RE: [gardeners] Bird bath

Donna Dawson (
Thu, 15 Jun 2000 21:21:59 -0600

Hi George...when we put our concrete pond in 9 years ago...all we did when
the concrete had dried and cured was wash it out with a combination of
vinegar and water...did this a few times initially, but have done nothing
since...never painted it, just left it the concrete way...and you did get a

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of George Shirley
Sent: June 15, 2000 8:27 PM
To: Gardeners List
Subject: [gardeners] Bird bath

Just got a concrete birdbath from a friends son. The son works at a concrete
place that makes steps, curb stops, etc. He told me they had a large
and I could get one for 40 bux. Since even the little ones around here are
nearly that much I told him yeah and gave him the money. He delivered it
afternoon. Took 4 of us just to get the base out of his truck, figured the
weighs about 150 lbs. It is 14 inches in diameter at the base tapering to 10
inches at the top and has a fluted design. The bowl is 32 inches across just
the water line and another 4 inches past that. I do believe I got my moneys
worth out of this thing.

Anyone know of a non-toxic concrete paint that I can use to coat the bath