What is the best paint to use on wooden pallets for outdoors projects?

by P.p15814293
I intend to paint one with the US flag and the other with my state flag. I want the wood to be sealed all over.
  6 answers
  • Rachel O'Hara Rachel O'Hara on Jun 19, 2017

    I would try an oil based outdoor paint

  • Liz Toone Liz Toone on Jun 19, 2017

    Alternately, you can use your paint of choice and then seal your flags with a spray wood sealer.

  • Gma Kirk Gma Kirk on Jun 19, 2017

    Check out the big box stores' sample size paints for exterior paints in the colors you want. This is what I am doing for a barn quilt project.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 19, 2017


  • Carol Carol on Jun 19, 2017

    We make wooden Christmas figures we paint & seal & attach lights to for our Christmas displays. We found that for outdoor wood projects that the best paints to use are weather proof acrylics & weather proof sealers. You can get both at craft stores & paint stores. Just don't use oil based paints! Oil base paints can actually leak through different types of wood & can ruin your projects! Also make sure your paints & sealers are compatible with each others. Some aren't compatible & can cause a gunky mess. A good paint store can give you good advice on which paints & sealers are compatible! Happy crafting!

  • Mogie Mogie on Sep 06, 2023

    On wood pallets, latex and acrylic paints are the two most common types that can be applied. Use the standard versions indoors. However, for outside pallet projects, be careful to use more expensive, weatherproof latex and acrylic paint of higher quality and should be sealed to protect the wood from the elements.