Faux Finished Monument Signs

by Maggie Harlow on August 28, 2014

Monument signs can be finished with different styles and appearances, called a faux finish. It’s a finish created to look like a material other than what it is. Most often, faux finished monument signs are made to resemble wood, stone, or other natural materials.

Monument Sign - Sandy Springs, GAThe faux finish can be applied to PVC, wood, metal, or even vinyl to create different looks, making it appear as if the sign is made from that material. It’s a lower cost alternative to using the actual materials in your monument signs. A few different types of faux finish that Signarama can help create include:

  • Marbleizing: A marbleized monument sign looks like it was created with a marble slab, using special glaze and paint techniques.
  • Wood grain: Give your sign a wood finish with painted wood grain appearances. This has the look of wood, but will stand up to the harsh weather and heat much better than wood.
  • Adobe/stucco finish: With some plastering and painting, we can make your sign look like it was created with adobe or other mud finishes.
  • Brick/stone finish: The posts on monument signs are usually made with 4″ x 4″ posts and then wrapped with brick or stone faux columns. We’ve had clients who want real brick or stone, and so we’ll work with a mason to build it. But if you need the same look at a lower cost, the faux brick or stone finish is ideal.
  • Painted finish: You can have a sponge, rag, or color wash finish, where the face of the sign is painted with for a creative, decorative look.

Faux finished monument signs can give every company’s sign a unique look and feel that matches the company’s culture and theme. We can mount 3D letters, or create an engraved look, including a gilt finish of the letters.

For more information on monument signs, please visit the Signarama website. You can also find the Signarama store nearest you with our online store locator.

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