Hand Painted Boat Name – Ginny Lee

A classy painted boat name on a wood transom. The transom should be varnished again after the name is applied. If the varnish is kept up yearly, the painted boat name will last forever!

Boat lettering

Painted Boat Name – So Classy!

With modern boat making materials we rarely get to do hand letter. Most modern hulls are made of fiberglass so we always use vinyl on fiberglass. however there are still some classic handmade wooden hulls out there and they look great with hand painted brush lettering. First the wooden transom is sanded and varnished. The marina takes care of that. We work with the captain to find a good font to use then we create a paper pounce pattern to apply a charcoal outline of that design to the transom. Then the letters are painted on by hand and the shadow is applied after. The paint requires a few days rest to set up completely. At that point additional coats of varnish are applied to the transom. The extra varnish protects the painted lettering. If the top coat is sanded and reapplied each year, the painted lettering will no deteriorate. With proper upkeep a hand painted boat name can last a very long time!

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