What sealer should I use for a vintage slat basket?

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I would like to seal this with something that won't change the beautiful look of this basket. Has anyone ever used matte spray for this?
q what sealer for vintage slat basket, painted furniture, painting over finishes, It doesn t get direct down pour here but still want it to be protected
It doesn't get direct down pour here but still want it to be protected.
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 10, 2015
    No i have not used a matte spray. I believe minx has a clear protective sealer meant for outdoors and Im not positive but I don't think it would change the color. Minx has a website perhaps reach out to them.
    • Bab Bab on Sep 10, 2015
      Thanks Janet. I will check them out. I have the mums in their original pots sitting on other pots in the basket. Just want to preserve it asuch as I can. Have a great day!!!
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 10, 2015
    Keep me posted on the decision
  • Jennifer Houben Jennifer Houben on Sep 10, 2015
    Really any acrylic sealer will do. Most sealers will do the job nicely, just makes sure it is going to seal for outside temperatures and or whatever mother natures has in store. Krylon has some great stuff, just pay attention to what temperature you are doing it in. Give each layer time to dry if you do more then one.
    • Bab Bab on Sep 10, 2015
      Thanks Jennifer!! I love this basket lol!! And don't want it to lose it's look!!
  • Z Z on Sep 10, 2015
    Oh, I see why you want to protect but not change it at all @Bab. That's an awesome basket. Any clear finish will darken wood to some extent. It's just the nature of the product. It's kind of like getting it wet. Any exterior grade clear finish would do. Personally I choose Minwax Helsman Spar Urethane water based in Satin. Always make sure to stir (don't shake) it well and so so throughout any project as it has a fine sand that gives it the satin finish. if you don't stir well it will settle to the bottom and you'll have a glossier finish. This product has UV, sun, and rain protection too. http://www.minwax.com/wood-products/clear-protective-finishes/interior-exterior/minwax-water-based-helmsman-spar-urethane
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    • Z Z on Sep 11, 2015
      @You're very welcome Bab.
  • Lindy Lindy on Sep 11, 2015
    I've used Krylon Matte on many projects, both wood and painted, to great success. I found out the hard way that a "bargain brand" is not the way to go when it comes to spray finishes. I ruined a project once -dried to yellow color (not clear as stated). If you are in doubt, spray the bottom first to see if you like it.
  • LD LD on Sep 11, 2015
    You should use an outdoor spar varnish, and here is a link explaining how this is better for sealing exterior wood. http://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/articles/difference-between-spar-varnish-and-regular-varnish/
  • Brenda Hotchkiss Brenda Hotchkiss on Sep 11, 2015
    Best thing ever Lind seed oil it seals waterproof and even makes your peice look rich in color. Make sure you get the exterior one. If you can't find try danish oil again extirior! Good luck!
    • Bab Bab on Sep 11, 2015
      Thank you Brenda! ! I didn't even think of using an oil!!!! That's a great idea for my basket!!!
  • Marcia r Marcia r on Sep 11, 2015
    marine varnish
    • Bab Bab on Sep 11, 2015
      That's a great idea too!!! Definite protection against wet and weather!! Thanks Marcia!!!