Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 62
Rated 5 out of 5Â by no11 magical
Non-toxic, extremely durable and SAFE. Very easy to use. JUST FOLLOW DIRECTIONS.
October 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by adele0283 Love the way this seals
I got several of these in different colors to use on my outdoor bird baths and water features. It was easy to mix and I could make as much as I needed at a time, so there was little waste. It looks like it was factory done. A beautiful finish to fill in small cracks and uneven surfaces. It dries quickly and has a nice high gloss. I love this product and would recommend to anyone. The birdbaths I did last fall are still beautiful. The epoxied items were outside all winter without any problems. No chips, no cracks, and still holding water. Also the colors did not fade at all. Even the ones that are in the sun most of the day held up remarkably well. This white one is really bright. I hope it lasts as nicely as the colored I got last fall.
July 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Autobroker Great water protection
I own rental properties and I have a big problem with rust on our evaporative cooling systems. I thought I'd give Pond Shield a shot at protecting it.
The kit is pretty straight forward. It comes with two one quart cans of product, a depth gauge and instructions. The cans have a really neat plastic seal to protect against leakage in transit - a nice touch.
I poured out about 1/2 of each container and mixed it together with some isopropyl alcohol (91%). This stuff is thick and sticky! I then poured the mix into the bottom of the water tray and spread it up the side with a Bondo spreader. I got some on my hands - sticky stuff. It also smells pretty strong too, but I didn't use a mask and I was outdoors. I was able to cover the entire bottom of the tray and I let it dry for a couple hours. I came back to inspect it and I noticed there were spots I had to mix more of the Pond Shield and cover up the spots. I think they were from air bubbles - I may have been too vigorous in my mixing.
It looks really good and the finish is strong. I think it will do a great job protecting my evap cooler. I have enough to do the other evap cooler at the house and I'll need to get some more for the last unit. Next time I'll wear gloves!
I'm wondering if this could be used for a bath tub refinishing project. I think the tough part will be getting the old surface scuffed, so the Pond Shield will hold.
This product is very good at protecting against water damage and I'll use it when I'm working on other projects. I also noticed that it comes in other colors too - a nice touch.
December 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by pmike Great waterproofing.
I'm no stranger to Pond Shield. Whenever I have a project or a maintenance issue that requires waterproofing, I look to Pond Shield first. Because it's a coating, and because it waterproofs, and because it works, it's very versatile. As with all epoxies, it's not as easy as popping the lid off a quart of latex paint and slapping a coat on your project. But with its waterproofing properties, its worth the hassle of mixing the two parts and spreading it quickly before it sets up. I have use plastic spatulas, cheap brushes, and cheap roller covers to apply this coating. No point in trying to clean these items, just chunk them in the trash. The white color is bright and worked very well for my project.
My two issues with Pond Shield are: 1) The coverage and 2) The cost. The coverage is always less than what is claimed to get the required coverage and thickness. The initial cost is considerable and compounded by the lack of coverage. I think over $300 per gallon is a bit steep, but when you factor in less than stated coverage and waste (which I minimize), the cost goes up considerably. But this is a great product and I will continue to use it for specialty projects. This could be exactly what you need for your project. We just need to keep the size of our projects within budget, and that's where the cost of Pond Shield can hurt us.
August 1, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by MarilynB Not as easy as it seemed
This pond shield appeared to be a simple fix for my concrete birdbath that had developed some hairline cracks over the years. The video made it seem quicker and easier than it actually was for me. For concrete, you need to purchase muriatic acid to etch it first, and you need to purchase denatured alcohol for mixing the epoxy. The mixing formula differs, depending on whether the surface is smooth or rough. For smooth surface, mix equal parts of A and B. If your surface is rough, mix 2 parts of A with 1 part of B.
I planned to use the smooth mixture for my smooth birdbath. When I finally got it prepared, I mixed the parts as instructed, then realized that the smooth surface mixture was only for when you are using a squeegee - meaning I had to remix using the rough surface instruction which had double the amount of part A. I brushed it on, but had a difficult time trying to get the whole surface at the proper depth of 10 mils and had to stop and make more because I wasn't fast enough to finish before it started to get difficult to spread. The kit includes 2 gauges printed on plastic and the depth of the black line is the 10 mil mark.
This coating appears to be effective, but I realized that this kind of project was not for me. Perhaps if I had more practice, the job would have been easier. For an amateur like me, it was not worth the time and effort that I put into something as inexpensive as a birdbath that did not turn out pretty. If I had to recoat something larger, as a pool, I would have to hire a professional to do it.
January 6, 2014