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Weatherizing unfinished wood?

Posted by forensicmom (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 14, 11 at 13:37

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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RE: Weatherizing unfinished wood?

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.

RE: Weatherizing unfinished wood?

Plenty of exterior paints are acrylic. 100% acrylic enamel is what the label will read

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