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Painting A Pond

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#1 Ryan-w

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 02:03 PM

Is it ok to paint a pond? I have a huge concreet pond im planning on emptying out and redoing. Id love to do it a light sandstone colour and was thinking of using that roll on render look paint.
Will that be harmful to the fish?
I was planning on emptying the pond this weekend and moving the koi into a splash pool while i let the pond dry out scrub it down then probably paint the week after and move the fish back after that?

The pond is an L shape a little over 1m deep the whole way and probably about 4m one way and 3m the other

#2 Buccal

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 08:16 PM

Wouldn't do it mate,,,, the stuff your talking about is Dulux Acra which is used for texture coat or rolled on with a loop roller for that commercial stipple effect (coarse reversed orange peel effect).
Not many products at all are going to stick and stay,,, unless the products are water proofing membranes or pond sealers.
Not to mention unknown toxicity.

I'm pretty certain that there are pond sealer paints similar to what your chasing.
Go to bunnings and if they don't have something like you want,,, write down all brand names of pond sealers and contact manufacturers and I'm sure you'll get steered in the right direction.

#3 shayne

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 08:20 PM

Nothing to add except 4x3x1 i have pond envy! :)

#4 Ryan-w

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 08:43 PM

I have seen a pond sealer there. Was hoping that i could get away with out it as ill probably need a hell of allot of it and its 70 for 4 lt lol. Probably end up doing that tho. Atleast i know its right

#5 ice

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 06:57 AM

The crommelins pond sealer from bunnings is good stuff, just make sure you prep the surface properly. Pretty sure they do it in the colour your after too!




#6 Riggers

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 07:23 AM

Yup the cromellins pond sealant is a ripper of a sealer. Works great and they have sandstone, black, blue and grey. Honestly I wouldn't bother with anything else :)
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#7 Ryan-w

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 07:46 AM

Yeah thats the one i was looking at. Might turn into an expencive ordeal lol

#8 dicky7

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 08:03 AM

just keep in mind  the old saying ... anything worth doing  is .. worth doing properly

#9 Buccal

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 10:29 AM

Things aren't always what they seem.

A cheaper alternative that lasts half the time as a something a little more expensive is not really cheaper is it..... :)

#10 Ryan-w

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 08:27 PM

Yeah. Just didnt need to seal the pond just wanted to lighten it up.

#11 Buccal

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 10:14 PM

Yes but it wouldn't last,,,,, as you've already likely gathered the assumption, another pond sealer but in your best matched color choice.

Actually,,,, many years ago at water garden world in Gwelup sold by the meter something like pond liner but it wasn't, it was actually like a sandy colored silicon matting with river gravel impregnated in it and was quite mouldable and bendable.
But I don't think it goes up the pond sides, just around the bottom.

Depending on the way the pond is built, it may or not be suited to possibly using a liner, (dont be scared, it's easy done if the circumstance allows).
Actual swimming pool liners are fine, and come in some pretty earthy colors.
It has a agent in the liner that stops algae growing on its surface.
It's fine for fish, but not fry, as fry developmental growth is effected,,,, though I thought its because maybe eggs of koi are getting layed on the liner surface which is a algae repeller, so it must be residual transference into egg.

But the liner is ok part comes from Allan Bennett,,, Aussie Koi, which has used it himself on his own show fish pond. (massive).
And I've see it, so it looked like it was fairly aged, so no negative impacts to that date, 10 years ago hah ha,,, his pond with koi are still all just the same I was told.

#12 In between tanks

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 07:01 PM

It will look good but the algae will go over it then there would be patches on it it looks real bad but this goes with all light coloured ponds

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