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Enhancing Your Pond With Faux Stone

When I first heard of faux stone, I pictured those funny plastic rocks you get at a big box store to hide a set of keys under.  Those are great!  I mean what burglar would ever think to look under one of those babies and…
Butch
February 6, 2008
General Tips

Pond Paint Did You Just Say Pond Paint?

I am covering my ears right now.  La la la, I cannot hear you!  You can’t possibly be considering putting paint in your new pond could you?  If so, let me let you in on a few things first. Paint is defined as a substance…
Butch
January 24, 2008
General TipsWood Ponds

Building a Wooden Pond or Tank

I have seen people build wooden pond and holding tanks that looked great, only to see them leak like a sieve. For those of you that do not know what a sieve is, it is a meshed kitchen instrument used for straining liquids. You get…
Butch
January 15, 2008
General Tips

Fixing an Epoxy Blush

An epoxy blush can happen from time to time and you will know it when you see it. Basically, your epoxy finish will look milky white or in cases of the darker colors have a grayish color to the surface. This can happen because of…
Butch
January 6, 2008
General Tips

Pond Shield Application Temperature

Pond Shield will cure if applied at above 50° F. Considering that, you should keep in mind that because Pond Shield has been designed thick in order to hang properly on vertical and upside-down surfaces, it can seem a lot thicker when it is cold.…
Butch
January 5, 2008
General Tips

Removing the White Safety Ring from the Can

Pond Shield is packaged in a manner that the kit contents will not spill out during shipping or handling. The white safety rings are pressed on in our manufacturing plant and can be difficult to remove. One method of removing them is to use pliers…
Butch
January 5, 2008
General Tips

How to Use a Wet Film Thickness Gauge

Your Pond Shield epoxy kit comes with two easy to use wet film thickness gauges. Both of these gauges come printed on the same card and all you have to do is cut them out before you use them. Cut along the outside edge of…
Butch
January 3, 2008