TSF-45: Creating Durable and Flexible Sign Textures

Looking for a tough yet flexible product that easily allows you to simultaneously add texture, protection and value to your signs? Whether for environmental reasons or the desire to use a material that lasts longer and performs better than wood, Sign & Model makers are increasingly turning to wood substitutes like Precision Board Plus. And with TSF-45, it’s easy to create the look of wood grain on a more environmentally-friendly substrate that will last much longer than wood.

Used right out of the can and requiring no mixing, TSF-45 readily adheres to Precision Board Plus HDU, as well as a variety of other substrates such as concrete, wood, steel, glass, polystyrene, even galvanized metal. As such, it works well for blending and texturing dissimilar sign elements and is great for dressing up steel poles, etc.

Application Tips

Apply TSF-45 with a trowel, spatula, hopper, or Painter’s Mitt. Apply in two coats. Work first coat directly into surface and be sure to achieve total wet out and intimate surface contact. Apply sufficient material during second coat to allow the surface to be worked into the desired effect. First coat does not have to completely dry prior to second coat. Use trowel, spatula, other flat tools, or stipple rollers to achieve varying textures. Add a wood grain effect with a comb or tongue depressor, or experiment with other implements you have around the workshop. See our TSF-45 data sheet for additional data and complete application instructions.

When dry, TSF-45 has the consistency and durability of the bottom of an athletic shoe. It is completely UV stable and does not need to be primed prior to finishing. Since TSF-45 remains flexible, be sure to use a paint that can tolerate some movement.