an this be mosaic-ed?

micahgroffJune 7, 2008

I have a plastic birdbath that was left by previous homeowner. I hate it as is, can it be mosaic-ed? It has rocks poured down the inside of it for weight. Would it be easier to mosaic if I filled it with cement? ( before or after)

Thank you

Micah

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chickencollecter

I'm not an expert, but plastic being a flexible material, could cause the mosaic to crack and fall off.

Be Safe, Rach

    Bookmark   June 7, 2008 at 12:11PM
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nicethyme

Rach is right, not only is there a concern for slight flex. Plastic also seems to contract and expand more than other materials, with drastic temp changes. Even some bowling balls are failing as substrates if they have a high plastic content.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2008 at 1:22PM
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meadel

Maybe you can use the Fusion paint to freshen it up. ( you can use masking tape to make decorative stripes etc.)

    Bookmark   June 7, 2008 at 3:57PM
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flagtruck

I think that you cxould paint the birdbath as others have suggested and then do gems in the bowl part with GEII. That has some flex to it and should not pop off. Or just fill the bowl with gems for a little bling. I tried using gems as a mulch around a plant a couple years ago and the birds kept stealing them and then dropping them everywhere, so fastening them down would be preferably. They love bling bling too.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2008 at 5:47PM
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chickencollecter

Especially the crows!

Be Safe, Rach

    Bookmark   June 7, 2008 at 8:55PM
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ladyronnie

I agree with all these suggestions. I just wanted to respond 'cause I love your name. Someone very dear to my heart's name is Micah :)

    Bookmark   June 7, 2008 at 11:22PM
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Calamity_J

I'd mosaic it in a heartbeat! I mosaic plastic/plexy/you name it. You could fill it up with concret to make it more sturdy but if the gravel is working, I'd leave that too! Here is a plastic light globe and wine cooler that I mosaiced...

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   June 8, 2008 at 1:04AM
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texaswild

Depends on the sturdiness of the plastic, I suppose. IF I used plastic, I'd probably use the wrap/mesh - that stuff they use for dry walls (I don't know what fiberglass mesh is yet), then a coat of concrete to ensure it doesn't flex.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2008 at 8:57AM
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squirrellycanadian

I did this birdbath a couple years ago and it's held up just fine. It's pretty sturdy plastic, not flimsy. I used marine silicone since it would have water in it. I say go for it! if you hate it as is, what the heck!

    Bookmark   June 8, 2008 at 9:24AM
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nicethyme

oh squirrelly, thats so beautiful. I can't remember ever seeing it

    Bookmark   June 8, 2008 at 10:10AM
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cindiloo

Pretty birdbath! I would have been one of those that thought it couldn't be done, but looks like it can....and beautifully!!

    Bookmark   June 8, 2008 at 1:40PM
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texaswild

Oh, WOW, SQUIRRELLY - that's FABULOUS!!!!!

    Bookmark   June 8, 2008 at 4:05PM
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texasfern

Oh heck, if it stands still, slap some sticky stuff on that puppy and mosaic it!
Great birdbath Squirrelly!

    Bookmark   June 8, 2008 at 6:17PM
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shrty411

Love that squirrley!!

    Bookmark   June 8, 2008 at 8:48PM
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shellybelly26

thats too funny (slap some sticky stuff on it and mosaic it LOL

    Bookmark   June 10, 2008 at 8:02PM
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