Fast-Cover Panels for your Awning
Step-by-Step Guide: How to Use LetterBank's Fast-Cover Panels for Awnings LetterBank's New Fast-Cover Panels offer a convenient way to enhance and change your awning. This step-by-step guide will help you understand how to measure your awning, send a photo, and install the Fast-Cover Panels. It's designed to be easy to follow. Materials Needed: Tape measure Pen and paper Ladder Smartphone or digital camera (to take a photo) Email connection (to send the photo) or use this form instead. Step 1: Measuring Your Awning Stand on a stable surface and measure the width of your awning from one side to the other, or the width of the part that you want covered over with a new Fast-Cover Panel. Be sure to get help if you need it, safety first! On this form, write down the measurements. Next, measure the height of your awning from the bottom edge to the top edge. Note this measurement as well. Step 2: Taking Photos of Your Awning Use a smartphone or a digital camera to take a clear photo of your awning. Make sure the photo captures the entire awning, including any relevant details or areas you'd like to cover with the Fast-Cover Panels. If needed, ask for assistance from a friend or family member to ensure you get a clear photo. Step 3: Sending the Photo to LetterBank Use your smartphone or digital camera. Send by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or from your smartphone to 805-874-2221. Compose a new message or fill in your request. Attach the photo of your awning to the email or upload it with the link above. Write a brief message explaining what you would like to cover with the Fast-Cover Panels for your awning. Double-check the email for accuracy and send it. Step 4: Ordering the Fast-Cover Panels LetterBank's customer support team will reply after they review your photo and project details. In their reply, they will provide instructions on how to place your order. Follow their instructions carefully. Provide any additional information they may request. Once you've provided all the necessary information, request a formal estimate or instructions on ho to order securely online. Place your order! Step 5: Installing the Fast-Cover Panels Once you receive your Fast-Cover Panels, carefully unpack them and lay them out in a clean, open space. Allow the rolled panels to lay flat in a warm room for a day for easier application. If you haven't already, this is a good time to clean your awning's surface thoroughly to ensure proper adhesion. Do not leave any residue or soap on the awning. Remove any dirt, dust, or debris that may prevent the Fast-Cover Panels from sticking securely. Identify each panel and any installation location and measurements. Peel off the protective backing from the adhesive side of the Fast-Cover Panel. If it's very cold, very hot or windy, wait to install. Starting from one edge of your awning, carefully align the panel and press it firmly onto the clean surface. Smooth out any air bubbles or wrinkles as you go. The adhesive will set up over the next 2-3 days. Repeat the process for each panel, ensuring they are properly aligned and securely adhered to the awning. If needed, ask for assistance from a friend or local sign company to help you apply the Fast-Cover Panels correctly and ensure they stick securely. Take a step back and admire your newly enhanced and protected awning. Send us a photo! Congrats! You have successfully done what few other people have done. Enjoy the added design and aesthetic appeal that the Fast-Cover Panels provide. If you have any further questions or need assistance, don't hesitate to contact LetterBank's customer support team.
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.
B2B Business to Business Sign Printing
For many of the industrial, military, corporate and commercial markets, LetterBank Signs + Print just makes good sense. See Services belowBased on customer surveys of our Fortune 1000 clients, who typically purchase tall outdoor Banners with Wind-Proof Stands, Printed Table Covers, Wall Lettering, Lighted Can Signs and Decals, 100% of our Corporate customers (who replied to share an opinion) stated that they will use LetterBank Resourcing and Fulfillment in their next branding and marketing outreach. Checking in with our Military customers, the more popular orders are for Decals, Floor Decal Graphics, Stencils, Rec Signs and Changeable "Curb" Signs 100% of Military respondents said that we are on their list of preferred suppliers. Top-sellers with our Sign Shops in stand-alone and franchise locations are: Custom Sign Frames (snap-open and security), Awning Lettering in our DuraStik Lettering and Cover-Ups, Foam Letters for Concrete Casting and Replacement Sign Parts Sign Covers Sign shops may choose to participate with our B2B wholesale services and production with knowledgable full art and marketing services available. ServicesSign Brokerage, Printing and Fulfillment Services, professional Art and Graphics and logistics evaluations are available. Simply put, since 1989 we strive to find you the best signs and sign fabrication solutions for your sign projects. Clients include PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Toyota, Circle-K, PG&E, Verizon, US Government, USSteel, Exxon/Mobil and many Fortune 1000 corporations of note. Our 30+ years of experience in the intricacies of sign manufacturing, capability and procurement allows us to save you money but more importantly, save you time on your projects and get the products ready with time to spare.Now more than ever, businesses must catch the eye of their customers.We can help you to do just that. To set up a time for a no-strings-attached call, just ask. Check out our new B2B and B2G article
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