King B Signs and Wonders
 

King B Signs and Wonders FAQ'S

  • Do you charge for shipping and handling?
  • What type of hand lettering can I have on my vintage style hand-painted promotional wood sign?
  • Can King B Signs & Wonders modify my existing company logo, advertising layout, or any other artwork to appear to have been designed in an earlier decade?
  • How are King B Signs made?
  • What are the signs made of?
  • How much do you charge for custom and/or personalized signs?
  • Where are King B Signs made?
  • Can these signs be used outdoors?
  • Are all of your signs rectangular or square?
  • Are all King B Signs distressed to appear old?
  • Will the sign I receive look exactly like the one on the website?
  • Will King B design any type of sign?
  • How fast can you ship a sign?
  • Will the holiday season affect the shipping of my sign?
  • Is the sign ready to hang?
  • Does King B sell customer information?
  • Why does King B required my email address?
  • What is your refund policy?
 

Do you charge for shipping and handling?

Shipping charges apply for custom order signs and * in-stock signs that are extra large and heavy and are over a certain size and weight. A price quote will be given when placing your custom order sign regarding the shipping and handling charges.

** In most cases we do not charge for our expert protective packaging, materials and labor. We have never had a sign damaged in shipping. We are as diligent with our protective packaging as we are with creating our top quality art work.

* In-stock refers to signs which are currently in our inventory and ready to ship.

** Custom order and in-stock extra large or heavy signs would require a packaging charge. In some instances, signs may require shipment by truck rather than UPS or USPS.

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What type of hand lettering can I have on my vintage style hand painted wood sign from King B Signs & Wonders?

King B Signs & Wonders will design letter styles from any specific decade to accurately portray your favorite or required period in history. King B Signs has a very wide array of lettering skills and craftsmanship to design a sign in the style of the time period of your choice. For example, King B Signs designed a hand painted wood sign for a living history reenactment for the time period of 1846. This client is a historical re-enactor. He uses the double faced sign he commissioned King B Sign to design in his 1846 reenactment display, ( Gläser & Son, Contract Undertakers) . He requested that the wood sign would have the appearance of a freshly painted sign rather than the distressed look. Let us know what decade in history you like or please take a moment and view our many different designs on our website and let us know what sign or style of lettering you like and we will take it from there to design a family heirloom gift sign for you.

As King B Signs creates and designs all the hand painted wood signs ourselves, we have the skill and craftsmanship and have designed numerous hand painted signs in the customer's language of choice for a truly unique and personalized gift sign. For example, King B Signs will personalize your hand painted sign in the language of your choice: Italian, Spanish, Latin, Portuguese, Greek, Norwegian, Gaelic, German, Dutch , Korean, etc as long as your phrase when translated to English is G-rated and family friendly.

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Can King B Signs & Wonders modify my existing company logo, advertising layout, or any other artwork to appear to have been designed in an earlier decade?

Darn tootin' we can! This is one of our favorite types of design work. We have been doing retro, (antique style), logos and ad layouts of this type for many years to help new entrepreneurs give the impression of a long established business. We have created many antique style signs for business office reception areas. If you are a business owner or would like to give a very special gift to a business owner, we invite you to see a few examples of king b signs strong design abilities for this type of work. To view a few of our enhanced designs originating from customer supplied artwork, please click on the following hyperlinks to see before and after examples of King B Signs exclusive "antiqued" sign design:

Excel Oil Co.
Crew Construction
Maranatha Faith Center
West Side Machine
Fox Farms
Expert Plumbing
Gateway Classic Cars
Reynolds Airplane
Fireside Bowling

In addition to the examples listed above, a majority of the signs shown in the "Business Services category" are examples of this type of work. Contact King B Signs today at (662) 386-7446 or email info@kingbsigns.com to commission us to create a one of a kind business heirloom art sign for you or as a gift for a business owner or great gifts for your favorite business clients to show appreciation for their loyalty.

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How are King B Signs made?

Every sign we create is 100% hand painted with brushes using the same techniques artists have used for hundreds of years. The only exception to this on our site would be signs that include a photograph attached to the sign.  

Many of the signs selling on the Internet claiming to be "hand painted" are signs with "hand painted" backgrounds with all lettering and graphics applied by computerized "flat bed ink jet digital printers". These signs do not require the skills and training of a traditional craftsman and do not appear genuine in any way when viewed up close and in person. You will notice that these websites selling mass produced signs do not include extreme close-up views of their signs. When our signs are viewed up close in the " gallery " section of our website, you will see lettering and graphics produced by individual brush strokes and the unique character of the human touch rather than the sterile and generic look of computer generated signs.

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What are the signs made of?

A majority of our sign frames are recycled, (weathered) and/or new lumber. All materials used to make our sign frames are recycled 3/4" x 1 1/2" weathered wood. All 5 1/2" small framed or unframed signs are made from recycled wood. Larger signs are made from recycled wood whenever possible, however when the demand for signs exceeds our supplies we will switch to new lumber. All signs are expertly distressed to achieve a weathered and worn look that appears genuinely realistic.

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How much do you charge for custom and/or personalized signs?

