What's the best way to protect/preserve antique paint?
Gma Kirk on Jun 19, 2017to protect the paint, I would coat it with a matte Spar Urethane.Helpful Reply
Lisa Cain on Jun 19, 2017Or you could spray Polycrylic (sp?) as it doesn't yellow or just even brush over the top a few good coats of Mod Podge over the top. I use it ALL the time to seal painted signs I make that will be indoors.Wish I could help with the bolts, but don't have any answers for that.Looks good though, good luck.Helpful Reply
William on Jun 19, 2017Use a marine grade varnish for the paint and lettering. I don't know if WD40 would work on the nuts and bolts. But you can try. Let it really soak in. Coca Cola may work. Other wise to can try PB Blaster. Used it in the HVAC trade and removing rusted parts on cars. All else fails you may need to just cut them off. A Dremel would do the job.Helpful Reply
Deb Rice on Jun 19, 2017Because it's an antique, I'd recommend Miss Mustard Seed's "Tough Coat."Helpful Reply
Cori Widen on Jun 19, 2017Try Coca Cola! So many Hometalkers like it for this purpose :)Helpful Reply
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