Black Outer Border

Why do all these signs have a Black border?

click again for closeupThere are 3 good reasons ~ consistency, efficiency and maintenance.

Consistency: Part of our initial goal in designing this product line was to take our most popular, requested designs and present them in a way that was both unique and recognizable. When you drive by one of our signs in California it will be as familiar and distinctive as the one you saw in New York. Kind of like picking a friend's face out in a crowd.

carved home signsEfficiency: In the interest of making these premium signs available at very low base prices, we looked at every part of the fabrication process with an eye toward streamlining. Pre-painting ALL panels the same color is one of the few places we can save time on these highly personalized signs. Black was chosen for it's richness next to the other colors in our pallet, it's coverage and ease of matching.

Maintenance: Another benefit of Black on the border is that's where most maintenance issues emerge on signs after several years exposure outdoors. The top edge of a sign will need repainting before anything else. Because Black is such a universal color, the home owner can pick up a little can of any brand of Black oil-based enamel and perform their own easy, invisible touchups.

Shhh, don't tell anyone, but if you really have your heart set on some other border color, we will let you twist our arm. Pick any of the other colors from the palette and note it on your order. (There is a $10 charge). 

If you really want to be creative, we can match to any color you want for both borders and backgrounds, even if they're not in our standard palette, for a color matching fee of $10 per color. (send color chip)

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