My birdbath is 30 years old. It is made of concrete (weighs a ton) and it
leaks because it is full of pits and pock-marks. Some of these pits are 1/4
How can I refurbish this old relic? Hydraulic cement? Concrete patch? Grout?
My birds will love you. They really enjoy splashing around in there. They
even wait in line for their turn. Fun to watch.
On Monday, July 6, 2015 at 10:26:22 AM UTC-4, Walter E. wrote:
An epoxy based paint type product would probably work.
You could also get the color you want, but it's not cheap
and it may only come in gallons, etc.
They also have waterproof, acrylic based coatings for asphalt roofs,
chimney caps, etc. That might work, but IDK if it's rated for
standing water. It does come in white though, HD and similar have
it in the roofing section, online only though I think.
It sounds like fun. I have space in the shade that doesn't grow grass.
Would they like that, or would I have to put in in the sun?
If you're going to refinish, have you thought of putting in an island or
a diving board?
I don't know if it's the same thing, but they sell small quanitites of
epoxy paint in aerosol cans. Much smaller than a gallon, but one can
will still give many coats to a bird bath. I don't know if it will
work in standing water, but if it's the same as above, maybe. It comes
in appliance colors, and dries as hard as and looks as good as, the same
as the finish on an automatic washing machine. If you get white, OP,
no one will know it was meant for a refrigerator.
I used hydraulic cement to patch one for a customer . Scrub the basin out
really well with a clorox solution to get all the gunk off , and rinse well
. Apply the hydraulic cement while the basin is wet , it'll be easier to get
a decent finish .
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