The numbers are dusted before they are dipped into an exterior acrylic paint for their seal coat. Again drying overnight. The numbers are now ready for mounting on the woodtiles. The woodtiles that started life as clear, sanded, kiln dried pine, and were sealed with two coats of acrylic paint. Backer boards get the same treatment. These need to dry for two days in order for the moisture level and dimensional swelling to stabilize in the pine.
Carmen assembles the number tiles by gluing the sealed numbers to the black tiles with an acrylic adhesive. This is done in large batches. It requires a steady eye and hand. She has a special gauging stick to balance the visual appearance of the number on the tile. Yep, dry overnight again. Now the numbers are awaiting your email. When we get your order we assemble the address upside down and backwards on a special fixture that allows us to glue and pin the backer plate in place. Another overnight of drying assures that everything is ready to go. Will that be overnight delivery with your order?
The new Weather Resistant Series uses technology and modern materials science to create numbers with the same design specs. Here 1/2 " white Corian® is positioned under an abrasive water jet that uses extremely high pressure water and garnets to slice through this durable material. The robotic arm guides the stylus with digital programming that adjusts speed in different parts of the cut.