Canal boat painters & canal boat sign writers

We list canal boat, narrowboat and barge painters and signwriters. One of the most attractive features of our canals is the shining paintwork and colourful decoration of the boats. The ‘Roses & Castles’ decorations and distinctive signwriting traditions survive today, on a wide range of modern and traditional narrowboats.

Canal Boat Painters

  • Just why traditional working canal boats should have been so generously decorated is much argued about, and the historical origins of the beautiful ‘Roses and Castles’ tradition is equally mysterious. To find out more read our full section on Canal Folk Art written by the expert Tony Lewery.
  • We also have a full page of listings of companies supplying traditional canal boat paints, varnishes and specialist coatings. Most canal chandleries stock narrowboat paints
  • Master craftsman Phil Speight advises how to get the best narrowboat paint finish on your boat.
  • If you are looking for paintings and prints of canals scenes, or traditionally decorated canalware such as Buckby cans and cabin stools, see our listing of canal artists, canalware and canal crafts.

Canal boat painters & canal boat sign writers

Darren Williams Signwriting

Darren Williams Signwriting. specialises in high quality hand painted signwriting & artwork of any description offering a friendly personal service with helpful advice & competitive prices. Northampton based, will travel.

Norbury Wharf Ltd

Norbury Wharf Ltd. offers professional boat painting, signwriting and traditional canal decoration by our experienced artists for all types of narrowboats, in our fully covered and heated wet dock. Dry dock also available.

