Acrylic paint for outdoor use?

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I'm not much of a DIYer, although just recently I've been making some holiday pallet signs. I have some left over acrylic craft paint and am wondering if it would hold up if I used it on a sign to be used outside.
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  • Kim Kilmer Kim Kilmer on Nov 23, 2015
    You would need to cover it with a sealer of some sort. I do quite a bit of painting with acrylics and learned the hard way. Now I always have a spray can of satin clear on hand!
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 23, 2015
    I would use a clear spray varnish that is made for outside.
  • Linda Linda on Nov 23, 2015
    If they sell in the States use Patio Paint. It works wonderfully and lasts for years.
  • Jan hanes Jan hanes on Nov 23, 2015
    acrylic is great for long periods in sun and rain (I use it--I paint, FB>stonesthrow art)
  • Michelle Harbee Michelle Harbee on Nov 27, 2015
    Thanks so much for your suggestions. Just bought a can of sealer.
  • Phillipcardjr Phillipcardjr on Nov 28, 2015
    The sealer seems to work well over the acrylic paint, do watch though, the sealer softens the paint temporarily, I now cover the work with a coat or two of acrylic gloss first , then two coats of clear gloss or clear enamel. This help in extreme weather too.
  • Linda Linda on Nov 28, 2015
    Yes it's called Patio Paint. It's made in the USA and it works wonderfully. I painted a bird bath a few years ago and never bring it out of the elements and its still going strong. The web site on the bottle shows www.decoart.com. Good Luck
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