FAQ's

Wooden Signs

What are your pallet wall hangings?

Netties Expressions pallet wall hangings are made from new wood and distressed to look like old wood pallets. Due to all the concerns about clean wood I decided to just stick with new wood. Some wood has been allowed to weather naturally without being exposed to chemicals and other toxins.

The pallet wall hangings are sealed with lacquer or polyurethane. The pallet wall hangings come with a saw tooth hanger, O hooks or a picture wire on the back ready to hang. It depends on the size and weight of the sign.

Ready to Ship Signs
  • These are signs which are already made and in stock. Generally these are shipped in 1-2 days of making your purchase.
Made to Order Signs
  • These are signs which are made to order. It is impossible to keep each sign in stock. In order to make all my signs available to you, I offer the option to purchase a sign or sign(s) and they will be made once you have completed your purchase. Most signs ordered this way, will be shipped within 1-3 weeks. I will keep you posted as to the process and when your order will be ready to ship. If you order a large quantity of signs, it will take longer to get your order ready.
How do you make your wood signs?
  • Wood Signs - these are made from a pine board. Each sign is individually handmade by myself. I cut the wood, sand it, prep it for painting, design and cut my own stencils and do the painting myself. Most of the wood signs come with a saw tooth hanger on the back ready for hanging. There are a few smaller styles which don't generally come with a saw tooth hanger. Each listing will say whether it comes with one or not. If you would like a saw tooth hanger attached please make a note with your order. The signs are sealed with lacquer or polyurethane.
  • Framed Wood Signs - The process of painting and distressing is the same. Basically the only difference is the type of wood used. These are made from 1/2" to 3/4" plywood. 
  • Thick Wood Signs - The process of painting and distressing is the same. Basically the only difference is the type of wood used. These are made from rough 2" x 6" lumber. These don't come with a saw tooth hanger unless specifically asked.
***The wood I use has knot holes and imperfections which adds to the rustic look of my signs. I do not try to cover up these imperfections as I feel that it adds character to the individual piece.*** Will your wall hangings, signs and pallet art look identical to the picture(s) shown? Each “sign, wall hanging and pallet art” is hand crafted individually by myself.  My products are not created on assembly line and so every piece is unique and may slightly differ from one to the next.  I try to make them look quite much the same. The uniqueness of each piece is what truly makes them special as there are no two exactly the same.   Are your signs all hand painted? Yes, Netties Expressions wood signs are hand painted using stencils. Hand Painted vs Free Hand
  • Hand Painted: painted by a person and not by a machine
  • Free Hand: done without special tools or instruments
Check out more information on the Custom Order page.

Vinyl

Can I order a different size of vinyl design than what you offer online?

Yes!  Email me with your request and I’ll let you know what the new price is.

Can I reuse the vinyl if I want to move it?

No.  Unfortunately your vinyl wall art is for a one time application only.

How long will the vinyl wall art last?

Depending on conditions the indoor vinyl (Oracal 631) can last for three to five years and the outdoor vinyl (Oracal 651) can last for 6+ years. 

Will the vinyl stick in my bathroom?

Yes.  Humidity and water do not affect the wall vinyl.  Oracal 631 can get wet; it just is not a great choice in areas that it will be constantly exposed to water.  Just make sure the surface is clean and dry before you apply the vinyl wall art.

Will the vinyl wall art damage the paint or drywall?

No.  The water based removable adhesive is what makes it a great choice for indoor applications. It will not damage walls when removed assuming the walls are in sound condition. Please wait at least 3 weeks after painting before applying vinyl.  When you’re ready to remove your vinyl simply use your fingernails to get it started and slowly pull away at a 45 degree angle from the wall.  You can also use a blow dryer to slowly heat the vinyl and pull away in the same method.

*Netties Expressions is not responsible for any damage caused by applying or removing vinyl.

What type of surfaces can I apply the vinyl to?

Basically any smooth surface that is not porous.   The best surfaces are smooth finished surfaces such as mirrors, walls, plastic, glass, plexiglass, arborite, metals and finished wood.

What type of vinyl do you use?

We use two different types of vinyl.  Oracal 631 which has a matte finish (indoor vinyl) and Oracal 651 which has a gloss finish (outdoor vinyl).  Obviously our indoor vinyl is used for all our regular wall art orders.  Any vinyl designs for vehicles, doors, mailboxes and the likes (anything outdoors) will be cut using our outdoor vinyl.


Art Prints

What type of paper do you use?

I have two very different types of paper. You can choose whichever paper you prefer.

  • Epson's Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster - This custom art print created by Netties Expressions is printed on Epson’s Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster with an Epson Stylus Photo R2000, using pigment ink. This instant drying paper delivers highly saturated prints by offering maximum ink coverage and a high D-Max for true photographic reproductions. Its 10-mil RC base gives prints a photographic feel, and keeps the paper cockle-free. Wedding, portrait and fine-art photographers have traditionally used luster paper for their photos.
  • Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper - This art is printed on Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper with an Epson Stylus Photo R2000, using pigment ink. With a base that is 100% cotton rag, buffered and acid free, this paper is coated with our popular Enhanced Matte coating, giving exceptional color gamut and high D-Max. The velvet surface is a favorite of photographers and artists alike, offering a unique museum quality feel.

SHIPPING

Do you ship outside of Canada?

Yes!  I now ship Internationally!

Please email me for any shipping questions.


Retail & Wholesale

Do you sell Wholesale?

Yes!  If you are a retailer looking to add some unique products to your store I would love to get in touch with you. I currently have room for more wholesalers. You can fill out the form on my Wholesale page or send me an email.