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 Post subject: Painting raised lettering
PostPosted: Jun Thu 07, 2018 10:29 pm 
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Painting the raised letters can be time consuming and a royal pain. I have used a very small brush and put small dabs over them. It takes forever and leaves little dots that look like a 5 year old did it. I tried dabbing them with a paper towel and that helped sometimes. Other times it will smear over the edge and now it has to be washed off and start all over again. A roller might work, but the matting is too thick. I found this wallpaper roller in the shed. The last time we put up wallpaper was over 30 years ago. I guess I am a real hoarder. Put a piece of tape on the roller and apply paint over it. The first 2 letters were done with 1 piece of tape over the roller and I had to keep going over it. I found with 4 or 5 pieces that it covered better. Do 2 letters at a time and then apply more paint. There were a few places that didn’t cover well and that is where the square tip brush worked great. Just apply little paint over those places then go back over them with the roller and it all comes out looking smooth. The whole process took about a half hour.
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 Post subject: Re: Painting raised lettering
PostPosted: Jun Fri 08, 2018 12:25 am 
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Great idea, and nice job!

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 Post subject: Re: Painting raised lettering
PostPosted: Jun Fri 08, 2018 12:33 am 
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I agree, looks great, and simple - Genius!

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 Post subject: Re: Painting raised lettering
PostPosted: Jun Fri 08, 2018 4:32 am 
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I've used a toothpick to paint on raised lettering, worked fine but the lettering wasn't as thick as yours are.


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 Post subject: Re: Painting raised lettering
PostPosted: Jun Fri 08, 2018 6:18 am 
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That's a great idea, thx!

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 Post subject: Re: Painting raised lettering
PostPosted: Jun Sun 10, 2018 2:43 pm 
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I have used the end of a pencil eraser with a little paint on it. It works kind of like a rubber stamp. You need a new flat eraser to apply paint uniformly. The pencil itself makes a convent handle. This is mainly for small sized raised lettering.

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 Post subject: Re: Painting raised lettering
PostPosted: Jun Sun 10, 2018 3:09 pm 
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In days of old we used cigarette filters to stipple raised letters.

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 Post subject: Re: Painting raised lettering
PostPosted: Jun Sun 10, 2018 9:50 pm 
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Not being the sharpest pencil in the box, it has taken me a very long time to finger out this crazy idea. Now 2 members come along with a crazy eraser and cigarette filter idea and tinkle on my parade. I will try them next time though. It sounds like less prep time and better control over where the paint goes. Being a smoker, I have plenty of filters.

Thanks for your input.
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 Post subject: Re: Painting raised lettering
PostPosted: Jun Fri 15, 2018 9:27 pm 
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Painting raised letters is called "tipping" in the plastic card industry. It is usually done with an inked or painter rubber pad pressed against the raised letters. It is also done by hot stamping a "transfer foil."

http://www.zetatrade.se/wp-content/uplo ... -Foil1.pdf

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