Painted Billboards

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Painted Billboards


Painted Billboards

These billboards are very rare these days as they have been replaced by graphically printed billboards. Painted billboards are basically done by manually painting the advertised message and images on the billboards.

Painted billboards used to be a thing of the past. But a few companies are still utilizing this method for modern advertising. Hand-painted billboards were part of a wave of outdoor advertising that was popularized by circuses and theaters in the 1800s. By the end of the century, it was a full-scale industry. But, fast-forward to the 2000s and companies had found easier, less costly ways to get their products on buildings and signs. Almost all these billboards were painted in large studios. The image was projected on the series of paper panels that made up the billboard. Line drawings were done, then traced with a pounce wheel that created perforated lines. The patterns were then "pounced" onto the board with a chalk filled pounce bag, marking the outlines of the figures or objects. Using oil paints, artists would use large brushes to paint the image. Once the panels were installed using hydraulic cranes, artists would go up on the installed billboard and touch up the edges between panels.

Interested in our Painted Billboards for your business? Give us a call and our sign expert will be more than happy to assist you with the project from providing expert opinions based on safety regulations to creating an eye catching signage that meets all your specific needs.




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