Traditional Signwriting & Narrowboat Painting

Reintroducing forgotten crafts since 1998

Cheshire Brush 2005-2015My name is Carl Tickle, I have been a Traditional Signwriter, Narrowboat Painter and Gilder since 1998, operating out of Woolston, Warrington, Cheshire.

I design and create beautiful and unique hand painted signs and practice the traditional art of coach painting, where I have adapted these skills to narrowboats for hundreds of private clients throughout the uk.

I specialise in custom paint jobs for a variety of applications. I have custom painted many challenging and creative pieces of art from: vehicles, showman’s wagons, steam engines, narrowboats, motor cycle tanks/ mudguards to sports memorabilia. I use only the highest-quality 1-shot enamels and epifanes paints and produce original designs.

I hope you enjoy the website and please feel free to leave any feedback and please take a look at the services I offer such as: gilded honours boards, pin stripes, narrowboat painting, traditional and modern signs, shop fronts, vintage/classic trucks, chalkboards, Latin inscriptions within religious building, vinyl lettering and window displays. I have also manufacture glass gilded signs for many prestigious shops and stores.

Traditional Signwriting

I have worked on the Grand National Honours Board at Aintree Racecourse and I am the main contractor at Haydock Park Racecourse, where I complete the gold leaf honours board after every race.

Over the years my other commissions have included Northwich narrowboats, Warrington’s Masonic hall, several golf clubs including Heswall, West Houghton, Lee Park. Also many stately homes including Inglewood Manor and Statham Lodge and the National Trust.

A commission I have done which I am very proud of was for the Lawn Tennis Association’s Championships at Wimbledon. Where I hand painted their logo onto all 21 rain covers for their tennis courts.
Checkout the newspaper article in the Warrington Guardian and the article on the UK Sign Boards website.

Private commissions also include helping to repaint the pinstripes and badges on the Roll Royce of Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku and one half of Liverpool DJ camelphat just to name a few famous faces.

But personally my proudest moment was being able to help out during the COVID 19 virus of 2020 were me and my family raised £640 for the NHS staff at Warrington hospital to reward all their hard work through the pandemic.

Carl Tickle

Client Testimonials

Hi Carl, I would just like to say how pleased we are with the scroll you have done at our church. Your artwork almost glows, especially the gold leaf lettering and I’m sure it hasn’t looked as good as that since the chapel was originally built in 1887.

Nick Hearnshaw (Church Treasurer) – Comberbach Methodist Church