Recent work – step-by-step, the story of these painted exterior graphics – Golden Road Brewing, Anaheim CA

Recent work over on the hand-painted side of Big City…

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In November 2017, the Big City crew painted this building exterior at Golden Road Brewing in Anaheim, Orange County, CA.

As always, the work starts with a plan, a design. The client had provided a fairly complete plan of eye-catching graphics that they wanted to cover pretty much all the exterior wall surfaces of their 250 ft x 150 ft (approx.) building.

Here is a portion of their rendering.

Here is my scale drawing based on their layouts.

Then it was on to making patterns. These are the paper full-size pen-plotter drawings that are perforated using the old Electro-Pounce pen system. Then white or black powder is pushed through the perforations when the paper is held in place on the building. This is how designs are typically transferred full-size to the surface.

The zig-zag lines were marked at their angle-points then connected with a snap-line.

On-site, work began with paint…

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Recent work – cost-effective Costco signage

Recent work over on the hand-painted side of Big City!

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Your humble sign painter got a little cost-effective sign painting in today, for Costco Carmel Mountain in the San Diego area. The manager told me their monument sign’s painted letters didn’t match the corporate logo – I can completely understand why it bugged him!

Here is the “before” picture – the “o'” and “s” shapes were wrong in “Costco”, and the “s” was the same odd shape in “wholesale”.


After taking careful dimensions I went back to the shop to prepare. With the proper logo in hand, I created the paper pattern to transfer the design to the monument, to know where to paint – and paint out the malformed letters.

On site, I matched the background color by eye, then painted out the offending letter shapes.


Then, on to painting the client’s correct corporate logo. I also took a moment to refresh all the red, since it’s a color…

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Recent work – painted RAKEN graphic

Sign painter at work! Recent work over on the hand-painted graphics side of things…

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Real-world example – easy graffiti removal from a sign

Put together this 30 second video a while back, it’s worth seeing if you want to know how  easy it can be to remove graffiti using our graffiti resistant films on signs. Using some rubbing alcohol on a paper towel, the tagging was gone in moments.

Sign painting: painted signs are cost-effective signage!

Check out our recent article about how hand-painted graphics and signs are a great choice: Sign painting: painted signs are cost-effective signage!