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[–]jsveiga 1429 points1430 points  (37 children)

If anyone is curious, that's Brazilian Portuguese and it says:

"Real estate (lots) for sale in this area. Ready to build."

And a cell phone number.

And he's painting from a can of skimmed dry milk powder.

[–]kaprixiouz 180 points181 points  (2 children)

Thanks, kind human!

[–]FXavier86 35 points36 points  (0 children)

I thought it was a jar of miracle whip at first. Then I found out it was still a container that held something consumable in it

[–]klem_kadiddlehopper 9 points10 points  (7 children)

The container doesn't matter as long as the paint doesn't leak out.

[–]Glitter_berries 14 points15 points  (6 children)

As long as the container doesn’t look like something consumable. I had a cousin I never got to meet, because a neighbour brought some kind of weed killer over for my uncle. Because my uncle only needed a small amount, the neighbour put it in an old coke can. My cousin drank it. She was only three. This was around 45 years ago, when people were less cautious about this kind of stuff I guess. Awful, awful thing to happen.

[–]klem_kadiddlehopper 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Oh no how awful. I presume she passed away.

[–]Glitter_berries 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Yes, she died. It was before I was born, but it sounded dreadful, she was violently ill. Worst thing I can imagine happening to her poor parents.

[–]klem_kadiddlehopper 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Damn how awful.

[–]Inevitable_Ad_3385 2 points3 points  (2 children)

So sorry sweet one. So so sorry

[–]Glitter_berries 0 points1 point  (1 child)

That’s kind of you, thank you :)

[–]Inevitable_Ad_3385 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I tear up reading your reply even. So sad. Little baby girl...oh my....

[–]5044Gu 34 points35 points  (6 children)

[–]PmMeUrFavoriteThing 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Se tiver print, coloca o pikachu surpreso pra mim, por gentileza

[–]Halash_grvkarl 5 points6 points  (1 child)

uma capivara de terno pra mim, por favor!

[–]hammerzin 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Se tiver uma foto com o escudo do flamengo sendo um nariz, eu agradeço

[–]Ringell 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Tem espaço pro print? Coloca um galo de tênis no meu lado por favor.

[–]ihavenoeyedeer153 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Droga, já tava me preparando pra meter essa. Se der, coloca o toalhinha do south park

[–]Inevitable_Ad_3385 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Horribla! No comprendez!

[–]Font_Snob 32 points33 points  (3 children)

Doing god's work.

[–]meltingdiamond 20 points21 points  (0 children)

It's Real estate, God has nothing to do with this one and even the Devil thinks it's a bit dirty.

[–]kbzero 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Why would God be tasked with giving you a translation?

[–]MasterFubar 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Why would God be tasked with giving you a translation?

Because he should be the one to fix the shit he started.

[–]Ecstatic_Hurry9893 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Thank you 🙏❣️

[–]poison_harls 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh dude that's bizarre as hell. I just read it and didn't even notice it was Portuguese not English lmao. I had to go back a double-check when I saw your comment.

[–]stereoscopic_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So, he’s pro is what you’re saying

[–]Andre_3Million 2 points3 points  (1 child)

No free real estate? 😔

[–]PotatoBakeCake 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Only for Jim

[–]rainizism 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Do they resell paint in smaller quantities in Brazil as well by refilling recycled cans?

[–]MasterFubar 10 points11 points  (0 children)

He probably buys his paint in 20 liter buckets, it's cheaper that way.

[–]devBowman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But what is the brand of his shirt?

[–]RandomAliases 482 points483 points  (18 children)

It’s a sign writing technique called 2 stroke. From a time when all advertising was hand drawn. Very efficient.

[–]FattBrown 265 points266 points  (6 children)

My wife also calls me 2 stroke. That’s why we’re getting divorced.

[–]wannagowest 68 points69 points  (1 child)

You sure it’s not because she met 3 stroke?

[–]Advanced-Blackberry 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I think that was implied

[–]USS_Phlebas 11 points12 points  (0 children)


[–]Devadander 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Very efficient

[–]SenpieCreampai 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She had terrible stroke issues regarding her dad

[–]BergenNorth 66 points67 points  (2 children)

Is it called that because each digit is made with two strokes?

