Asked on Jul 21, 2019

Will a Sharpie marker last on an outdoor metal sign or will it fade?

Susan ThomasWilliamGk


Will a sharpie marker stay on a metal sign outside or will it wash away ?

5 answers
  • Tinyshoes
    on Jul 21, 2019

    Kathy...I really am not sure but would be afraid it would wash away. Could you use a brush and outline what you want to paint or use a stencil?

  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Jul 21, 2019

    It will fade away eventually. You might be able to clear coat it with a UV stable exterior urethane.

  • Gk
    on Jul 21, 2019

    It will fade over time especially if it is in an area where it gets backed daily by hot sun. I don't think it will "wash" off but I could be wrong.

  • William
    on Jul 22, 2019

    It will fade over time. You can seal it with exterior polyurethane or a marine varnish.

  • Susan Thomas
    on Jul 26, 2019

    Have someone make you permanent vinyl letters and apply those.

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