMask self-adhesive stencils in combination with sign paint like 1-Shot. List of distributors here. Find out more about LetterBank PaintMask here.This requires painting over the old lettering with a color close to the awning's original or faded color, then using a contrasting color and PaintMask to finish the project. Next up is our new Awnner™ [Awning/Banner] CoverUps, made for the persistent Do It Yourselfers who want a good-looking result (and a bit of a challenge!). We're still designing and working to make the universal hardware that will allow our Awnner™ CoverUps to work with many kinds of awnings and frames, and to be sufficiently easy to install by a person without the training that sign companies have.The vinyl or fabric banners used in this process are made to complement or contrast to the awning color for optimal visibility and impact and may be removed easily by a non-professional. Finally, our rigid signs option allows us to print your graphics onto one or more durable metal panels which can be installed with or without a snap-open frame into the metal frame of your existing awning, allowing for easy exchange of signs and promotions. For more information on any of our awning signage solutions, contact us with photos and the exact dimensions of your project and what you intend to do. We are here to help you look good.
How can I cover an old business name on an awning?
Can I cover up old lettering on my awning? You can, and we go over the steps to find out all available options for your new awning wording.
Tips & Tricks: Covering over old awnings
Tricks and Tips for covering up old awnings. See below for repairs DIY Craft Project: How to add your name to old awnings and cover over previous names, and repair sails, tents and more. This is a practical Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Guide on covering over old awnings, covering old business names and adding your own, or repairing canopies, tents, sails and covers. What is the purpose of this article?We're going to look at low-cost options that may save you hundreds of dollars over replacing an old awning. We'll also cover how to cover up old business names on awnings, repair smaller non-structural tears, and even repair tents, sails and pop-up canopies! Where do I start?For the purpose of clarity, I'll refer to awnings, but this also works to apply in general to tents, canopies, sails, sport team uniforms and to just about any woven fabrics. Will it work on my fabric?Before going any further, you'll need to see if your fabric (awning, tent, jacket, sail, anything) has been treated with silicone, as nothing will stick permanently to silicone. Test for silicone:A simple test to see if a fabric has been treated with silicone during manufacture or as an after-market finish, is to try to stick a new label, decal or bumper sticker to the fabric. While the sticker may not adhere well, if it stays put then it's probably okay to proceed. For a thorough test, send for a small sample piece of LetterBank DuraStik fabric to test, as the material is custom-cut and not returnable. The self-adhesive LetterBank DuraStik material is sold by the linear yard or 10-yard roll in black, red, blue, green and white (in a standard master roll width of 54" x 3 feet length) and in white fabric only in 14" and 18" roll widths. This woven fabric has an extremely aggressive acrylic adhesive on the reverse side, covered in a backing liner until it's ready to apply. The LetterBank DuraStik self-adhesive fabric has been tested on awnings from Canada to Florida for over ten years without any failures reported, even in hurricane-strength winds. Here's a partial list of ways you can use your LetterBank DuraStik fabric.• Cover over old awning lettering (painted): Measure area to cover and purchase enough fabric to cover. • Repair an awning/tent/sail tear: Clean and brush awning thoroughly, then apply a patch at least 12" wider than the tear on the front of the awning and on the reverse side as well. Burnish thoroughly. • Add wording to your awning: There are several ways to do this. You can order Paintmask self-adhesive stencils to paint your exact typestyle perfectly, directly onto an awning, or apply the Paintmask to the LetterBank DuraStik fabric and paint your wording or logo directly, then apply the LetterBank DuraStik fabric to your awning, sail or team flag. • Make Team Sport Jacket or uniform numbers easily by cutting the LetterBank DuraStik by hand, removing the backing and pressing onto the jacket or uniform. Machine washable gentle cycle. REPAIRS: This material may be used for small tears in canvas and canopies, tents, flags and almost any material which has not been treated with silicone at the factory or as an aftermarket application. Very little will stick to silicone if anything will. How do you use the LetterBank DuraStik fabric in your awnings or crafts?Tell us and automatically be entered to win a roll of self-adhesive LetterBank DuraStik fabric! No purchase necessary. Must be 21 or over and a legal USA or Canada resident to win. Many additional prizes and discount coupons are available as additional prizes. We will pick one winner every quarter. Enter below. See related articles here:Stencils vs. Paint Masks Foam Letter Signs Banners and changeable event dates Use your store awning to advertise #Awnings #AwningLettering #AwningCoverups #SailRepair #TentRepairs at March 31, 2018 Labels: advertising, advertising on awnings, advertising on your awning, awning cover wording,awning letters, cover over awning, cover up awning name, cover up business name awning, DIY awning sign, DIY sign layout