Birdbaths and fountains are frequently constructed out of concrete and should be treated with a concrete sealer in order to presevere their life, prevent cracking, water penetration and mold. Especially since concrete birdbaths and fountains are submerged in water a concrete sealer will help to reduce theporosity.
How to seal a concrete birdbath or fountain:
- All standing and flowing water must be draind from the birdbath and fountain prior to sealing.
- Concrete must be clean and free of previous sealers and paints.
- The birdbath and fountain must be completely dry before sealing.
- Fill in any cracks in which water may be leaking through.
- Use a penetrating concrete sealer to seal the birdbath and fountain.
Fountains and birdbaths are examples of some of the aesthetic additions that can make a difference on your abodes visual appeal. You will certainly want to protect your investment by using a penetrating concrete sealer to seal your birdbath and fountains.
Apply the penetrating concrete sealer wet-on-wet. What does wet-on-wet mean? Apply the second coat immediately after the first coat while the first coat is still wet. This can range anywhere from 1 to 10 minutes.
Let the penetrating concrete sealer fully cure for 24 hours after application before refilling the birdbath or fountain with water.
We recommend applying three to four coats of the SILOXA-TEK 8510 penetrating concrete sealer wet-on-wet. The Siloxa-Tek 8510 concrete sealer will help to reduce moisture seepage, prevent mold and mildew growth and it is the best solution to help seal a concrete fountain or birdbath.