|Products for sealing an outdoor mural|
|From a distance|
Having excessively researched the proper way to seal an outdoor mural painted with acrylic paint on a primed concrete surface, I'm a little disappointed that the surface milked up a bit (see above photo). I applied a protective barrier made of two parts Golden Soft Gel (Gloss) to one part water. I started at the top and worked my way down. The top is fine, but the bottom, I think was warmer and caused the gloss to dry too quickly or in a way that made it dry opaque rather than clear. After two days, I sprayed on a coat of Liquitex Soluvar Gloss Varnish, and one day later, I applied a coat of Liquitex Soluvar Matte Varnish. The varnishes are indetectable by my sight, but I can feel their presence when I touch the wall. I certainly inhaled a bit of it. This was the last step in preserving my mural. I will continue to track the progress. Hopefully it will continue to look good. I'll miss that little patch of concrete and the well-wishers that surrounded me there.