Sorry Guys, I quit!

Selection of my chalkboards

I’ve given it a fair go and I just can’t make any money at it. Sad isn’t it!

I charged £50 a face, a £100 for an A-board, to paint, write, collect, and deliver. I never charged for time on the road, or petrol, and a board frequently turned out to be so complex it would take me up to four hours to finish. All for fifty quid which is already more than the boards value to most pubs. Quoth the raven – nevermore!

I still have my brushes – if you need me I’m open to offers – just make them tempting .

What am I going to do? I’m concentrating on my fine art painting – far more rewarding to do, less tearing around the county, and it actually pays more! Plenty of links on the menu bar above.

Thanks for reading. SB


I’ll leave the pictures up. Don’t know why, pride I suppose.

Two items and Specials Menu
Hand Written Carvery Price Board
Hand written Coffee Shop Chalkboard
Hand Written Cocktails Chalkboard

It pays dividends to use a properley written A-board.

A note for Landlords.

Please don’t use chalkpens! They are an invention of the devil! A rain shower will render them unreadable in minutes – you, on the other hand, will never clean them off successfully. They’re also a pain to paint over. Acrylic Markers (Hobbycraft everywhere) are water proof and one ‘light’ coat of blackboard paint (wash your brush under the tap) and they’re gone forever. Just saying 

Better still – get me to write them laughing

And my work does last a long time!


Does 7 years seem reasonable?


I work in Acrylic paints, and largely letter with a brush, although I will use an acrylic pen for small lettering. Being acrylic the paint is waterproof and fade resistant.

This sign was written for the shopkeeper 7 years ago! True, it’s brought indoors every night, but the faded woodwork testifies to it’s age – the lettering is as crisp and bright as the day it was painted.