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Painters & Signwriters

A lick of paint,
Midlands; can travel
Boat painter; brass polisher; valeting
A.J. Signs
Traditional Signwriter
Ainsworth Signwriting
AJ Coach Painters
UK wide
Boat Painters
Ali Hutchinson
Signwriting and decoration
Alvecote Artist
Alvecote Marina, Tamworth
Professional artist
Andy Cain,
Boat painter
Andy Oakley
Cannock Extension Canal
Boat Painting, Decoration & Graining
Andy Russel
Boat Painter & Signwriter
Art Design Sign
Wiltshire and surrounding areas
Aurora Kustom Graphics
Newcastle upon Tyne
Signwriting, coachlining, airbrush art, gold leaf work, vinyl lettering
Barleywood Painters
Godalming, Surrey
Narrowboat Painting
Beccy Boat Painter
Artist & Signwriter
Bespoke Canal Boat Painting
Bath and Bristol
Traditional and contemporary canal artwork
Bfm Painting Services
Lincs, Yorks & Humber
Traditional Signwriting
Brinklow Boat Services
Coachpainting, signwriting, high quality wood graining
07977 504766
Canal Boat Art
UK wide
Boat painting, modern murals and creative designs
Carl Bargh Traditional Signwriter
Traditional Signwriter
Cherilton Narrowboats,
Shardlow Marina, Derby
Narrowboat Painting
Cheshire Signwriters
Warrington, Chesh., Lancs
Signwriters, Grainers and boat painters
Chris Kay Signwriter
London and Home Counties
Traditional sign writer
Christopher Noble Johnson
Roses & Castles Artist, Boats to small items
Clean Sailing
Pillings Lock, Loughborough
Narrowboat painters
Clive Dedman
Sharpness Canal UK wide
Narrow boat painter
Corbett Narrowboat Painters
Narrowboat painting and refurb
UK wide
Mobile coachpainter
Crosscounty Signwriting
Crystal Narrowboat Painting
Boat Painting
Customised Signwriting
Warrington, Cheshire
Signwriter & boat painter
D Bishop Boatservices
Dans Handpainted Signs
London and the South East
Darren Williams Signwriting
Canal Boat Signwriter
07808 773271
Dave Moore
150 miles radius of West Midlands
Signwriting/ Traditional decoration
Dawson Signs
Boat Lettering
Daymond’s of Bradford
Boat painters
Dean Box
Bedford nr Milton Keynes
Traditional signwriter
Dean Signs & Graphics
Milton, Stoke-on-Trent
Signwriter / Digital Graphics
Dr. Andrew Steele
Master Signwriter, Illustrator & Gilder
Edward Strong
Llangollen based/ UK coverage
Boat painter /signwriter / graining
Field Signs
Ellesmere, Shropshire
Signwriting & boat painting
Fine Line Decor
Stanley Ferry Marina Wakefield
Boat painter
Floyd Henry
Towpath boat painter
Foster Coach Painting
Swan Lane Wharf Coventry
Boat Painting and Sign Writing
Fradley Marine Servises
Fradley junction
Narrowboat painter
Franklin Signs Ltd
Shropshire & all of UK
Funkymonkey Boatnames
Signwriting – boat names, graphics & stencils online!
G-R Paintworks
Boat painters, signwriters
G&P Boat Painters
Boat Painter
Garry Chapman Signs
Crewe Cheshire
Traditional signwriter
Gibson’s Boat Painters
Redhill Marina, Nottingham
Boat Painting
Gills Roses and Castles
Coventry Canal
Canal roses and castles
Ginny Barlow
Kennet & Avon Canal
Signwriting & Traditional Canal Boat Decoration
Graham Booth
Traditional Signwriter
Graham Brown Sign Writing
Narrow boat painting & Signwriting
Granthams Bridge Boat Services Ltd
Boat painting, decoration & signwriting
Telford, Shropshire
Traditional signwriter
Gregg’s Narrowboat Skumbling
Coventry Canal
Narrowboat scumbling and graining
Hamilton Narrowboats
Pitstone Wharf, Bucks
Narrowboat Painting and Signwriting
Hand Painted By Russ
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Signwriter & Decorative Artist
Helen Jones
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Sign Writing
Ian Prince
Professional Narrowboat Painter
Ian Whiteoak Signs
Traditional Signwriting
J Chapman Signwriter
Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire
Jan Deuchar
Trent Lock, Long Eaton
Signwriter and Boat Decorator
Jill Kindlysides
Signwriter, artist, boat painter
John Barnard Ltd.
Debdale Wharf, Leicestershire
Narrowboat Painters
John Birkin
Boat painting, Signwriting & Traditional Decoration
John West
Traditional boat decoration
JR’s Canal & Barge Signwriting
Stourport On Severn
K B Morgan
Traditional decorative painting
Kevin Doyle
UK wide
Boat Painter
L W Woodman (Boat Refinishers)
Canalboat painters
Little Ouse Moorings
Little Ouse Great Ouse Junction
Traditional Coach Painters of Narrowboats
Lost Art, Sign & Boat Painters
Shropshire, Cheshire, Stafford, West Midlands
Sign Writing & Narrowboat painting
