I own a motorcycle/ATV business and I just painted up a new plywood sign
with Rustoleum paint . Now, I want it to stay looking nice for as long as
possible. What type of clear coating do I need to put over the paint . This
sign will be outside in the elements 365 days a year . I live in central
Iowa so temperatures will vary drastically .
Thanks so Much,
Are you saying to redo what I have already done ? Or paint over my painted
surfaces with the stuff you recommend above ?
If you are just talking about painting a clear coat over what I have already
done, please let me know where I can get it .
I do not plan on redoing what I have already done . I will just put it out
in the weather the way it is and make another sign when this one goes bad .
On Thu, 25 Jan 2007 20:39:51 -0600, " Hilltop Cycle ATV"
Any automotive paint store will have a two-part polyurethane clearcoat
that will stand up a long time outdoors, however it has very powerful
solvents. Don't bet on having a readable sign after you apply it.
Thu, Jan 25, 2007, 7:56pm (EST-1) firstname.lastname@example.org
<snip> I just painted up a new plywood sign with Rustoleum paint . Now,
I want it to stay looking nice for as long as possible. What type of
clear coating do I need to put over the paint . This sign will be
outside in the elements 365 days a year . I live in central Iowa so
temperatures will vary drastically .
Iowa eh? Better you than me.
I'd look at the back of the Rustoleum can and call the 1-800 number
there and ask those guys what they think. And next time, I'd use
exterior acrylic latex paint - it's maide for houses, that spend year
round out in the weather, wherever they may be. Painted a Tiki with
some, and it looked great. It sat at the end of my drive, up untill it
got knocked over, and that busted ll up, because bugs had eaten all the
inside. I've still got a few pieces laying around somewhere, and the
solors still look good.
Bugrit. Millennium hand AND shrimp.
On Thu, 25 Jan 2007 19:56:36 -0600, " Hilltop Cycle ATV"
I did a sign for my community theater back in the seventies. The plywood blank
had three or four coats of white Rustoleum brushed on. Then an artist friend
did the lettering. I have no idea what she used, but would venture to guess
some kind of acrylic.
The sign was then sprayed with several coats of Krylon (I think) clear acrylic
spray. Although the sign yellowed with age, it was not repainted until some
time in the mid-nineties.
This was in southeastern Pennsylvania where the weather can run from zero in
the winter to the high nineties in the summer with humidity ranging from 50 to
100%. The sign was also hanging in the direct sun for most of the day.
Well first off the Rustoleum is designed to cover rusted metal. Any clear
coat the manufacturer permits should extend the life.
Next time however maximize your sign life by using sign paint. This stuff
is thick and heavy with pigment (and lead, for industrial use only) See
If you are not part of the solution, you are not dissolved in the solvent.
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