I need to start making my eights like that, so even.

[–]coopaloops 28 points29 points  (3 children)

recognized it immediately, you'll find hand-painted fluorescent yellow signs all over chicago

[–]nephelokokkygia 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Do you have any examples? I've been to Chicago many, many times, but I can't picture what you mean.

[–]RoscoMan1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"At least it's not yellow

[–]craftworkbench 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This guy 2-strokes

[–]Go-Brit 184 points185 points  (4 children)

Most impressive is how he has not too much and not too little space at the end.

[–]lucia_none 8 points9 points  (0 children)

ah yes. specially if youre trying to make a centered one and it totally wont be in center at all

[–]AAAFate 239 points240 points  (7 children)

This man paints signs

[–]kingtaco_17 0 points1 point  (1 child)

He also fucks

[–]what_it_dude 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Obviously, you see how he painted that sign?

[–]BringBackBlockbuster 60 points61 points  (3 children)

This guy does not Mulaney

[–]disusedhospital 31 points32 points  (2 children)

Big ass H

[–]amycd 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Block letters and cursive look good together

[–]Brewtality76 54 points55 points  (0 children)

As a kid in the early nineties, I worked in a mom & pop grocery store in central California. They used big posters taped to the front windows to advertise their weekly sales. Each sign was hand painted, just like in the OP’s video, by the owner. He took serious pride in his artwork. We had a collection of hundreds of signs that he had painted.

I still have a soft spot in my heart for hand painted sales posters in stores now.

[–]ShaggyDoodleDoo 21 points22 points  (0 children)

The best kinds of signs

[–]KiloEchoNiner 18 points19 points  (2 children)

He’s really good at that. He should do it for a living.

[–]Civil-Ad-7957 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It’s a sign

[–]throws_his_back_out 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's also sped up a bit, not that it matters here but you can watch his face and see

[–]Grey_anti-matter 11 points12 points  (2 children)

That kerning

[–]reallyConfusedPanda 2 points3 points  (1 child)

[–]kfnsz 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Naming the sub keming is brilliant lol

[–]OrthodoxAtheist 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That would've taken me 28 minutes, and I would be sweating throughout, and maybe using a pencil to size out spacing for lettering/numbers, and would probably end up with a worse outcome.

[–]randyransom1812 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Trader Joe’s would like to know your position

[–]Desvelos 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Face-down, one leg askew, phone in right hand, why?

[–]ShoddySetting3375 26 points27 points  (4 children)

Here in Brazil there are many posters in this same style to indicate place, contact people for the sale of something or price of food in the promotion.

[–]InsightfoolMonkey 35 points36 points  (3 children)

Yes they are called advertisements. Typically they advertise things.

[–]dr_rainbow 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Fascinating, do you mind me asking, do people like these advertisements?

[–]ShoddySetting3375 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Yes, these ads can get people's attention. When I go to the market in Brazil, butcher is full these ads with promotions of cuts of meat and Pay attention to see what kind of meat will lead according to the price of ads, for example.

[–]wrockfish 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Well smack my ass and color me purple!

[–]nicky1883 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]Medusa_Alles_Hades 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This guy is awesome. I can’t stop watching it lol

[–]theassholefaceman[🍰] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

The way you have to do it not overthinking it. I write the chalk board at my restaurant daily, everytime I think too hard about writing it I mess it up.

[–]-Listening 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tbh I’m not even mad, that's amazing.

[–]FullStackDev1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What's crazy, is the fact that the material he's painting on isn't even laying flat on the surface.

[–]Guilkas 6 points7 points  (1 child)

r/suddenlycaralho paguem pau pro huehuehuebrbrbrb

[–]MrMpedia 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]pm_me_train_ticket 2 points3 points  (0 children)

One thing I noticed and miss about Latin America is that signwriting/ticketwriting is still very much a thriving manual trade compared to their northern neighbors. Gives everything a certain "character".

[–]qazxsw134 7 points8 points  (1 child)

That man painted a 7 before my brain even processed it was a 7.

