Asked on Jul 20, 2019

Can you recommend a non-toxic sealer for bird baths?

Lisa S.Celia Jennings BoltonKelli L. Milligan


5 answers
  • Polyurethane comes in a spray

  • Mogie
    on Jul 21, 2019

    Here is a site where a lady used Rusteolum triple thick glaze in a spray can to seal her mini bird bath. Just scroll down to get to the bird bath.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Jul 21, 2019

    Oil based poly does. Put on at least 3 coats.

  • Celia Jennings Bolton
    on Jul 21, 2019

    Rather than take any chance that a sealer will be non-toxic to birds, I seal with whatever is appropriate for the material the bird bath is made of and then put a shallow glass/pyrex dish in the bowl of the bird bath. It's easy to take out & clean & no worry about toxicity. Be careful what kind of dish you use. Never use a clay flower pot saucer, & I'd be concerned about anything glazed, maybe even some plastics because of where they may gave been made. Right now, the only thing I could find to fit just right is a deviled egg serving dish. Besides the water, a little bird seed can be put in some of the egg sections around the outside.

  • Lisa S.
    on Jul 23, 2019

    Concrete birdbaths do not require a sealer.

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