Pylon Signs & Storefront Painting Calgary

Storefront painting

How does painting play a role in pylon signs and storefront signs?

Business signs come in a wide range of styles and types. Storefront signs are usually mounted to the front of your premises, while pylon signs are installed near roadways to ensure visibility to passing motorists. Both types of signs deliver the same benefits, and they both require the expertise of professional painting to keep them looking their best.

Metal Components

Most signs are made from a combination of different materials and are, in essence, cabinets. Usually, they will have a front and back made from translucent plastic – this is where your store’s name and/or logo will appear.

The sides are made from metal – aluminum is usually chosen for its low weight and high resistance to exposure. Inside, you’ll find structural supports (also made from aluminum), as well as lights and wiring to help illuminate your sign.

While aluminium is strong and light, and will never rust or corrode, the paint covering the metal will eventually deteriorate.

The same thing applies to the pylon (pole) supporting roadside signs. Pylons are usually constructed of steel for better durability, but unlike aluminium, unprotected steel will corrode over time.

The Effects of Weathering

The challenge for both pylon signs and storefront signs is exposure to the elements.

Paint provides protection for steel pylons, preventing rust from forming and degrading the pole’s structural integrity.

Paint on the aluminum sign frame helps prevent oxidation and also defines the sign. Meanwhile, the colour of the paint can help tie the sign into your brand.

Over time and through exposure, that paint will wear, fade, and eventually chip and peel, so regular maintenance is key.

Having a new sign designed and installed? Need your existing signs repainted?

At Elite Trade Painting, we have over 20 years of experiencing working with businesses large and small to ensure long-lasting, visually appealing signage.

We offer painting of new and existing pylon signs and storefront signs.

We use only the highest quality paints to resist UV-related fading and to deliver the longest lifespan possible, while also guaranteeing your signs look great from all angles.


From start to finish we create value while treating your home or business with respect and professionalism.


It begins with a quote request. Then a follow up call to go over the project and arrange a site visit. We will create a custom detail quote(s) for the work from our onsite review.


Once you review the quote(s) you can proceed to book the quote by calling your estimator or their office, sending an email, text or accepting it through our quote system.


In the booking process, we will confirm options for start dates. There is a discussion and plan created for colours. Once confirmed a team is then scheduled for your project.


When our team arrives onsite preparation and painting will commence. Completing the project in a timely and efficient manner ensuring the high standards for Elite projects.


Upon inspection and completion, we will clean the site removing all gear/equipment. We will then protect your project with our 2yr guarantee. An invoice is provided for review.

Have Questions?


Contact us today. One of our painting professionals would be happy to help!

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