Hand-painted signs can be the most expensive signs to have made. Each color is a separate cost, and the time it takes to cut and prepare the surface can be substantial. You also need to plan for at least two coats of paint to survive in the harsh Kona sun, UV rays and wind.
One of our recent projects was a repair and re-painting of the On the Rocks sign. It reminded us of the challenges of using wood in Hawaii, as the original sign has suffered a lot of sun and termite damage–inevitable in Hawaii.
It took a lot of work, but the result was very satisfying.