Asked on Jul 24, 2020

Why is the paint fading?

Lauren of Mom Home GuideKmdreamerKen Erickson


What can I do to prevent this after I paint?

15 answers
  • Vimarhonor
    on Jul 25, 2020

    Hello. This is a very frustrating situation, I agree.

    I have a horrible problem with mini nylon polyester garden flags too. They fade in less than a season.

    I understand they have some spray on sealer’s that might have some UV protection but I don’t know how well they would last with severe sun exposure. A phone call to your favorite spray paint company might offer the best solution from the experts if any type of enamel sealer might help prevent fading— once the projects repainted

    hope this helps

  • Dee
    on Jul 25, 2020

    You could try lacquer spray sealant after you paint. The sun, and rain is making them fade

  • Unique Creations By Anita
    on Jul 25, 2020

    Did you seal the paint with any type of exterior poly or varnish.

  • Debbie/Dragonfly Treasure
    on Jul 25, 2020

    Try a UV sealant

  • Lucy Nunn
    on Jul 25, 2020

    It's probably not fading, but is coming from the terra cotta. It's salts coming out of the terra cotta, like you see on brick walls sometimes. You can seal it in with Kilz before painting it.

  • Traci T Nagy
    on Jul 25, 2020

    I’ve had good luck using an outdoor primer first, as it creates a rougher surface for the paint to grab on to. Let it dry completely then paint. After you get the coverage you want & it’s completely dry, use an outdoor waterproof sun proof sealant. My problem is I always get ahead of myself & try to finish these quick chores too quickly & then have to repaint the following year.

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom
    on Jul 25, 2020

    Re-paint the pots and then seal with an outdoor/waterproof sealant.

  • Nan W.
    on Jul 25, 2020

    Seal with KILS and then use an exterior paint with UV protection.

  • Chloe Crabtree
    on Jul 25, 2020

    Seal it with a spray acrylic sealer. Make sure it is one that dries clear.

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    on Jul 25, 2020

    I'd spray it with THIS clear UV spray from Amazon.

  • Agnes Chrzanowska
    on Jul 25, 2020

    Sealer for sure will help to keep paint longer. Did you paint them with tinted primer?

  • Ken Erickson
    on Jul 25, 2020

    Sun shine can fade red easily. The sealer suggestions sound good to me.

  • Kmdreamer
    on Jul 26, 2020

    Spray or paint with varnish then scotch gard it that will help keep it like new

  • Kmdreamer
    on Jul 28, 2020

    The sun does that

  • Lauren of Mom Home Guide
    on Jul 31, 2020

    You can try using a spray paint sealer like Krylon.

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