Water proofing a printed paper

Abid Raza Toronto Canada

I want to print something from my printer on an ordinary printing paper, glue this paper on a plastic or wooden board and then spray it with some transparent material so that rain can't damage the printing. I also want it to be sun proof so that prolonged sun exposure will not fade the printing. thanks

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Jim Mat

There are sprays available, do you have a question, or are you letting us know what you are doing?

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Abid Raza Toronto Canada

No I am not telling anything , I am asking which spray I can use to make printed paper waterproof. I want to post an ad outside. or perhaps water proof papers is another option, what is the best option. thanks

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Jim Mat

I do not know of a spray to make paper waterproof, there are sprays to make paper moisture resistant. Waterproofing paper is difficult. Clear contact paper maybe more water resistant than sprays. There are clear contact papers with uv available.

Your local hardware store, that sells spray paint should be able to help you, if you want a moisture resistant uv spray. Krylon is a brand available is the US. If you know how to use Google, search for "moisture uv resistant spray".

If you want to place/post an ad outdoors in the weather I recommend using "paper" designed for that purpose. That paper is a speciality item, I suggest contacting your local printer. In the US, there are businesses that print advertisements for outside use. If you have a local backpacking store, ask if they sell things to make topo (topography) maps water resistant. Additionally, an office supply store sells sleeves that may work.

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