Traditional Signage

Traditional signwriting is fast becoming a rare skill among sign manufacturers but, despite the advance in technology, there is still no alternative for the quality workmanship of traditionally hand painted signwork.

At Steve Barlow Signs I offer a very high standard of work including gold leaf, gilding, glasswork, murals and pictorial signs. My traditional hand painted signs work aesthetically with their surroundings, especially in locations which have retained their historical buildings and character and areas of conservation control.

Far from being restricted by the design capabilities of a computer, when it comes to traditional signs the only limitation is your imagination. Unique colours can be mixed and blended, effects and shadows can be added, different sign shapes can be achieved. From the simplicity of a house or cottage name sign to the colour and vibrance of the funfair, it’s time to put the tradition back into England’s signage.
Signwriting Techniques

My signs are made and painted by hand using traditional methods and craftsmanship for a quality finish and character impossible to reproduce through machine production methods. I only use the finest tools and materials in sustainable timber and hardwood combined with modern paint systems for durability. Any signs you commission will endure the test of time.