• Hometalker
  • Wadsworth, OH
Asked on Apr 27, 2017

Is it safe for the birds if I paint a cement birdbath?

Katherine AnneMindyKaren Myers


Should I only paint the outside, to be safe?
3 answers
  • Karen Myers
    on Apr 27, 2017

    If you really want to paint a birdbath, be sure you use latex paint. Oil based paints may be toxic to wildlife who drink or bathe in it.
  • Mindy
    on Apr 27, 2017

    You might want to see what type of paint they use in swimming pools.
  • Katherine Anne
    on Apr 27, 2017

    st Yes,you can paint both inside and out with non-toxic paint...use latex. As with any products you would use, you simply read the fine print for any concerns you may have....specifically about the birds that may be using your new bird bath. You could also do a mosaic with broken dish pieces or broken tiles...on the inside and seal with grout once you're finished. It would be beautiful for years. Skip any paint that is oil based. Remember you don't have to be an "artist" to do a broken tile or broken dish Mosaic, you just have to be willing to put down your first piece and then your second piece and so on. You will be surprised how beautiful it looks... as long as you are not too critical of yourself during the creating process. Good luck!
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