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House Signs Materials, Your Range of Choices
For those considering buying a new house sign or number the variety and choice of materials available can be bewildering I hope this short list of house sign materials may be of some help.
Cast Iron house sign: Cast iron is one of the most traditional and popular type of house sign types. Foundry cast from molten iron poured into a pre-formed mould to make a heavy one piece sign.
The main disadvantages of using cast iron as a house sign is its tendency to rust and corrode if exposed to the elements. It is therefore important to keep the painted finish in good condition.
However should you come into possession of a cast iron house sign suffering in this way, it is quite straight forward to wire brush and re-paint the sign and restore it to its former glory.
Be careful though, cast iron house signs may be brittle, so handle with care!
As long as the painted finish is maintained the solid cast construction means the house sign will have a long life with no risk of the letters dropping off.
Cast Aluminium house sign: Similar to cast iron but obviously much lighter, usually cast in one piece from a mould, may be more susceptible to corrosion than a cast iron house sign if the painted surface is not maintained.
Should an aluminium house sign need restoring it may be a bit more of a problem as the finish of the metal will be scored and degraded if wire brushed.
However as long as the painted finish is maintained the solid cast construction means the house sign will have a long life.
Cast bronze. Cast bronze house signs are manufactured in a similar process to cast iron. The letters are often polished against a black painted background. Exposed bronze signs weather into an attractive patina.
The solid cast construction means the house sign will have a long life.
I personally would not advise cleaning a bronze house sign as I think the weathered look is part of the charm.
Cast Resin house signs: Cast resin house signs are generally made with an ornate backing plate usually cast from resin in one piece. The brass or resin letters and numbers affixed.afterwards. Often made to imitate metal house signs simulating black cast iron or bronze.
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