I had base coated a bunch of bird houses, just never finished the details. I chose an indoor/outdoor craft paint for this house. There are three coats on this house and two coats of outdoor satin finish on top of everything.
This is the other side of this bird house. My husband is going to nail it to the top of a post.
A bird house I picked up at Michaels a while back. It's painted with three coats of black and gold from the Patio Paint brand. I love this brand as the colors do not fade with the sun. Two coats of Folkart satin outdoor finish coats everything. Except the bird perch and the inside of the hole. If those are painted, the birds can't get a grip because the paint is slippery. The pattern on this bird house is from the book "Beginning Khokhloma" a style of Russian folk art. I haven't painted in a while and my hand isn't as steady and I definitely need new brushes. I soooo love to paint!