Dave Wakely Sign Painter
Traditional and bespoke sign painting that will soothe your eyes, last for decades and be easy on your wallet, using only the finest sign painting materials.
• Interior & Exterior Signage €(commercial and domestic) • Gilding • Painting & Decorating • Stencil Work • Murals • Carpentry • Fine Art Commissions

I offer a service that is unique. When I paint your (blank i.e. Front Door), it’s a design that will appear there and there only. We’ll discuss a design and I will then make your idea a reality on paper. From there, I will then paint it in your chosen situ, using my most excellent paints, there, and there only. It will be a one off.


The paints that I use on windows, doors, vehicles & furniture are designed to last, this is fact. I use high gloss enamel paints (where appropriate), largely 1Shot & Wrights of Lymm sign writing paints, brushes, clear coats & gold leaf. They are the best products on the market for this discipline and are designed to last 25 years for exterior use and I do not skimp on the materials that I use. So if you are looking at an interior design project, the paints I use will last longer than the gloss that is on your skirting boards, guaranteed. Although, if you are looking at semi-permanent applications, I also have a full range of acrylic & poster paints available.

Artistic Influence

I have spent my adult life practicing art and sucking up culture like a hoover, both studying and teaching art & photography courses. I have also spent my spare time reading, performing, travelling and painting. I am obsessed with art and am very knowledgeable regarding art history so can offer help with a wide range of ideas in consultation regarding your project ideas .


‘I still look at the sign that Dave has done for me and smile! He has a fantastic talent and I for one will never go elsewhere.’
Nick JonesMetalworkerNewport

Sign Painting

Hi there, Dave Wakely Sign Painter is me, Dave Wakely and I specialize in all manner of artistic work using finest sign painting materials.

After studying a degree in Photographic Arts in Newport, South Wales & then spending a decade teaching both photography & art at a local college and exhibiting my art work in group exhibitions, I decided to make what I really love to do my bread & butter.

I have been using sign painting materials and methods to create & exhibit work both as fine art & commercially since 2011, working with high gloss enamel, acrylics & gold leaf on surfaces as diverse as wood, glass, canvas, plastic & metal.

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