In this post, I’m going to give you a rundown of the painted concrete statue sealer that I use today. You apply it over your acrylic/latex paint. I use a brush to do it, I guess you can use a sprayer, I never tried it with a sprayer so I can’t say how well that would work. Just pour a little bit in a bowl and use a chip brush like these from Amazon, and apply it. In this line of work, a chip brush is your best friend!
Acrylic Paint Sealer
There are 2 different ways you can seal your topcoat of paint. You can use a spray sealer or a brush on sealer. As far as a spray on sealer, I use the Krylon clear enamel spray. The clear gloss spray will add a shiny coat over the top of your paint and help protect your paint on the statue. Use it outside as it does have a strong smell. Here is what I use. Krylon Colormaster Crystal Clear Gloss Spray (Link will take you to Amazon).
If you’re looking for a spray on sealer that doesn’t have a strong smell and that won’t blow you up if you’re a smoker or near a fire, I recommend trying the spray sealer from Rainguard. It’s water-based and non-toxic and it has a no cancer-causing formula (always a plus). You can check it out on Amazon, Rainguard Paint Sealer
Brush On Painted Concrete Sealer
I recommend Rainguard acrylic paint sealer. This is a high performance modified silicone sealer that will handle several different surfaces in a variety of situations. It works great for birdbathes. It can be found on Amazon here, Rainguard 1 Gallon Premium Paint Sealer Here is a little bit more detail about the spray and brush on sealer.
This technology creates what is known as a hydrophobic barrier around the surface, which prevents it from being affected by several different weather conditions. Rain, snow, sleet, or even the sweltering summer sun won’t affect this amazing product.
Extremely Easy Clean Up
This is one of the things that really make Rainguard Paint Sealer so special. The formula was specifically designed to be soluble with soap and water. It doesn’t matter if you get the sealer on your face, stomach, or legs, you can simply use soap and water to remove the excess material within a matter of minutes. This makes clean up so much easier.
Low Odor And Low Voc
This sealer comes equipped with a special formula that contains a low voc and odor. The formula will not harm people or pets or your plants. Even after it was just applied it is safe to be around.
High Gloss Sealer
If you want to add a “shine” to your statue, I recommend RainGuard High Gloss Sealer ( Link To Amazon) It will add a shiny overcoat to your painted statue. Apply 2 thin coats and you should be set to go. I don’t recommend using this on the inside of a birdbath lid. But for everything else you should be fine. Just as long as there is no standing water, like with a birdbath lid.
Putting sealer over top your painted statue will help the paint last longer, plus it’ll give you peace of mind that your paint will hold up. In the end, that’s what you want, a great looking concrete lawn ornament that will last. One last tip, never put sealer on the bottom of your concrete statue, that way the concrete can “breath”.