During the course of my signage career I have had many opportunities to utilize wall letters for customers. Wall letters are any type of flush or dimensional lettering or graphics painted on or attached to a wall. Generally wall letters are used to promote a brand or identify a particular room or building and can be mounted to both exterior and interior walls.
The most typical letters I have recommended are the dimensional type: Letters cut from acrylic or aluminum using a CNC router; and also letters molded from plastic or various metals including aluminum and bronze. Recently we tackled two jobs utilizing dimensional letters. The first job was an interior project for Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro, VA. The school had ordered several honorary wall plaques and needed us to install them as well as wall lettering over the door to the hall. These letters were flat cut out (FCO) acrylic that were CNC-cut from black pigmented material. We utilized a paper pattern to center the lettering over the doorway then stud-mounted the letters into the wall with silicone adhesive.
Make Wayfinding Easier
We also helped the Waynesboro City Schools with identifying their gymnasium. Not only does naming school buildings help new students and teachers get around easier, it also helps visitors, vendors, and most importantly, first-responders find their way quickly when the time comes. On this particular project, we suggested formed plastic letters
to match other entrance lettering. Once again we started the installation process by making a paper pattern, centering it over the entrance and then marking and drilling holes for the stud-mounted letters. The background wall in this case was constructed of EIFS so there wasn’t much to drill out for the holes. Again we used architectural grade clear silicone for the adhesive to secure the studs.
If you need any help with wall letters at your business, industrial plany, school, or church just reach out anytime!!
Mark Hackley is president of Augusta Sign Company based in Augusta County, VA. He can be reached at 540-943-9818