Welsh Slate for House Signs
Welsh slate is one of the worlds great stones. Tough hard wearing and resistant to weathering and sunlight it is also superb to engrave. The tight even grain of the stone makes for crisp and clean lettering and images.
Classic style house signs with unpainted lettering
These Welsh slate house signs are deep engraved and left natural, in this format the sign will remain legible for many decades. With no paint to touch up and the ability to pressure wash the slate (you won’t blast the paint out!) this the long term maintenance free option
Classic style House signs painted.
Welsh slate signs are often painted to highlight the lettering and engraving against the dark grey background. It is a simple matter to add arrows as in the case of Woodlands.
Carved in-relief House signs
Welsh slate carved in relief will last and remain legible for many decades. The depth of the engraving is a judgement call by the engraver, too shallow and the lettering will be difficult to read in the wet, too deep and the work becomes vulnerable to weathering. Done well and this is one of the most beautiful forms of engraving.
House Signs with Artwork
Welsh slate is an excellent medium for engraving artwork and carved in-relief images on plaques and house signs. The golfer motif on Butchers barn house sign is carved in-relief.