What kind of paint and technique to use on an outdoor resin fountain

Terri Holmes
by Terri Holmes
I would like to go with a dark almost black Tuscan look. Can you help?
Thanks so much
Mrs Holmes
  9 answers
  • Lagree Wyndham Lagree Wyndham on Apr 06, 2015
    Not sure if this will help or not, but when redoing a fountain to look like antiqued bronze ( it was very black with a bronze color peaking through here and there. I painted a brown Latex(chicken **** brown) looks horrible, then went over it with a latex black and clear oil base concrete sealer mixed together, about half and half...Its messy to do but looks great. It will last a few years befor you have to do it again...the more sun exposure the quicker the finish will fail.
  • Karen T Karen T on Apr 07, 2015
    I've tried them all. Rustoleum 2X will cover plus endure even the heat of Florida. The colour pallet is limited, so you would need to use 2 or 3 colours then lightly sand back to the darker colour (fox example a terra cotta) to achieve the Tuscan look. My experience is however nothing will stand up permanently to being under water. Have you considered turning your fountain into a succulent planter? then you could paint the fountain the way you desire, Tuscany, but not have to deal with paint exposed constantly to babbling water.
  • Terry Terry on Apr 07, 2015
    I have a resin fountain and used a spray paint that looks like stone that I found at Ace Hardware. Good luck Terry
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    • Terry Terry on Apr 08, 2015
      Karen, I would call oe email the paint co. And tell them the problem. Maybe there is a base coat of something you need to use first. Terry
  • Repurpose Diva Repurpose Diva on Apr 07, 2015
    I've used patio paint on resin and concrete fountains. I usually use two colors, woodland brown and charcoal black. Start with brown since the black is intense. You can always water down the paint to spread a different color dimension. I have to re-paint every 4-5 years due to the exposure in the Florida sun.
  • Shell Wilson Shell Wilson on Apr 08, 2015
    I'd use a high heat paint or honestly try chalkboard paint - any antiquing color to be applied underneath (buffing off CB paint in spots) - and the stone it series is an awesome choice too! so many possibilities
  • Biteofreality Biteofreality on Apr 14, 2016
    Hi , I have this same fountain and am just wondering if you found anything that works ? I would like to find a finish similar to the original finish ?
  • Karen Larue Karen Larue on Mar 02, 2020

    I realize this an old post but I picked up one of these at a shop in town. There was no pump. I’ve gotten one but where does it go? There doesn’t seem to be an opening to insert it anywhere .


  • Shannon Cavenaugh self Shannon Cavenaugh self on Jun 09, 2021

    I have this too and love it. I bought it used. Did anyone buy it new? I am just letting the natural patina remain.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jul 19, 2021

    Hi, They sell many stone look spray paints in DIY's