How-to: Marquee Letter Sign

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Step 4

Go back over the edges of your letter with a piece of sandpaper to smooth it out and get rid of any leftover guide marks. Be careful not to sand too heavily, as that can erase the wood grain.

Enlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-Mandi Gubler, vintagerevivals.com

Step 5

Lay the pieces of MDF side by side and paint one side using a roller that is designed for a smooth finish. It’s best to go in one direction in a long stroke, so not to create visible brush marks. Let dry.

Enlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-Mandi Gubler, vintagerevivals.com

Step 6

Again, put something underneath the letter to elevate it off the ground a few inches. Make sure the letter is facing down. Measure the distance from the ground to the middle of your plywood.

Enlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-Mandi Gubler, vintagerevivals.com

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