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What type of paint do I use for a bird bath?

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Painting a concrete bird bath requires a concrete sealer, oil-based masonry primer and masonry paint. The primer and paint can be applied with a standard bristle brush. Spray cans of primer and paint can also be used as an alternative to brushing.

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Clean the bird bath with soap and water to remove dirt and debris. Next, apply a concrete sealer to the birdbath to prepare the surface for the primer coat. Once dry, apply the oil-based primer either by brush or spray can. After the primer is dry, apply the first coat of paint. A second coat of paint is recommended. Allow each coat to dry completely before starting on the next coat.

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