[Homestead] My ferrocement birdbath
genegerue at ruralize.com
Wed Oct 8 12:55:48 EDT 2008
On Oct 8, 2008, at 10:31 AM, EarthNSky wrote:
> Thanks! I like it, too!
> It is painted. I made two different color washes with acrylic paint
> a base color-just mixing paint until I got what I liked. Then I
> the veins, and then went back with a different green and some blue
> highlights. Finally, the whole thing was sealed with, of all things,
> Thompson's Water Seal so that it will hold water. It looks ceramic,
> doesn't it? Two of my friends sealed theirs with polyurethane and
> theirs look glossy and very pretty, but I wanted some UV protection
> so I
> went with Thompson's. Because mine is not as glossy, it looks
> I took a picture of it this morning with water in it...we have a nice
> shower going. It's working like a charm and has already been
> by my resident cardinal pair.
Let us know how the color and sealant age. I do ferrocement and I am
always on the lookout for permanent coloration. Haven't found it yet.
Finely ground minerals seem best but they also fade.
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