can you seal a concrete bird bath

My yard has been busy with a lot of bird activity lately! It’s wonderful to see & hear the birds so I felt I should offer them a spa. I really needed to ‘reno’ their bathing facility. If you’re thinking the same, here’s; how to fix (resurface) a Concrete Birdbath.

What can I use as a finish?

Make sure to remove all of the loose debris. Use a wire or stiff scrub brush to remove any small particles of dirt. I like to use natural elements in my garden decor, so I’m finishing the concrete birdbath surface with rhubarb leaves, which is a quick and simple method. If you’d prefer, you can even use a plastic bowl mold or form that is more organic.

Apply the Siloxa-Tek 8510 wet-on-wet. Apply the second coat right after the first coat while the first coat is still wet. What does it mean to apply a coat “wet on wet”? This can take anywhere between one and ten minutes, depending on the humidity and temperature.

Concrete is often used to build birdbaths and fountains; therefore, to preserve their longevity and stop water seepage, cracking, and organic growth like mold and mildew, concrete sealers should be applied. Concrete sealers or coatings help to reduce porosity while preventing leaks because concrete birdbaths and fountains are submerged in water.

The Wear-Tek 4400 can be precisely colored to match any desired color and comes in a broad range of standard solid colors.

The Wear-Tek 4400 is the product to use if you want to give the birdbath or fountain a decorative sheen or if you want to completely change the color of the item. Wear-Tek 4400 is an extremely UV resistant coating that is long-lasting and won’t peel, delaminate, or yellow. It will also prevent water from penetrating through the concrete itself and make organic growth easier to clean. After curing, the coating is harmless to birds and other wildlife.

A penetrating concrete sealer will be a great option if you don’t want to alter the fountain’s or birdbath’s appearance. The longest-lasting, most effective, and deeply penetrating concrete sealer is the Siloxa-Tek 8510. Made up of nearly 100% active ingredients, it has the ability to decrease moisture seepage and stop the growth of mildew and mold. This exclusive {silane/siloxane} concrete sealer dries totally clear, and for best protection, three or four wet-on-wet coats are needed. Before adding more water to the birdbath or fountain, wait at least 24 hours for the Siloxa-Tek 8510 to completely cure. After curing, the sealer is harmless to birds and other wildlife.

Let the Concrete Birdbath Cure:

The entire bowl is covered, even though it may not look very nice. To create beautifully rounded edges that will also increase its durability, you can follow around the edges and add some of the mixture.

Once the leaves are gone, the bird bath’s surface will be fairly smooth. It can be tedious to remove the leaves. You can either soak them in water or let them dry out and fall off. Some old dentist tools work well.

I was happy with how quickly and effectively this fix was done. I’m beginning to see how well garden statues and concrete can be restored with Rapidset Cementall.

Along with creating my first standing birdbath, I also constructed a basic pedestal out of a roll of mesh and a metal colander coated in a concrete mixture that was hand-formed for sand topping. Since it is fairly well shielded from the elements and water, it has not aged.


What is a safe sealant for bird baths?

The Wear-Tek 4400 is a durable coating that will not delaminate, peel or yellow since it is extremely UV resistant. It will also make organic growth easy to clean and will keep water from seeping through the concrete itself. Once cured the coating is safe and non-toxic for wildlife and birds.

How do you stop a concrete bird bath from leaking?

The next time you scrub it clean, let it dry for at least 48 hours. Then, coat the bare concrete surface with DRYLOK® Waterproofer. The DRYLOK® will enter the pores and pinholes in the concrete, and bond to the surface to seal out water. Let it dry for one week, then add fresh water.

Can you use Flex Seal on concrete bird bath?

Flex Seal Liquid works great on cinderblocks, in particular. Whether it’s a non-bearing wall, bird bath, or any other place where cinderblocks are present, Flex Seal Liquid seeps in and seals off the material to keep your area safe, clean, and protected.

How do you finish a concrete bird bath?

First, clean and prep the birdbath by removing all dirt and debris, then rinse with water. It’s important that the concrete is completely dry before you prime and paint it. Apply a layer of latex primer to prevent moisture from getting into the concrete and help the paint stick. Once it’s dry, paint.