How do U weatherproof a Barbie doll for garden life?

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Her legs are some strange sort of rubber that will not take a primer sealer. It goes on but stays sticky.
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  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on May 11, 2017
    Unless it's important to have an actual barbie, go to the dollar tree and get a doll in the toy section. They are all plastic. When you get your garden life done, please share!!
    • Cindy Heidel Cindy Heidel on May 11, 2017
      I run a homeless shelter for abused Barbies. I give them a second chance in life 😜 The ones I use in gardens I let the weather do what it may. I'm repurposing them in other ways now and need to prime them white. Thanx
  • John John on May 11, 2017
    marine varnish...triple thick glaze (actual name)....poly is the word to look for...such as polyeurathane, poly coat...best to use behr or minwax products. I build trellises and garden furniture and found these brands have the longest use life and resist yellowing and fading better than most
  • Diane Boone Diane Boone on May 11, 2017
    I am in the process of creating a fairy garden and I will be useing marine grade polyeruathane to weather proof all of the items going in the garden.
  • John John on May 11, 2017
    paint is not always waterproof...after painting you should still varnish or shellac to ensure rain will not damage your work
  • Cindy Heidel Cindy Heidel on May 12, 2017
    thanx, im not using outside, im trying to find a paint not a clear coating that will work on a barbie dolls legs. They are made of some weird rubber/plasti. I may need to switch to oil paint.