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    Barn quilt suggestion needed

    I would like to paint a barn quilt on the side of my DH's shop. He removed a huge window, about 6' x 5', from his shop last summer and now it is just unpainted plywood- waiting to be a barn quilt. What do I do to protect the wood from weather and sun, (and snow and ice LOL)? Any suggestions on the type of paint to use? Oil base I assume. I am looking forward to designing it and choosing the colors- that's the fun part.
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    With that uneven area to work with I would suggest doing a quilt rather than a quilt block. 60x72 you can use 12 inch blocks and make it a 4x5 layout and still have a border. Since the area is down low where you can see it closer that might be an option. Just my 2 cents worth!

    Yes, probably oil based paint and layers of external poly to seal it good.
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    A good quality primer (two coats), and a good quality oil based paint. I'd check to see what the best external poly is that doesn't yellow.....many of them DO yellow....

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    Use a good oil base primer then topcoat with latex exterior paint. If you want to use a poly, use spar varnish, it's made for outdoor use.

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    First square your design for the block, like 5x5, then have at it......probably good marine sealer would be good......

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    Pictures along the way and when it is finished, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter1 View Post
    I would like to paint a barn quilt on the side of my DH's shop. He removed a huge window, about 6' x 5', from his shop last summer and now it is just unpainted plywood- waiting to be a barn quilt. What do I do to protect the wood from weather and sun, (and snow and ice LOL)? Any suggestions on the type of paint to use? Oil base I assume. I am looking forward to designing it and choosing the colors- that's the fun part.
    First off, I would go to Quilter's Cache and check the largest sized blocks. Then I would pick one out, graph out how big you want it and measure from there. I used a piece of 1" wood, cut into a 12x12. I drew out the pattern on the board, used craft paint and when I had given it two coats I let it sit for a couple of days and then sprayed polyurethane - a couple of coats, made it water proof and hung it over the garage door. Has been there for about four years now. I did a star pattern which looks really neat on a barn quilt. Then everyone knows what my hobby is and adds to the garage too. They are fun to do - enjoy it. Edie
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    I did 6 - 4x4' for the side of our barn. I think one block is probably the best way to go. But I am not sure there is anything out there that will protect it from the elements. Mine were hung 3 1/2 years ago and all need to be taken
    down and repainted. I didn't paint them onto the barn, I used Marine plywood, used a primer, painted with outdoor house paint then used a sealer, 2 or 3 coats . Good luck ! ! They really fun to do.

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