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    Chalk Pens/paint for Pub signage....

    Does anyone know anything about 'Chalk Pens' for blackboards?

    I've been asked to do some signage for an Irish pub in the West end, moneys good, but the materials are new to me, and I need advice on whats the best quality. The owner said that the pens do not last long, and run out very quickly, said the 1 pack of 4-5 pens lasted 2 sides of a board average size A2. (these were Posterman pens, matte color)

    The areas the managers asked me to cover are:
    2 boards (apprx2.5 metres long) outside (so I need waterproof pens/paint);
    1 double sided freestanding blackboard,
    1 inside A0 size, and
    10 A4 size menu boards inside.

    Now, the problem is, is that these pens (as I've already said) do not last long. Does anyone know if they come in tubs/jars, water soluble & waterproof?
    The manager has left the research up to me, I have googled a few websites, and they only sell pens.

    Anyone do this sorta thing?

    Moo x


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    War just posted some chalky yummies in her sketchbook.

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    I love paint markers and try all sorts of them, which doesn't make me an expert though. Correct me if I'm wrong, but you either have the water based markers like Posterman or Posca

    or you have the oil based paint markers like the Sharpie Paint Markers, Mitsubishi Paint Marker or the Dymark Paint Marker. As far as I know the only paint markers that are refillable are the Dymarks (as you can see on the link).

    For the water based marker I think you will not be able to find refills.
    Perhaps you could do part of the work with permanent paints (acrylic?) and paste that on the board - as a sort of frame if you know what I mean - and then write the stuff that changes every day/week in Posterman (I know, sounds far from ideal but it might work)... Or just do everything in Posterman/Posca of course...

    If you end up finding refills, or a recipe for it, do let me know...
    tensai


    check the Tensai Tokyo Sketch Thread (Sketchbook)

    check the Tensai Cityscapes Thread (Finally Finished)



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