Garden Art forum: sealer for outdoor painted wood?

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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Mar 7, 2018 5:07 PM CST
Does anyone have experience with urethane or some other type of clear sealer for wood that is painted and outdoors? Especially so that the white does not turn yellow.
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Name: Frenchy
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Frenchy21
Apr 16, 2018 7:40 PM CST
So would this sealer be good to use on painted wooden birdhouses or would it be too toxic?
Name: Vicki
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vic
Apr 17, 2018 4:00 AM CST

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I accidently posted the wrong photo *Blush* *Blush* which I'm going to delete after I post this - I am so sorry.

This is what we used on our door and also our outdoor swing.


Thumb of 2018-04-17/vic/e708af

I'm thinking once it's dry, it "should" be ok for birdhouses. Unless the birds/animals started eating the wood, it should be ok.

Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
Vegetable Grower Birds Region: United States of America
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gardenglassgems
Apr 17, 2018 8:05 PM CST
Thanks Vic. I appreciate you making the change. I decided to put nothing but exterior paint on my pallets but my brother is looking for a finish coat that won't yellow from the sun. Crossing Fingers!
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Apr 17, 2018 9:19 PM CST
Some people like to do a topcoat on the type of mosaics I make, but I've never found a clear coat that will last and not turn yellow and peel. It can ruin all of your work when that happens.

This same thing is a problem with resins. Pouring resin over a mosaic or a colllage seems like a great idea, but the current resins all scratch, yellow and sometimes end up peeling.
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Apr 18, 2018 4:54 AM CST

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The Sikkens does not yellow Thumbs up

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