Specialty colors and other coatings for the hand-painted sign trade and graphic arts professionals.
For more than a century, sign painters and artists across the US have trusted the Ronan name for consistency and quality in specialty finishes. The company’s roots date back to 1889, when Thomas J. Ronan first made a name for himself as a paint salesman. Over time, he developed his technical knowledge and became an expert in varnishes and finely-ground pigments. He established the TJ Ronan Paint Company, specializing in coatings for artists, automobiles and industrial uses. A century later, Ronan Paints is recognized as a leader in sign paints, water-based coatings, Japan Colors, faux finishes and other specialty paint products. The company continues to introduce new technologies and more modern materials, while staying true to the tried-and-tested formulas that made the Ronan name what it is today.
Ronan Paints are now available in the UK and Europe via our website.
Ronan One-Stroke Lettering Enamel
One Stroke Lettering Enamel was the first lead free lettering enamel on the market. It is an extremely high hiding, high gloss paint specially formulated to meet the requirements of the sign industry for an easy working, one stroke enamel. It is designed to flow nicely, dry to a clean edge and leave no brush marks. These brilliant colors feature excellent gloss and superior durability with outstanding fade resistance for a beautiful, long-lasting finish. Ideal for signage, pinstriping and applications that require hand lettering.
Aquacote is a waterborne, low odor, high gloss, solid covering, acrylic Bulletin Enamel formulated for graphic arts and maintenance applications. It is lead free, fast drying, easy brushing, environmentally friendly, VOC compliant and easy to clean up. It produces a durable, flexible, weather resistant finish and exhibits excellent adhesion to wood, steel, concrete, galvanized metal, aluminum and treated or untreated vinyl. It is recommended for painting backgrounds, lettering copy and graphics on signs, outdoor advertising billboards, metal highway signs, commercial signs and vinyl banners.
Ronan Japan Colors
Ronan Japan Colors are finely ground, flat and quick drying paste paints, with a variety of uses in many different artistic and trade fields. Used in cabinet and furniture restoration, by scenic artists, signwriters and painters, it can be used for aging, faux finishes, glazing, marbling and creating effects such as dirt, smoke damage and wood grain.
Signwriters often benefit from their quick drying properties and the ability to use them on surfaces like paper, card, brick and plaster.
Ronan Aqua Leaf
Aqua Leaf is a water based, lead free, non-gassing, pearlescent, metallic-like coating with built in ultra violet protection. It is formulated with nacreous pigments to yield a lustrous metallic look. It dries to a flexible, weather & fade resistant, bright metallic like finish and exhibits excellent adhesion to wood, metal, treated and untreated vinyl and many other substrates. Aqua Leaf can be used on any interior or exterior properly primed white substrate. Used by furniture and cabinet refinishers and interior decorators for a variety of decorative applications. Used extensively by specialty painters and artists for faux finishes and glazing.