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Plastic Birdbath

Posted by PlantaAmare NE (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 17, 14 at 17:49

I've had this cheap plastic birdbath for years now and a few days ago decided to give it some life. In the heat of the moment I bought stone textured spray paint and made it look much better. But after more research, which I should have done in the first place, I found that petroleum based spray paints can harm birds. Is there anyway I can put a clear non-toxic sealer in the bowl or is the only choice to strip it back down to the plastic?

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RE: Plastic Birdbath

How about setting another low bowl in side of it and putting the water in that.? Clear glass would look pretty or even saucer of a plant pot.
I'm pretty sure there are sealers that don't harm birds, but I don't know.

RE: Plastic Birdbath

Ah, I hadn't even thought of that. Will definitely keep that in mind, thanks!

RE: Plastic Birdbath

Hypertufa leaves used as bird baths are sometimes sprayed with paint but then coated with clear acrylic. I hope the acrylic spray is enough to protect the birds because I have made 3 of them.

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