gather raw steel script sign
This beautiful bare metal sign is ready to paint!
Standard is 16.6x10" in size. Small is 12.25x7.75" in size. This word art is cut from steel about as thick as a nickel.
This do-it-yourself raw steel sign is coated with an oily film to prevent rust during transit.
While we use brand new steel and use rust preventative measures on the mild steel, your raw steel sign can develop slight surface rusting during shipment to your location. This is most likely during transits in high humidity and/or the package being delivered in the rain.
Any light surface rust is easily removed by lightly sanding or scuffing with a green scrubbing pad before painting or display.
We recommend lacquer based paint thinner, acetone, automotive brake cleaner or solvent based wax & grease remover to clean the oily film off of the sign before painting. Sanding with a 220 grit or finer sand paper or using a green scrubbing pad to scuff the surface of the metal will greatly enhance paint adhesion. Spray paint with primer is an easy coating for this type of sign.
We do not recommend water-based paint on raw steel products as it can cause rust instead of preventing it.
Always paint the back side first, so that the front will not be placed down after painting.
Naturally rusted signs are intended as on outdoor only item. Naturally rusted signs are cut from real, natural steel. Irregular colors are to be expected, and with time outdoors the entire item will turn a golden rusty brown. Rusted steel can stain fabrics and leave residue on your hands. Please be aware that the item may have sharp edges. Gardening gloves are recommended. The naturally rusted finish is not intended as an indoor product.
All color choices are covered in a durable powder coated finish. Ready to install and safe to display indoors or out!
Signs can be hung with commercial grade double-sided tape, removable adhesive strips, or you can use small finish nails through the openings in letters.
We hope to provide you with a great starter piece for a fun project! Check out youtube.com for inspiration on custom paint projects! With time and exposure to moisture the sign will rust if not painted. Signs are ready to ship.
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Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Please contact us if you'd like to personalize one of our non-custom items.
If you're ordering a custom piece like an address sign please remember to include your personalization info in the area to "leave a note" at checkout.
Sizes are listed in the description. If we've missed sizing information please contact us, so that we can correct our mistake! Thank you.
No special care is needed! Rinse with water if dirty. Rusted items are safe in all weather. No need to bring them in for the winter.
Powder Coated Items:
Powder Coat is a very durable finish. Safe in all weather. If needed it can be washed with soap and water. Do not use an abrasive pad.
Custom Automotive Paint:
Treat this finish just like your car. After 6 months of drying time it can even be polished or waxed. Safe outdoors in any weather. Will not fade or peel like spray paint. If needed our painted signs can be washed with soap and water using a soft cloth. Do not use an abrasive pad.
We do not offer gift wrap due to the size of our items. Gift wrap will not survive the shipping process in an attractive manner.
Yes, you can ship items directly to a gift recipient.
Please be sure to enter their address correctly during checkout for a seamless transaction.
You can select to ship the item as a gift. A packing slip will be printed with your item, but it will not include any pricing information.
We do not offer hand-written notes or cards at this time. You can enter a gift message to your gift recipient during checkout. This message will be printed on the packing slip which also does not include any pricing information.
During checkout you'll have a chance to type a note. Please enter text exactly as you would like it to appear on your customized items.