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What Are Metal Signs?

Metal signs are printed with high-performance UV ink on a 3 mm e-panel material. E-panel is two .008” aluminum sheets with a solid polyethylene core. With proper care and use, metal signs can stay vibrant for five to seven years. They are also strong enough to withstand hail, heat, and rain.

These signs are great for both indoor and outdoor settings and can be used for directional signs, real estate advertising, safety and regulatory signs, parking spaces, and more. Our metal sign options range from aluminum signs and reflective signs to brushed aluminum. Here at Signs.com, you can also choose to add drilled holes, standoffs, or use other accessories like 3M command strips or adhesive Velcro with your order for easy installation.

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Help people navigate and find their way using custom metal signs. These are very helpful in reception areas, lobbies, offices, parking spots, and real estate properties. Directional metal signs point out where to locate designated areas, attract potential customers with advertising, mark properties, and guide motorists to their destination.

We offer different types of metal signs for you to choose from:

Aluminum SignsOur aluminum signs are made from two pre-painted .008” aluminum sheets and printed with UV ink. This rust-free and weather-resistant material also has a protective coating that is anti-graffiti and scratch-resistant. Because it can stay vibrant and withstand intense heat and harsh weather conditions, aluminum is a popular material for real estate signs. These features make our aluminum signs highly durable and perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. Some of the sizes our customers usually order are 12" x 12”, 24" x 6", 18" x 24", 2' x 2', and 4' x 4'. You can also choose between single-sided printing or double-sided printing.
Brushed Aluminum SignsIf you’re going for a professional metallic look, brushed aluminum signs are your best choice. These are composed of 3 mm brushed e-panels with a reinforced polyethylene plastic core. Brushed aluminum signs can be easily mounted, with metal standoffs as the most popular choice of our customers. Use these for displaying logos, business names, suite numbers and more. These are recommended for hallways, bathrooms, receptionist areas, waiting rooms, and internal offices because of its unique appearance.
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Reflective Aluminum SignsThe best choice for directional signs and parking signs. Reflective aluminum signs are composed of a polyethylene core bonded between two .008” aluminum sheets. These signs have an engineer-grade reflective vinyl overlay, which allows visibility day and night. Reflective aluminum signs can also be used for real estate signs, security/surveillance signs, and safety and regulation signs.

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Can I print on both sides of my aluminum sign?

Yes, we offer single-sided and double-sided printing. You can choose the printed side you prefer on our product page.

Can I order a custom size for aluminum signs?

Yes, you can choose any custom size. You can also choose one of the most popular ordered sizes, such as:

  • 12" x 12”
  • 24" x 6"
  • 18" x 24"
  • 2' x 2'
  • 4' x 4'

How many drilled holes will my metal signs come with? How big are they?

The number of drilled holes in your metal signs will depend on the customization option you select in the product page. These include:

  • None
  • Four Corners
  • All Sides Center
  • Corners and Top and Bottom Center
  • Top Corners Only
  • Top and Bottom Center
  • Left and Right Center

The sizes of our drilled holes are either 3/8” or ¼".

What shapes of metal signs can I order?

All of our metal signs come in various shapes. These are:

  • Rounded Corners
  • Square
  • Rectangle
  • Circle
  • Oval
  • Custom Shape
  • Custom Shape With Border

You can select the shape that you want in the product page and proceed to checkout to complete your order.

Can I design a custom sign without any design skills?

Yes, you can. Signs.com has anonline design toolthat you can easily use. No need for any professional experience! Simply upload images, add logos, text, adjust the sizing or change the color scheme.

Do you offer reflective custom metal signs?

Yes, we do. Ourreflective aluminum signsare a great choice for directional and outdoor signs because they’re visible at any time of the day.

How do I clean my metal sign?

You can use a microfiber or lint-free cloth to keep your metal sign clean. If there are stains on your metal sign, you can also use a streak-free glass cleaner to clean up the surface.

