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TheCarolinian
06-29-2016, 05:00 AM
Hi everyone,
Maybe a dumb question, but is there a problem with spray painting our brewery's name on our kegs? I see many suppliers offering silk screening and etching and whatnot. Can I just simply spray paint our names on using a stencil? Thanks for any advice.

TGTimm
06-30-2016, 10:25 AM
Get some good-quality stencils made and practice with them first, maybe on a bent keg. using a stencil and getting a good-looking product requires a touch, but you'll get it figured out.

You'll want a high-quality direct-to-metal paint. Rustoleum makes some, as do other brands. The keg MUST BE CLEAN--clean clean clean. No fingerprints, even. It should not be too highly polished in the area you wish to paint, as the paint will adhere better with some roughness--what painters call "tooth".

One you've hand-stencil painted a hundred or more kegs you'll begin to appreciate the low cost of having it done professionally.

lhall
07-01-2016, 07:58 AM
Some suppliers sell vinyl banding with your brewery name on it. That's what we did to identify our kegs from a distance. It holds up really well.

beerguy1
07-01-2016, 08:18 AM
seen several places do this it always flakes off and looks bad., At the minimum go with heavy vinyl bumper stickers has worked well for us for 5 years

TGTimm
07-01-2016, 09:47 AM
Some suppliers sell vinyl banding with your brewery name on it. That's what we did to identify our kegs from a distance. It holds up really well.


Yeah, this!

GlacierBrewing
07-02-2016, 04:45 PM
Yes, just get or make a stencil, buy some quality metam spray paint and go to town. Keep in mind your audience: you want to primarily make sure your kegs get back to your brewery from accounts and distributors. Make your brand big, unique, and bright.

Prost!
Dave