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Forum topic by Jerrymaxx posted 04-16-2011 03:33 PM 4771 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jerrymaxx

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04-16-2011 03:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: paint whirligig woodworking arts and crafts question

Good Morning Everyone….............

We have several plans for Whirligigs and every one of the plans say to use EXTERIOR Acrylic Latex Primer and Paint. We want to purchase pints, but unfortunately nobody carries pints….........only quarts. I am wondering if we could use INTERIOR paints and then cover with an exterior sealer. Any suggestions and help is appreciated.

Thanks

Jerry


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Lee Barker

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#1 posted 04-16-2011 03:50 PM

The wood will seasonally expand and contract (and contrary to many, it does not “breathe”), so the only clear finish that would be recommended is spar varnish. I think you’d do better with exterior paint.

“used paint” is a good humor line, but it applies here. Do you have a Habitat ReStore nearby? Good source of paint, usually a buck a quart, sometimes partial, sometimes full.

Next suggestion would be Craigslist. Ask for free.

Paint stores these days carry pints and smaller “sample size” containers.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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489tad

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#2 posted 04-16-2011 03:52 PM

I could be wrong but I think Rustoleum sells in small cans. If not give a exterior sealer a try.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 04-18-2011 06:52 AM

I’ve good luck with spray paints and the Deco Art craft paints for outdoor crafty items.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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Jerrymaxx

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#4 posted 04-24-2011 06:12 PM

Thanks so much for everyone’s help. For the first project I made a flying pig whirligig and my wife painted it with Patio Paints by decoart. They are great, but way too expensive because they only come in 2oz bottles. We have decided to use regular acrylic paints for future projects and then seal them with Spar Varnish. I use Spar Varnish on my Adirondack furniture and it holds up great. Thanks again for all the ideas. Now my next question for all of you is:

I purchased a “parts kit” for the pig, but would rather just get my own parts in the future so I can buy in bulk, make it bulk or whatever. I have checked every hardware store and home improvement store and nobody really has all I need. Is there a special place ya’ll buy your hardware for the whirligigs or do you make them? If you make…...............and ideas as to where I can get patterns, at least for the hubs, etc…..would be great.

Jerry

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 04-24-2011 06:18 PM

I am using exterior paints by Rustoleom… acrylic… small cans… @ HD… cost me about $50 for 5 cans!

Oh, and remember… they can be mixed to form other colors! Helps a lot!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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lew50

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#6 posted 07-05-2018 02:22 AM

H , All
Im new here had a question
Is popular wood good for whirigig blades. ?

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 07-05-2018 03:28 AM


H , All
Im new here had a question
Is popular wood good for whirigig blades. ?

- lew50

Hi Lew!

Welcome to LumberJocks!! Glad you finally decided to POST… after 2,444 days! LOL

Yes, I think Poplar is a good all around wood for just about everything!
Of course, you could use Maple (soft) for stuff that’s going to take a beating… White Oak stands-up too…

What kind of whirlygigs are you going to make?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#8 posted 07-05-2018 01:57 PM

Check your local paint stores for returns…you might find some exterior quarts on the cheap.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#9 posted 07-05-2018 02:13 PM

Here are two that I made. The plane one is made with cedar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z71-qza59GE

-- earthartandfoods.com

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mahdee

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#10 posted 07-05-2018 02:14 PM

For some reason the second link wont show on the first post:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDDkjvlzvHs

-- earthartandfoods.com

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Joe Lyddon

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#11 posted 07-05-2018 05:41 PM



For some reason the second link wont show on the first post:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDDkjvlzvHs

- mahdee

What is with the Veggie Hunt? I got dizzy looking the ground all the time… although a nice bunch of herbs & veggies were collected, we never got to see the salad that was made from them! (LOL)

The first & third videos were good whirligig videos… GOOD JOB!!

The link from the first Posting was good too… Really COOL whirligig…

Thank you…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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