Safe Paint For Bird Baths: [The Honest Truth]

Safe Paint For Bird Baths: [The Honest Truth]

The safest paint for birds is Apple Barrel. They can be found here. Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Set (link to Amazon)

Safe Paint For Bird Baths

I get a lot of questions about how to paint a concrete bird bath so that it’s safe for birds to drink the water. You paint it the same way you do your concrete statues, except for the inside of the lid, where the water sits. The inside of the lid I personally apply the base coat, which is watered down, and then paint it a second time with my base coat, then apply the top coat you want on. I always make mine a darkish blue. Base coating it twice will protect the paint better and that is how to paint a concrete bird bath. Don’t use spray paint. It’s not a safe paint for birdbaths.

Check out my detailed guide on painting cement statues, How To Paint Concrete Statues

Bird Bath Sealer

Been also asked a lot about what kind of sealer to use on bird baths. Nobody wants to poison their birds, so choosing a safe sealer to put over the top of your paint is important. I recommend a water-based sealer. I personally use this Wet Look Sealer (link to Amazon). I’ve used it for a long time and never had any problems. It also makes the bird bath stand and outside of the lid look really nice.

How To Get Birds To Use A Bird Bath

    • Ideally, a bird bath looks like a puddle of water to a bird, except the water is clean, so keeping it low to the ground will attract more birds to your bird bath.
    • Birdbath placement is also important. Place it in the shade if possible.that will discourage algae growth plus slow down the evaporation speed of the water.
    • Keep your bird bath away from shrubs or anything dense plants. Predators, like cats, will hide in there to get a free meal.
    • Clean your bird bath lid once a week and replace water in it daily to reduce diseases from spreading from bird to bird.
    • Birds are very territorial. keep distance between your bird bath and feeders. For that matter, keep space between your feeders too.
    • Put pebbles or small stones in the lid so the birds don’t slip while there bathing themselves. That will also allow butterflies to stop by and have a drink.

Conclusion

There you have it! All you need to know about how to paint a concrete birdbath plus much more. Hope this guide was helpful.

I do sell small concrete bird baths on Etsy, if you want to check them out, click the Etsy link at the top of the page or click here Etsy Shop

 

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