The materials that make up a barn quilt.
We use composite aluminum sheets
for our barn quilt blocks.
Initially we used 4' X 8' sheets of exterior plywood for our barn quilt blocks. After some research and advice from the Boonslick, MO Barn quilt trail and others, we decided to make a change to 4' X 8' composite aluminum sheets. The aluminum is already painted when we get it which is a huge benefit. It is designed for the sign industry and is extremely durable. It is significantly lighter and at only 3 millimeters thick, it is much thinner and easier to handle than plywood. One person can easily handle a sheet of the aluminum. There are really no negatives with this product.
Our trail uses PPG PITT tech industrial acrylic enamel paint.
We want our barn quilts to last, so we put a lot of time and research into finding the very best paint product to use. We talked to a lot of people, other barn quilt trails and have
spoken to representatives at different paint companies. After careful consideration we decided to use the PPG product
and thus far we are well pleased with our choice. It
comes in several colors that can be tinted to any
shade you want and has proven to be easy to