Asked on Jul 21, 2019

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

by Kathy

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

  5 answers
  • Tinyshoes 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 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 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 William on Jul 21, 2019

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

  • Susan Thomas Susan Thomas on Jul 26, 2019

    Have someone make you permanent vinyl letters and apply those.