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Hi there my name is Alan Hatch I have been creating Yard Art all of my life. My website is dedicated to helping you achieve the most creative yard you can imagine. Let's Create Amazing Together

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  • DIY Plywood crafts Holiday Yard Art Decorations

    It is always frustrating when you spend this amount of time working your yard art and then realizing that it didn't work or that later down the road they start to peel as you said. a couple of things. first only sand a little bit. you don't want it completely sanded except for the areas where you cut. This makes it so the paint adheres to the wood good. Second always prime the piece. I use two or three coats of primer per piece front back and around the cut edges. Don't use latex paint. latex has the issue of peeling. If you are going to use a paint acrylic paint is best. But if your going to use a different form of paint oil is the way to go although this would be expensive. once you are done seal it with a non yellowing sealer. use three coats or more to get the desired effect and pro...see more »It is always frustrating when you spend this amount of time working your yard art and then realizing that it didn't work or that later down the road they start to peel as you said. a couple of things. first only sand a little bit. you don't want it completely sanded except for the areas where you cut. This makes it so the paint adheres to the wood good. Second always prime the piece. I use two or three coats of primer per piece front back and around the cut edges. Don't use latex paint. latex has the issue of peeling. If you are going to use a paint acrylic paint is best. But if your going to use a different form of paint oil is the way to go although this would be expensive. once you are done seal it with a non yellowing sealer. use three coats or more to get the desired effect and protection. do not use thin wood as well when you put something outside you want a nice thick piece of wood at least 1/2 to 3/4 inch or more good luck and if I can be of service any more let me know

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