How thick are your custom metal signs?

Our aluminum, reflective, and brushed signs are 3 mm (about the thickness of 30 sheets of copy paper).

Do your custom metal signs rust?

No, they don’t. Our metal signs are made from aluminum sheets which don’t rust, unlike signs made from steel.

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How soon can custom metal signs be shipped?

We can ship your custom metal signs in as fast as one business day.

FAQs

Do aluminum signs rust? ›

It will not rust – that is the nature of aluminum. This makes aluminum signage a great investment. Aluminum, available in a number of different thicknesses is customizable to any size or shape and at any quantity.

What type of aluminum is used for signs? ›

3003. The 3003 is the most commonly used form of the aluminum alloys. This form of the alloy is commercially pure aluminum and manganese to increase its strength by about 20 percent over that of the 1100 grade. Therefore, it provides all the characteristics of the 1100 but with higher strength.

How long do Aluminium signs last? ›

If you are looking for a durable and long-lasting exterior signage solution, aluminium composite signs are a great product used for most of the outdoor flat panel signs. The lifespan of 7-10 years makes them one of the most durable external signage products on the market.

How do you install aluminum signs? ›

Step 1: Determine the location where the sign should be installed with a leveling tool. Step 2: Drill the holes according to the predrilled holes of the actual sign. Step 3: Insert the wall plug into the drilled wall. Step 4: Use the screwdriver to screw through the standoff body into the wall anchor.

What grade aluminum are street signs? ›

For many years, the most popular material for traffic signs has been 5052-H38 due to its high tensile strength, which helps it resist vandalism.

How do you protect metal signs outside? ›

The best way to protect outdoor signs and make them last as long as possible is to use metal solutions with reflective coating over materials that degrade faster such as wood and plastic. Placing the sign in the shade rather than in direct sunlight adds to its durability.

What material is best for outdoor signage? ›

Here are the best materials for outdoor business signs!
  • Aluminum. Aluminum is extremely versatile, lightweight, and resistant to the elements, as it doesn't rust. ...
  • Medium Density Overlay (MDO) ...
  • DIBOND® ...
  • Aluminite. ...
  • Acrylic. ...
  • Vinyl. ...
  • Durawood.
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Which grade of aluminium is best? ›

Grade 1000

The 1000 series grades of aluminium are the purest out of all the commercial aluminium grades. Each and every grade in the 1000 series contains a minimum of 99% pure aluminium within it. This high aluminium content gives the 1000 series grades exceptional resistance strength.

What aluminum does not rust? ›

Aluminum. Aluminum cannot rust. This is because of the fact that rust is iron oxide, and most aluminum has virtually no iron in its composition. However, aluminum does oxidize, but it actually protects the underlying unoxidized aluminum.

Do metal signs fade in the sun? ›

Metal Signs are best for Outdoors

With very little maintenance required, metal signs can last for decades as they not only resist the effects of the weather but also don't fade when exposed to strong sunlight. If you want a long-term outdoor sign, metal is arguably the best material option out there.

Will metal signs rust outside? ›

This process happens when the sign gets wet or is in a damp area, like outside. If your metal sign is going to be in a covered area you can use linseed oil or beeswax on the metal which will inhibit rust (although not entirely prevent it).

How thick are aluminum street signs? ›

If the aluminum thickness is not specified, it shall be 0.080 inches (2 mm) for signs with the longest side of 36 inches (900 mm) or less. For signs with the longest side greater than 36 inches (900 mm), the nominal thickness shall be 0.125 inches (3 mm).

How much do lobby signs cost? ›

Indoor Lobby Sign Price Guide by Type
Basic Vinyl on wall (higher install cost on brick)$200-500
2D graphics on acrylic with standoffs$300-900
Dimensional Logo$400-1,200
Illuminated custom logo$800-$2,800
*Range depends on size, the material used, complexity, installation requirements, etc.
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What are the 3 most important Colours of road signs? ›

Road Sign Color Meanings

White: A white background indicates a regulatory sign. Yellow: Yellow conveys a general caution message. Green: Green shows permitted traffic movements or directional guidance.

