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No paint job is complete without signwriting and at John Barnard Ltd we've teamed up with local signwriter Jon Leeson to provide an all in one service. This means the whole paint job, including signwriting, can be completed with one booking - all whilst your boat is safely under cover and protected from the elements.
Following in the footsteps of both his father and grandfather, Jon is a third generation signwriter with over twenty-five years of experience.
Jon's work has been featured many times in various publications including Signcraft Magazine and Sign Business Magazine (Jon placed 3rd in their Auto Art contest in 2001). Jon is also a regular contributor to Professional Painter & Decorator Magazine.
Working under the name LetterKnight, Jon specialises in beautiful, bespoke, hand painted lettering and sign-work that draws heavily on traditional styles and themes, but often with an eye-catching contemporary twist.
After close consultation with the client, Jon produces pencil and ink sketches of the design, before rendering the final artwork using a variety of techniques including hand-painting and lettering, pinstriping, coachlining, gold leaf and glass engraving.
The result being stunning, hand-crafted custom artwork and signage - click on the LetterKnight logo to be taken to Jon's website for examples of his work.


Check news page for award details


Due to high demand for our work we are now taking bookings for 2021

New youtube videos

New videos coming for 2017

John awarded first ever International Paints Certificate of Craftmanship

Fred Cole of International Paints awarding John with the company's first ever Certificate of Craftmanship at this year's Crick Boat Show

John scores again by receiving a further award from Epifanes

Following the company's recent appointment as the country's first (and so far only) inland waterways International Paints Application Centre, we're proud to announce that we've followed it up with another award - the first ever Certificate of Craftmanship from Epifanes.

New YouTube 

"How to CoachPaint"

We have uploaded a new clip, let us know what you think! Watch Now


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Debdale Wharf Marina

Smeeton Westerby  

Leicestershire  LE8 0XA

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