Pam Lane
Pam Lane
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  • Milledgeville, GA
Asked on Oct 19, 2017

What will protect painted wood outdoors?

Random ChanceLisa S.Nancy Turner
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I'm experimenting with making dragonflies out of spindles and ceiling fan blades. See the picture for an in-progress shot (if you zoom in you can see his wiry little antennae). Before I add embellishments, I'd like to spray him with something to keep his paint from fading too much outdoors. Any suggestions - that won't change the paint colors and is a spray-on product?
q what will protect painted wood outdoors
6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 19, 2017

    Clear UV spray paint from Rustoleum
  • Tammy Jones
    on Oct 19, 2017

    I would go to Lowes or Home Depot and use the exact same stains that they apply to wooden deck porches. they will gladly show you to some strong protective stains.
  • Kim
    on Oct 19, 2017

    CUTE!!!!! There are many spray can clear coat products out there! I think that your best bet is a marine spar varnish. Read the cans to find the finish you want and to make sure it won’t yellow over time.
    I hope that helps
    : )
  • Nancy Turner
    on Oct 19, 2017

    I use marine polyurethane for things that are outside, but I don't know if it would protect it from fading, so I would go with the stain as Tammy suggested and go with a finish they suggest that would be durable for being outside.
  • Lisa S.
    on Oct 19, 2017

    I spray ,all my outside yard ornaments with clear protective spray - in the spray paint department. Will make them hold up a lot longer.
  • Random Chance
    on Oct 22, 2017

    The Valspar brand is UV resistant, made for use on boats.
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