Nick Sanders Signwriter

Traditional signwriting including: gilding (water & oil), glass writing, narrow boats & historic vehicles.

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Nick Sanders Signwriter
t: 01905772946
m: 07837277177


A traditional Master Signwriter, I completed a five year time-served apprenticeship with a Master Signwriter in Worcester between 1979 and 1984. I was taught a raft of signwriting skills from basic lettering techniques to blended shading, reverse glass writing and gilding (in both water and oil) and remained with the Master for a further four years. I have sign-written on vehicles, narrow boats, fascia boards, windows and upon surfaces as diverse as wood, metal, glass, brickwork, plaster and even leather ‘bookies’ satchels  Nowadays my work is centred around providing bespoke, individual hand-painted signage for people eager to embrace traditional skills in a modern mass-produced world. Predominantly this leads me to painting historic classic vehicles, canal boats, pub signage, honours boards and even pin-striping judicial wig boxes!

Mini craft gallery

Gilded Shop Fascia
Gilded Shop Fascia
Water Gilding
Narrow Boat
Narrow Boat
Ford 100e Pick-up
Coffee Shop Facia
Legal Wig boxes
Vehicle signwriting
House Name Signs
Plaster Wall signwriting
Pub signage