What do black street signs mean? ›

Black signs indicate lane use, meaning that drivers can use the respective lane. They typically use white letters that contrast with the black background. As you can see, street and traffic signs use a lot of different colors.

How long do metal signs last? ›

Durability- Metal signs are fairly durable and usually last about 3 years outside—even longer if the sign is installed inside.

How long do outdoor signs last? ›

Outdoor painted PVC (plastic)signs perform for five to seven years on average. The frequency and quality of maintenance, the sign's thickness and installation method affect its lifespan. The application of UV coatings can help to extend the lifespan of plastic business signs.

What can I put on metal to keep it from rusting? ›

The best way to prevent rust is Galvanizing.

Galvanizing is applying a zinc coating to steel or iron to protect it from rust or corrosion. There are two types: Hot-dip Galvanizing is done in a manufacturing plant.

What do you seal outdoor signs with? ›

The 3 products we recommend for making outdoor signs really last are: Minwax Polyurethane Clear Spray Sealer, Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge or Outdoor Mod Podge, and Minwax Polycrylic. They are all very useful sealants and work well on a variety of projects. However, we really love to use the Minwax Polycrylic.

What kind of paint is best for outdoor signs? ›

Can I use acrylic paints for sign painting? Use only acrylics that are designed for exterior use. Exterior acrylics have a harder and less flexible finish than artist's acrylics, and they resist water. This makes them suitable for both indoor and outdoor uses, such as architectural murals and signs.

How do I Weatherproof my outdoor signs? ›

How to make your outdoor sign waterproof
  1. Step 1: Clean the surface. Before applying a primer or paint, we must first clean off any dust and dirt on the surface of our sign. ...
  2. Step 2: Use rust inhibiting primer. ...
  3. Step 3: Apply polyurethane paint. ...
  4. Step 4: Let dry. ...
  5. Step 5: Touch up before applying polyurethane.

Which aluminium brand is best? ›

The top 10 aluminium companies in India are Hindustan Aluminium Company (HINDALCO), Vedanta Aluminium Limited, India Foils Limited, Sacheta Metals, Jindal Aluminium, National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO), Madras Aluminium Company Limited (MALCO), Indian Aluminium Company ...

What is the cheapest grade aluminum? ›

3003 Aluminum

It is readily weldable, has a relatively low cost per pound, and can be used in most applications. It does not have the corrosion resistance of 6061 or 1100, but it is an economical alternative to those grades for some purposes. 3003 aluminum is the most commonly used form of aluminum.

What is a good thickness for aluminum? ›

Aluminum is measured in thousandths of an inch. Most professional gutter contractors work with 0.027, which is 27-thousandths of an inch thick. Better is 0.032, which has noticeably more heft and will outlast the thinner stuff.

Why should we not use aluminium? ›

Concerns have recently been raised on the pathological effects of aluminium on the human body, due to its leaching from utensils with long-term use, which has been associated with certain clinical conditions such as anaemia, dementia and osteo-malacia.

What is the most durable finish for aluminum? ›

ANODIZED ALUMINUM

The anodized coating is an integral, hard substance that protects the base metal and makes it resistant to chipping, peeling, or flaking.

What do you put between steel and aluminum? ›

What to put between steel and aluminum. When using stainless steel fasteners with aluminum surfaces, you can prevent corrosion by placing something between the two metals. Plastic or rubber washers or gaskets are good suggestions.

How do you keep metal signs from rusting? ›

Quick tips for protecting metal from rust:
  1. Clean the item with a lint-free cloth, even if it's brand-new. ...
  2. Protect your work surface with a dropcloth and lay the item flat.
  3. Apply one light coat of polyurethane to the exposed surface, and then allow it to dry.

