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muppet
Jul 10, 2013 6:20 PM CST
i have a wonderful big old bird bath but it won't hold water because the finish is all gone inside - what can i use to refinish it and it won't harm the birds? it sits in the hot sun, and i don't want anything to leech into the water -
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Claudia
Jul 10, 2013 6:29 PM CST
What material is your bath made out of?
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muppet
Jul 10, 2013 7:59 PM CST
it is s light.smooth surface, but i believe that it is cement -
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 10, 2013 8:06 PM CST
I have used a product called Stick and Seal by Loctite. (Lowe's etc) on my bird bath cracks. It is a tube of rubbery stuff that seals out water, or in this case, seals in water. I know this is safe for birds because I use it to make things for my parrots. You might have to reapply it. It seems to shrink and dry out when left open to air.
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eclayne
Jul 11, 2013 3:13 AM CST

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Hi muppet, would you mind posting a photograph?
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woofie
Jul 11, 2013 2:01 PM CST
We used fiberglass resin to seal the cracks in my fountain, but I don't know if that would work on concrete.
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