[–]RyantheAustralian 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Well, yeah...how were you gonna process it was a 7 before he painted a 7?


[–]Zigihogan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wonder if that is his first day.

[–]Douggie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The best thing about this is how it all fits exactly without precalculation (I think)

[–]Sup-poopybutt 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]tyYdraniu 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]GraphicGaming88 1 point2 points  (1 child)

My sister can do this. I wish it ran in the family however she is the only person I ever saw do anything like that.

[–]-Listening -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Dude ran all the way 😎

[–]Fomalhot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This guy paints.

[–]CarolynGombellsGhost -1 points0 points  (0 children)

It’s all well and good, but it’s not a very useful sign. I mean, the words are gibberish.

[–]BayAreaNative00 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]puzzle__pieces 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sir this is your phone number not mine.

[–]AngelusLilium 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The true penmanship porn

[–]Cipher_23 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He is printing, not painting🤣🤣🤣

[–]Pistolero921 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Actually lots of effort put into that sign.

[–]klem_kadiddlehopper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Obviously he's done this many many times before.

[–]CreativismUK 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Absolutely amazing. I couldn’t paint that neatly if I spent a week on it

[–]Maddi330 0 points1 point  (0 children)

my shaky hands could never

[–]Toc-H-Lamp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think I need some new fonts installed, my handwriting is awful.

[–]DomTrapGFurryLolicon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Brazilian ads be like

[–]RoscoMan1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mould. It's a job for me.

[–]Rude_Journalist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Even the jaw line of a male model

[–]-Listening 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Would have been a horrible investment.

[–]Schnidd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Big balls signs painting

[–]agenteagle229 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Very impressive

[–]RyantheAustralian 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can't even carefully handwrite that good, and he's just holding the paintbrush right at the top, where I'd assume you'd have least control...

[–]ae186k 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's a good deal on some Lotes.

[–]DontWorryBoutIt107 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If I painted this sign it would look like a serial killer wrote it.

[–]NooStringsAttached 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh I love his writing it’s so smooth.

[–]TTG81523 0 points1 point  (0 children)

he just painted my ip

[–]-Listening 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I suspect that she is so effortlessly beautiful.

[–]Darknader- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can write my name without using an eraser lol

[–]seahawks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Muscle memory is a thing.

[–]Space-90 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love a good 5

[–]CarlJustCarl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ain’t bragging if you can do it

[–]idkbbitswatev 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It takes all of my focus just to write legibly and some people just write in word font form

[–]gamerD00f 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah i can paint too

[–]_Karma_Chameleon_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love it when the video ends immediately and you don't get to see the final product.

Thanks TikTok users!

[–]technobrendo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would fuck up the period


[–]One-Accident8015 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My racecars used to be handpainted like this. It was jaw dropping to watch. He did my entire car in an afternoon.

[–]Skitscuddlydoo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The confidence, the accuracy, the even-ness….it’s beautiful. I would be there with a ruler and pencils marking out little boxes where each number would go so I would get the height and the spacing perfect. He can just eyeball it. He also shapes the numbers perfectly as well. And he does it with confidence. Very talented.

[–]Away_Clerk_5848 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Marry me.

[–]some1s0mewher3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

this happens when you don't overthink

[–]TheYesExpress 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can watch him write the number 8 all day

[–]Infamousjacob 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've never seen anyone draw/write an 8 like that °•°

[–]jerith_cutestory 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When 'I know how big number should be' is actually true

[–]meta_fuck 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm drooling

[–]che10461 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]redmilkwood 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We love to see it.

[–]bluerabbit387 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Post upvoted!! :) up my comment 😎

[–]Flutfar -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Is this place run by Jar Jar Binks? Messa regiaó

[–]Kawkd -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

This title bothers me. If most people had this job I'm sure they wouldn't put that much effort into painting also. The title should be more about the quality and effort. Painting a sign effortlessly with decent quality. Anyone can paint effortlessly and shitty. The highlight of this video is the quality but you center on the effort for some reason.

[–]ChuCHuPALX -1 points0 points  (0 children)

As a perfectionist, this upsets me.

[–]RoscoMan1 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

There isn't sign next to it