|My sign over the door of my wood shop. My shop is in the basement of my home. This sign is on the front of my house. It was made with a Milescraft sign kit, letters routed into a 2x8, then painted with acrylic craft paint, pretreated with Minwax wood pretreatment (a must for even staining of pine), stained with Minwax Early American stain, and spray finished with clear spray paint. This finish is surprisingly durable to weather. It doesn't get a lot of sun but it does see a lot of rain and has held up well for the two months it has been installed. I will update this post as time goes on with its progress. EDIT - It has now been more than a year since this sign was installed outside (Nov. 2013 to Dec. 2014). Keep in mind, this is made from plain old pine wood, not pressure treated, and it is only finished with a cheap, clear spray paint for protective coating. The red acrylic paint in the letters would normally wash right off without this coating. In all the time since I mounted the sign it has not changed or degraded one bit. Still looks like it did the first day it was hung. It doesn't even seem to get dirty and it has seen a LOT of rain, wind, and snow.