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please help
Posted by: mike g (
Date: October 02, 2007 01:53PM

I am looking for a certain material as a base for vinyl application

- 8ft x 4ft
- It is a thin material
- It reminds me of a dry erase maker board
- Color is white
- Possibly masonite?

The old sign has this material over the wood base. The material is deteriorating, and the customer wants it replaced.

Does anyone know where I can find this material or something of close resemblance to the description?

Re: please help
Posted by: signind (Moderator)
Date: October 02, 2007 01:58PM

Solid White Tileboard (sometimes called Melamine tile wall panel) used as a tile substitute in bathrooms is available at most Home Improvement Box stores

Re: please help
Posted by: mike g (
Date: October 03, 2007 08:17PM


One question out of curiosity. What is a Home Improvement BOX STORE.

Re: please help
Posted by: signind (Moderator)
Date: October 03, 2007 08:25PM

Home Depot & Lowes Stores are called "Big Box" stores. Your local hardware store may also carry or at least can get it too, I'm sure.

Good luck.

Re: please help
Posted by: thesignexpert (207.250.62.---)
Date: October 05, 2007 05:42PM

From your description it sounds exactly like a Masonite panel as you have guessed. As Signind said, you can typically find this at any hardware store,

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