What are most metal signs made of? ›

The two most common and durable metals that are widely used by manufacturers across the globe are steel and aluminum metal signs.

What color fades the slowest in sunlight? ›

Now that you know what to avoid, you may be wondering which colors are the most fade resistant. Typically, lighter earth tones such as beige and tan are the most stable for exterior applications.

What metal is best for outdoor use? ›

Brass and copper are reliable metals to use for the great outdoors. Copper is resistant to corrosion, malleable, and strong. Brass is the result of the combination of copper and zinc, and its color will vary based on the amount of zinc in the alloy.

How do you preserve metal signs? ›

Use A UV Protective Spray On Your Outdoor Metal Art

You can prevent paint deterioration by using a UV protective spray on your metal artwork. The substance works by absorbing most UV rays. Through UV absorption, your paintwork is preserved for a much longer time.

What is the best clear coat for metal? ›

Best Clear Coat For Metal comparison table
  • 1st Place. Hycote Clear Lacquer 400ml. ...
  • 2nd Place. RUSTINS Metal Lacquer 125ml. ...
  • 3rd Place. Polar Premium Leak Seal Clear Paint - 500ml - Instant Waterproof Roof Sealant. ...
  • 4th Place. Polar Flawless Lacquer Matt Spray - 1x 400ml - Metal, Wood, Plastics. ...
  • 5th Place.

What are the 3 types of road signs? ›

Types of road signs are divided into three basic categories: regulatory, warning, and guide signs. The shape of a traffic sign communicates important information about the sign's message.

How high should road signs be? ›

Another element of positioning the sign is the mounting height, which is the height of the lowest edge of the sign above the verge/footway. Traffic Sign Regulations state that the height should not be less than 2.15m or 2.40m for cycle lanes.

What size are most real estate signs? ›

Real estate frames are typically are made for a 24”x18” standard size real estate sign. It can hold various yard sign materials such as corrugated plastic, rigid plastic and aluminum. The standard height for real estate frames is 47” with a 24” standard width.

What material is used for yard signs? ›

Corrugated Plastic Signs are made up of durable, light-weight fluted polypropylene material. Popular brand names include: Coroplast®, IntePro®, Cor-X®, FluteCorr®, and PlastiCor®, to name a few. They are ideal for indoor or outdoor use.

Where is the best place for yard signs? ›

Target high-impact areas.

Look at high vehicle and foot traffic areas. Place your yard or lawn signs where traffic is stopped so that people have time to read your sign. The greater the visibility of your yard signs to your target audience, the more impact they will have.

How much does LED storefront signs cost? ›

Lighted business signs cost about $30 per sq ft with average prices ranging from $25 to $35 per sq ft. Noen business signs cost about $700 per sq ft with average prices ranging from $200 to $1,200 per sq ft.

How much do storefront signs cost? ›

Retail storefront signs cost will vary depending on a number of factors. However, you can expect to pay around $3,000, with signage costs ranging between $500 to $5,000 on average.

Are acrylic signs expensive? ›

Acrylic is relatively inexpensive for the high-quality appearance - Signs made of acrylic may look incredibly expensive, but they are actually quite affordable. The material has a lot of attractive qualities, but it is still a high quality plastic…and plastic won't break the bank.

How do you hang tin signs without nails? ›

As long as your metal art isn't too heavy, you may be able to use Command Hooks or Strips as a no-nail method of hanging metal wall art. This is especially helpful to know if you're renting and want to spruce up the place with wall art.

How do you mount metal prints? ›

How to Hang Metal Prints (Using the Hanger Plate)
  1. Clean the back of your print. Rub the area where the hanger plate will go (we recommend top-center) with fine sandpaper. ...
  2. Position the hanger plate. ...
  3. Remove the anti-adhesive paper. ...
  4. Leave adhesive to set. ...
  5. Attach rubber bumpers. ...
  6. Hang your print.
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Will aluminum rust if it gets wet? ›

Unlike other metals, it takes care of itself. When exposed to dry or moist air it actually combines with oxygen to form a tough, transparent, protective oxide coating. In the presence of moisture, aluminum will not rust like steel will.

