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Old 09-16-2018, 03:59 AM
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Good Morning All,
I'm in the beginning steps of making a barn quilt. (24" x 24")I read several articles on line. First primer coat is exterior latex house paint. Any suggestions getting paint in the small cans for the colors of the block and kind of paint.

Once it is all painted, what do you use for a sealer? My block will be facing west and will get the hot afternoon sun and it may fade after time. Any and all suggestions are welcome. Do you use the primer on the back of the wood?

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I used two coats of primer, 2 coats of each colored paint, and followed when thourghly dry with two coats of clear exterior sealer.

With the sealer, it doesn't matter which type of paint you use. I've made a lot of them so have always gotten my paints in the 'sample' size at paint stores, I think they are pints. If i were only going to make one I'd buy the colors in the small craft paints, other wise you'll have leftovers for the primer and sealer I used real paint brushes, but the smaller blocks I used the small foam brushes. and stored them in snack baggies until I was finished with them.
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If using raw wood you have to prime it first or if the wood has been painted but the original paint is in bad shape. Exterior latex will just soak in and won't be stabilized enough to hold the next layers of paint. I tried to tell my husband this about 20 years ago. We were painting some cedar siding. After putting 4 coats of exterior paint on the building, he gave in and primed it. Then it only needed one coat of primer to finish the process. That was a very expensive paint job. "smile" There are some paints now that have the primer and final finish in a one coat paint. I haven't tried it so don't know how good it is.

Kalamaquilts…..that is beautiful. You are sew talented.
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Thank you for your input. So very cool as those are also my colors. Looking forward to getting started.
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Kalamaquilts, your block is so beautiful. Did you design it yourself? I want a barn quilt but can't decide on the pattern, yours is outstanding.
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Great barn quilt. I've got to make one of those!
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I'm planning on making one this winter, so thanks for the suggestions! Awesome barn quilt, Kalamaquilts!
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We made one at a retreat.we did not retreat the wood, but used acrylic paint in a tube. No watering colors. We did not deal them however.
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Sorry about the spelling. We did not prime the wood or seal the painted ones. Colors were bright.
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What a beautiful barn quilt. Here in E. TN. these decorations are very popular and there was, at one time, maps to find them.
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