M & I Marine Ltd
Wincham Wharf, Northwich, Cheshire
Marine Vinyl Graphics & Printing
M & W Signwriters Ltd
Brierley Hill, West Midlands
Mann Canal Boat Painters
UK wide
Boat Painters
Mark Dovey
West Midlands
Signwriter & Guilder
Marriage Joinery
Boat Painting and Woodwork
Martin Bradby Signwriting
Yorkshire & Lancs
Traditional Signwriting and boat decoration
McClor boat painters
Dewsbury Marina
Restoration/Paint refinishers
Mick the Sign
Traditional Signwriting
Mike Baczkur
Market Deeping
Traditional Signwriter
Mike Jenkins Signwriting
Signwriting, Illustrating, vinyl, airbrush
Mike Looby
Calcutt Marina, Napton
Boat Painter
Hillmorton, Rugby
Narrowboat painter
N B Marine Services
Narrowboat painting
Nene Boat Painters
Blackthorne Lake Marina, Northants
Boat painters
Nick Sanders Signwriter
Droitwich Spa (Covering West Midlands and beyond)
Traditional Signwriting and Gilding
Norbury Wharf Ltd
Shropshire Union Canal
Professional boat painting, signwriting and traditional canal decoration
01785 284292
Northwich Boat Painting
Boat painting
Norton Signs
Traditional Signwriter
Nugent Marine & Fabrications
West Midlands
Respraying / grp service
One Off
Burton upon Trent
Artist and Traditional Signwriter
Outlines Sign And Print
Vinyl boat names & graphics
P Woodman Signs
Traditional ignwriter
Painted With Pride
Boat Painting
Paul Johnson
Cheshire and surrounding areas
Traditional Signwriter
Paul Johnson Signwriter,
Norwich & UK wide
Phil Halling
100 miles radius of Oxford
Phil Speight
Scotland, will travel
Boat signwriting & decoration
Pristine Marine boat painters
East Midlands, Nottm, Derby, Leics etc
Professional narrowboat painter
R & C Art
Burghfield Common (within 25 miles, further away possible)
Traditional Painted Canal Ware, Roses & Castles, Signage & Linework
R.J. Thomas signwriting
Northampton, Daventry
Traditional signs & decoration
Reeds Boats Ltd
Kiveton Park, Sheffield
Boat painting
Rob Cooper
Pinchbeck, Spalding, Lincolnshire
Traditional ignwriter, artist, signwriter
Rob Wagg
N. Staffs 70m radius
Signwriting, Decoration, Pictorial
Robert M Hoey
Boat Painting & Signwriting
Robert Naghi
Midlands, can travel
Signwriter, artist and boatpainter
Robin Abbey Signwriting
Leith, Edinburgh
Traditional signwriting and gilding
Roses and Castles
UK wide
Traditional and modern canal art and boat murals
S & G Refinishers LTD
Narrowboat Painters
S & S Boatpainting
Church Minshull
S. J. Brooks
Harefield & Southern G.U.
Signwriting and decoration
Salamander Boat Services
Devizes, K & A
Boat Artist / Painter
Salford Boat Painters
Canal boat hand painters
Sally Tooze
Midlands and North East
Boat Painting and finishing
Sean Hale
Calcutt Marina
Boat painter
Shaun the Signwriter
Settle N.Yorkshire, Lancashire, Nationwide
Traditional Signwriter
Sign Design
North Wales, inc. East Midlands to Cumbria
Signs & Symbols
Stourbridge, West Midlands
Traditional Signwriting
Signwriting by Hannah
West Sussex
Traditional Signwriting
South Dock Marine Paint Services
South East London
Boat painting and shot blasting service
Steve Matthews
Signwriter & boat painter
Stick on Signs
Vinyl boat names, graphics & stencils online
Streethay Wharf
Boat painter and brass restorer
Studio 82
Boat decoration, signwriting & canal art
Narrowboat Painting
Tech Stainless Ltd
Stainless lettering ready made
The Artful Signwriter
Kennet and Avon Canal
Signwriter and boat decorator
The Graphics Centre
Traditional Signwriting
The Illustrated Boat
Grand Union, Thames, South East
The Paint Shed
Cheshire (Anderton)
Narrowboat painting
The signwriters narrowboat
Kennet and Avon Canal
Sign Writer
The Straight & Narrow Sign Co.
UK wide
Traditional and contemporary signwriting
Thomas Signs
Traditional Signwriters
Tim Hobbs
Bradford on Avon
Tina Paramore
Stone Staffordshire
Boatpainting, signwriting and traditional decoration
Traditional Painting Services
Narrowboat Painter
Valley Waterways
Coach painters
Vimart Signwriting
UK wide
Traditional Signwriting
Vinyl Cut Graphics
Vinyl boat names, registration numbers and graphics
Viscount Marine Services
Milton Keynes area
Boat Painting
Von Leadfoot Pinstriping
Central, north & east London
Sign painting, lettering, instriping & gilding
Paint works internal external
Will Hewitt, Traditional Narrowboat Painting
Narrowboat Painting, decoration and signwriting
Willow Boat Painting
North West & Midlands
Traditional Boat Painting

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