How long does it take for aluminum to rust? ›

Aluminum corrosion can occur gradually over weeks, months, or even years. With enough time, aluminum products can develop large holes due to corrosion.

How do you keep aluminum from rusting? ›

If possible, store your aluminum product or products in a climate-controlled environment where it's not exposed to rain, humidity or other natural elements. You can also have aluminum clear coated for protection against corrosion.

How do you stop aluminium from rusting? ›

Painting, anodizing or any surface treatment that forms a coating on the aluminium surface will protect the surface from pitting attack. In applications when you want to preserve the aluminium look and still have a surface resistant to pitting, a clear coat or thin anodic coating would be suitable surface treatments.

What causes aluminum to turn black? ›

Like cast-iron cookware, aluminum pans should avoid the machine at all costs. "The combination of alkaline dishwasher detergent, high heat, and minerals in your water can trigger a reaction that darkens the metal," says Jennie Varney, brand manager for Molly Maid.

Does aluminum stick to a magnet? ›

Under normal circumstances, aluminium is not magnetic, mainly because of its crystal structure. It's referred to as a paramagnetic material along with other metals like Magnesium and Lithium.

Does vinegar remove rust from aluminum? ›

Another solution is using a piece of aluminum foil dipped in vinegar to wipe the rust off the object. Using regular vinegar is also an option; it would simply take more time to remove the rust. Try soaking the object in regular vinegar for 24 hours; this will lessen the amount of scrubbing that would be necessary.

Will vinegar stop aluminum corrosion? ›

By combining distilled water with either pure lemon juice or white vinegar, and then gently agitating the corroded area with a mild scrubbing pad, most mild cases of aluminum corrosion can be removed.

How fast does vinegar rust metal? ›

Pour in the vinegar so that it covers the whole piece of metal. Let the metal soak in it for approximately 15 minutes. Pour out the vinegar and you should see the metal begin to react a little bit with the air once it starts to dry, it's beginning to oxidise!

Does vinegar clean aluminium? ›

Vinegar is an effective resource to clean aluminum. Mix one part white vinegar with one part water to create an acidic solution. The solution can then be used in different ways depending on the object being cleaned. To clean and shine an exterior, dip a cloth into the mixture and scrub the object clean.

Does WD-40 work on aluminum corrosion? ›

Step 1: Clean The Aluminum

A coarse grit sandpaper can be used to remove heavy amounts of corrosion and dirt, and acts to level the surface of the aluminum. Using WD-40 (or a degreaser, or paint thinner) on the sandpaper, helps to remove debris and grease build up.

What to spray on aluminum to keep it from oxidizing? ›

How to Protect Aluminum From Fading, Oxidation and Corrosion
  1. For architectural , painted or anodized aluminum, use Everbrite Coating.
  2. For automotive, marine, and highly polished aluminum, use ProtectaClear.
  3. For aluminum that needs antimicrobial protection like railings, use CrobialCoat.

Will Vaseline prevent rust on metal? ›

Prevent Rusting

Along with corrosion, petroleum jelly is also good at keeping rust off your tools and other metal goods. Lightly coat your tools after you clean them with a bit of Vaseline and you'll be set to go.

Is wd40 anti rust? ›

WD-40 Multi-Use Product protects metal from rust and corrosion, penetrates stuck parts, displaces moisture and lubricates almost anything. Wondering if it is safe to use on painted surfaces, or around rubber parts.

Does paint protect aluminum from corrosion? ›

While all of these are important, the painting and organic coating of aluminum (and other metals) exposed to an aggressive environment is by far the most common means of corrosion protection.

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