Sandblasted Signs

3D sandblasted signs

Sandblasted 3 dimensional signs are a large part of our day to day production. We use various substrates from HDU (high density urethane) to real "all heart vertical grain redwood" and cedar, we never use construction grade redwood for sandblasted signs, unless there is a specific need for a specific job.

There are many other materials we will blast for signage purposes, a list of some of them is lower down this page.

HDU, which can be carved or sandblasted is a very versatile medium to work with and lasts for a long time. Thus giving you, the customer a higher quality sign that will last much longer; (indefinitely if it is kept painted) than its wooden equivalent.

Classic has made some amazing signs with different layers and types of sandblasting, from multi level sandblasting to woodgrain behind hand carved appliques and letters on the same sign, which really gives a wonderful 3D effect. Our staff have designed some exceptional sandblasted signs which can be found all over the country.


We can design your 3d sandblasted sign project for you keeping to budgets and giving you your business or organization the perfect sign.


The most comon background textures created when sandblasting HDU dimensional signs are "stone" (Chapel sandblasted sign) and "woodgrain" (Etheridge sandblasted sign) effect; the first is what high density urethane looks like when sandblasted normally. The second "woodgrain" is created when the sign is sandblasted through piano wire streched across the face of the sign.

We built our first woodgrain tool 20 years ago after the owner gave up pouring the urethane to create a material that had a grain in it. It wasn't that he didn't succeed it's just that each sheet of hdu would have been 11 times the price of a standard production sheet. Our first grain tool was 3ft. across; since then we have built them to accomodate most signs up to 10.5ft wide.

Materials we Sandblast for 3d signs:

  • Cedar
  • Redwood
  • Old growth Pine
  • Most hard woods (soft woods are hard to blast
    and rot much quicker).
  • Cement
  • Bricks
  • Pavers
  • Marble
  • Field Stone
  • Glass
  • HDU (high Density Urethane)









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Featured Sign of the Month

Uwharrie Point Country Club Main Entrance

This PVC Monument Sign is approx 8ft high by 14ft. wide and was originally made from Redwood. After approx 25 years it had rotted. The board of the residents association were very keen to keep the original appearance exactly the same as the original but they wanted it to be from a material that wouldn't rot.  We had access to  the original architects drawings, so we set about converting the plans into a computer file engineered to be made from PVC and aluminum but to look exactly like the original. Every piece of coving and molding was made in house, and then assembled into three pieces which were transported to the site where it was assembled. The whole monument sign was painted with six coats of a high quality Benjamin Moore latex paint ( it lasts longer on PVC than paints costing over $100 .00/gall more. Then apart from the center panel all of the monument was painted once more by brush and as it was drying the brushes were dragged carefully along the length of each section creating a wood grain effect; thus removing any appearance of the sign looking plastic.

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