Weatherizing unfinished wood?

forensicmomMarch 14, 2011

I want to have my Sunday School students paint unfinished birdhouses but I want them to be able to stand up to the elements outside. I was hoping to let them paint with acrylic paints instead of exterior type paint since it's easier for them. Is there something clear I can paint over top of the acrylic that would seal it?

If not, what else should I do?

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I'm not sure you could easily find anything that would go over the paint and would be suitable for outdoor use. Use exterior paint or use a weather resistant wood (redwood, western red cedar, cypress, etc.). The parents can tend decide to let it weather naturally or treat it in some way.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2011 at 9:21AM
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Plenty of exterior paints are acrylic. 100% acrylic enamel is what the label will read

    Bookmark   March 16, 2011 at 2:55PM
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