Q. What is the material
A. MDF....This stands for Medium Density Fibreboard. It is a highly compressed man-made board.
Q. Why do you use MDF
A. Because MDF has a lot of qualities that are ideally suited to this type of product.
It has a natural colour, it has no grain to contend with, it is consistent, and best of all it is strong.
Q. Can you cut these
in grained wood like oak or pine ?
A. Yes we can, but there are problems when these are cut in grained wood.
The contact point at the base of some letters & numbers can be quite small and it's possible that these
could snap off along the grain at this point !! Because of this, we do not cut these in any material other
than MDF which doesn't suffer from this problem.
Q. Do you cut these in
larger sizes ?
A. Yes we do. Please email us for a quote.
Q. Do they need finishing
with varnish or paint ?
A. No they don't. Most people are happy with them as they are. They will however, darken slightly with age
the same as most woods do.
Q. If I wanted to apply
a finish, what should I use ?
A. We recommend using oil based paints or varnishes. If possible, thin the first coat which will make it much
easier to apply. Subsequent coats don't need thinning. The amount of coats needed will depend on the finish
you choose but in general, 2 coats are enough.
Water based finishes will raise the fibres slightly on the first coat making it necessary to lightly sand these off
before applying the second coat. This is not a problem on the flat surfaces, but sanding all those internal
surfaces is no fun.
Q. What about spraying
A. In our opinion, car spray paint is the easiest and quickest finish to apply. Done properly in short bursts to
avoid runs, a high quality finish can be achieved much quicker than normal paints and varnishes !
Q. Do you provide
a paint finishing service ?
A. Sorry, we don't at the moment but it's something we're looking into.
Q. Is this the
only product you make ?
A. Basically, yes. Although we have dedicated this web site to call signs, we have been making these 'Letter Blocks'
as we call them, for over 3 years now. We cut them as names & phrases etc. to suit any occasion.
Visit our other web site below to see some examples :
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