How to Paint a Concrete Fish Pond

What You'll Need
Vacuum cleaner
Liquid soap
Warm water
Scrub brush
Concrete sealer
Non-toxic concrete paint
Paint brush
Paint roller
Breathing mask
Rubber gloves

A concrete fish pond can be a great tool with which to beautify your outdoor garden. However, if you find regular concrete to be a little dull, you may want to consider painting your concrete fish pond.

Step 1 - Clean the Pond

You'll need to make sure your concrete fish pond is spotless before beginning the paint job. Start by using a vacuum cleaner or wet/dry vac to remove any dust deposits from the pond. Next, use a scrub brush or wire brush to vigorously scrub the pond with a mixture of warm water and liquid soap. Once you're finished, rinse the pond with a garden hose.

Step 2 - Apply Your Sealer

Beginning with the pond's exterior, use a paint brush or paint roller to apply your concrete sealer in broad, even strokes. When working with sealer, it is recommended that you don a paper breathing mask and a pair of protective gloves to protect yourself from fumes and skin irritation.

Step 3 - Paint the Pond

Once your sealer has been given ample time to dry, use a paint brush or paint roller to apply your non-toxic concrete paint in the exact same fashion. After your initial coat has been applied, allow it to fully dry before proceeding to add any additional coats.