Carved and sandblasted is exactly as it sounds, though we don’t typically sandblast anymore. As with the times, technology changes, and with that production techniques. Now we can add a textured background to just about anything via the power of a CNC router. Real wood signs are becoming a thing of the past (and for good reason – cost!), and the materials that are available now – once painted – can mimic the look of real wood and provide a life span that traditionally created wood signs could only dream of. In most cases, our finishing of the sign consists of automotive quality paints and clear coats, along with gold, aluminum or composite leaf!