If you've got private property you're trying to protect, proper signage can help relay the message that unknown or unexpected visitors should steer clear. You could buy signs at any hardware store, but if you're in a hurry or far from town, these printable versions are great options. Click on the sign you like best to download and print using tips from this helpful guide.
Private Property Sign
It can sometimes be hard to tell if a space is for public or private use. Mark your property with this polite and professional looking sign.
For those who may not speak English or who can't read, a sign like this with a universal symbol for 'stop' can be a more effective option.
Tips for Using the Signs
Signs signaling private property can be used for personal and professional reasons. These signs need to be highly visible, so print them in color or use brightly colored paper so they don't blend in with their surroundings.
Working With the Signs
When you download the signs, they will open as PDF files that you can download, save and print. Use the on-screen menu choices or the right button on your mouse to issue the appropriate commands.
Where to Post
Make the most of these warning signs by posting them in obvious places at eye level so they can't be missed. You may want to hang several signs near each other to increase visibility. For use on buildings, hang signs in windows and on doors. For use outdoors, hang posters on trees lining the edge of the property or tack them to a post at the property entrance.
Protecting Your Signs
Laminating is a great way to protect paper signs. If you don't have access to a laminator, there are several other options for protecting your signs from wear and tear or weather damage.
- Slide the page inside a plastic sleeve found at the office supply store. Tape the open end shut using clear packing tape.
- Cover the page with clear packing tape, being sure to cover it fully. Wrap it one or two times.
- Mount the printout inside a picture frame, then seal the back edges with a line of white glue to help keep water out.
Get creative and use the signs as posters for a party. For example, you could hang them on walls with tape as decorations for a hunting themed party or spooky-themed event. They could also be used as framed art on a bedroom door to remind family members that the room is the occupant's private property.
Mark Your Territory
Signs relay a message to people when you can't be there to say it yourself. These friendlier versions of the typically blunt 'no trespassing' signs can be used for multiple occasions across a variety of locations.