What paint is good for an outside garden statue?

Linda Mihatov
by Linda Mihatov

We have a family heirloom garden statue that is bleached white with age. I’d like to paint it (face, hands, clothes etc.) but not sure what paint to use. Spray paint won’t do because of all the details being small and needing separate colors. Any suggestions?

  6 answers
  • Dee Dee on Jul 04, 2018
    When I repainted my garden statue I used regular craft paint. After painting I sprayed with Rustoleum Polyurethane and it has lasted years.

  • Lob33717120 Lob33717120 on Jul 04, 2018

    Old statuary looks so much better ehen you leave it alone.

  • William William on Jul 04, 2018

    Use craft paint like Dee suggests. Polyurethane will work well. I also like to use Rustoleum Clear spray paint. Several light coats will give you a smooth finish.

  • Ginny Ginny on Jul 04, 2018
    I agree with Lob. Painting may devalue the piece.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jul 04, 2018

    I used a black gloss paint. It brought out the detail and looks so much better then the old dull cement color. A light spray of poly after the paint dried overnight. This has lasted for 5 years now.

  • Linda Mihatov Linda Mihatov on Jul 04, 2018

    Thank you all for replying. Appreciate it😀