Asked on May 2, 2017

How can I make my Stained Glass Project SAFE for outdoor elements?

LeslieJohnLyn Buerger
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  • Hillela G.
    on May 2, 2017

    You could apply several coats of brush-on polyurethane varnish from the paint department to seal your project. It comes in matte, satin or gloss finish, depending on what you want. If it was me, I would seal the whole thing with several coats and that should protect it. Good luck!
  • Lyn Buerger
    on May 8, 2017

    As a stained glass artist i say NO NO NO. Stained Glass has been around for "quite a long time" without being "varnished". The charm of stained glass is in the aging Yes it changes with age but don't we all. And if the piece ever gets broken it is almost impossible to repair if it has a coating of any kind. Even people who apply glue to a broken stained glass pieces causes problem when the repair person has to fight with that. Love your glass the way it is. Now having said that I have seen stained glass sandwiched between 2 pieces of plain glass and frame for protection in a heavily transit area. That I can bless.
  • John
    on May 12, 2017

    or several coats of spray on lacquer (rust-oleum or krylon)...but it is always best not to seal it as all seals eventually will chip and flake or yellow as it ages
  • Leslie
    on May 15, 2017

    Read Lyn Beurger's comment. She's the stained glass artist!!!!
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