These signs are individually priced for each inquiry. There are a number of variables which effect the price including size, letter styles, number of words, complexity of the design (plain or fancy), hand painted illustrations which can include very simple silhouette style, cartoon style/line paintings or very detailed fine art style. Most square or rectangular signs are available with frames. In addition to square corner signs we have the ability to design and cut our solid wood signs into any decorative style shape to reflect any decade. Our decorative cut out shape signs can be designed to depict styles from any decade in history including colonial, frontier era, old west, 1890's, Victorian, roaring 20's, art deco, fabulous 40's 50's, and 60's, or any decade which brings fond memories to you or the intended recipient of a very special custom hand painted gift. Remember, these solid wood signs are hand painted with brushes one at a time. They are not mass produced in a foreign country using silk screen printing or digitally printed with computerized equipment. All King B Signs are proudly made in Columbus, Mississippi - USA. They are designed and hand painted one at a time by a Journeyman Commercial Sign Painter. As always, you get what you pay for! King B Signs & Wonders goal is to give you an authentic original work of art and the best bang for the buck. Please see the Custom Orders and Personalized Gift Signs categories on the left side of our home page to view many examples of the wide range of our design abilities and pricing for these two categories.

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Where are King B Signs made?

King B Signs are proudly made in the USA, one sign at a time. We are located in Columbus, Mississippi.

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Can these signs be used outdoors?

A majority of the antique style signs we create are for indoor use. As a sign painter, I have been painting commercial signs for long term outdoor use since 1981. If you plan on using your sign outdoors simply contact us by phone or e-mail for pricing.

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Are all of your signs rectangular or square?

No. King B Signs & Wonders will design and cut a sign into any shape. We have numerous examples of various design shapes on our website. To view some of the different shapes, please click on the examples listed:

cut out fish used for our "Bob's Fish Boil" sign in Food & Dining category;
Mission Field Sign - colonial architectural sign in Christian & Inspirational category;
Excelsior Henderson sign - a round circle shape in Personalized Gift Signs category;
Jose's BMW Garage sign in the Custom category;
Christian Family Crest sign - vertical Art Deco style with ribbon shape in Christian & Inspirational category;
Sheriff sign in Old West category;
Bill Miller's H-C Sinclair sign in Transportation category;
and cut out fish for our "Fishing Tackle" sign in the Sports and Outdoor category.

 

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Are all King B Signs distressed to appear old?

Ordinarily yes, however we occasionally receive a request for a sign without distressing and are happy to provide them. See Shirlee's Delights sign in the Personalized category that has not been distressed and is "fresh". Fresh is for those preferring a "recently painted" look.

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Will the sign I receive look exactly like the one on the website?

No. Our goal is to make each sign a one of a kind and unique piece of art. Each sign is hand painted and expertly distressed by hand. Any differences between signs viewed on the website and signs received are due to slight variances in the distressing and/or the lumber used in the sign. Lumber grain patterns and knots are unique to each board. Computer monitor variances may sometimes effect the colors you see on your screen.

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Will King B design any type of sign?

This is a family friendly website. King B Signs and Wonders reserves the right to refuse to create any signs with content that we consider to be vulgar, sexually suggestive, malicious, unpatriotic, or offensive in any way. We will not create anything that we would not feel comfortable displaying on our website.

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How fast can you ship a sign?

King B Signs & Wonders can usually ship in-stock signs currently in our inventory in 2-4 days after payment is processed . Payments made by credit or debit card are normally processed within 24 hours. Out-of-stock signs displayed on this site can be shipped within 10-14 working days (our work days are Monday-Friday). Some custom and or personalized signs may require 14-30 working days, (some signs may be able to ship quicker, some signs may require additional time depending on the complexity of the sign and or design). We can expedite your order in some cases, but we ask that you call us (662) 386-7446 or e-mail us at info@kingbsigns.com for terms and verification, (expediting charges may apply).

We ship our hand painted vintage style wood signs on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We primarily use UPS. Our second choice is the USPS.

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Will the holiday season affect the shipping of my sign?

Yes. Due to the usual increase in signs orders leading up to the holidays, the number of days required to produce and ship a sign will most likely be increased beyond the lead times listed above. We recommend that you place your orders as early as possible in the months preceding holidays to ensure on time deliveries. Please contact us with any questions regarding current lead times for shipping.

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Is the sign ready to hang?

Yes. We install hanging hardware on the back of all signs. We use professional quality heavy duty braided wire attached with heavy duty D-rings. Our 5 1'2" wide unframed small vertical signs will have either an "alligator" type bracket or routed "keyhole" depending on weight and size of sign. Wall hardware (screws, nails and wall anchors, etc.) are not provided.

Customers and/or gift recipients are responsible for proper installation procedures when hanging the sign(s) and the proper location and/or placement of their sign(s). King B Signs & Wonders assumes no responsibility or liability for damages or injuries incurred by a falling sign. This would include customer installations and installations by anyone else, including other contractors.

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Does King B sell customer information?

No. King B Signs and Wonders guarantees to never rent, sell, or share any personal information you provide to us with other people, companies or non-affiliated companies for marketing purposes. Testimonies will only use customer's initials, city and state unless otherwise requested. We guarantee to respect your privacy.

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Why does King B required my email address?

One, in case there are any questions regarding your order, we can contact you. Secondly, we plan on emailing an update about new designs, upcoming events, etc once a quarter (4 times a year). King B does not send out annoying frequent e-mails to our customers, we don't like those either.

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What is your refund policy?

We have never had a request for a refund. 100% of our customers have been satisfied with the signs that they purchased for themselves or for a gift. Please refer to our "Testimonials" page. We do not offer refunds.

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