Artful Signs

What finish do you use and how long will the sign last?

We only use the best materials: Select Western Red Cedar, marine grade outdoor polyurethane with UV protection (3-4 coats) and water proof glues. This finish is fairly expensive, but we've found it to look best and last the longest outdoors. Since our purpose is to provide a quality and long lasting outdoor product, we don't skimp on finish quality.


Our Western Red Cedar signs will give you years of pleasure, with a little maintenance they can last a lifetime. There are lots of factors that will effect exactly how long your sign will look new and last and when maintenance may be required. The Western Red Cedar naturally repels bugs and is highly rot resistant even when unprotected by finish will last a long time. An Western Red Cedar without finish will slowly turn a silver grey and will stand up to the weather that way for years. Exposure to the elements including rain, freezing/thawing and UV from the sun all affect any wood or finish. A south facing sign on a fence post will get the most exposure to the suns UV rays and weather, while a sign under a porch is protected from most of the elements.


For sign maintenance instructions, check here.


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