sassie60(Z4 ON)June 21, 2006

I have been using Varathane, Spar Varnishes, on the outside of my gourds. They work well but one person told me that they have quite an odour. Does anyone have an odourless good product that they use on the outside of their gourds?

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Lillie1441(b3 TX)

I use Minwax Polycrylic sealer on mine.Have had no problems with it.I usually try to put at least 3 coats on.It is water based and brushes clean up with water.I use it on the birdhouses that are hung outside also and have had no problems.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2006 at 1:40AM
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sassie60(Z4 ON)

Thanks for the info Lillie. I'll have to give it a try.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2006 at 3:17PM
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Nonnie_GA(7b GA)

Most finishes do have an odor but that should mellow out in a few hours. If you need a finish for outside birdhouses try Helmsman Spar Varnish.Lots of stores carry it - Walmart, Home Depot, etc. If you are using it for indoors I like a really heavy gloss finish (makes it look kinda like ceramic) I use FolkArt HiGloss Finish, spray on.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2006 at 12:21AM
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Like Lillie 1441, I use Minwax Polycrylic on my inside pieces. I have found that it doesn't turn the whites in my paintings yellow. And, yes, the water clean up is great.
For outside work I use the Sparurathane. Although you get a strong odor in the beginning...the smell does fade away pretty quick.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 10:02AM
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