POND SHIELD EPOXY APPLICATION
Applying Pond Shield couldn't be easier! If you've ever painted with a roller or a brush, then you know there's not much effort involved. Our epoxy pond sealer has some major advantages over other sealers. For instance, Pond Shield has been designed thicker, meaning it will hang better on your pond walls. This means that your epoxy pond sealer will not sag or run, causing inconsistencies in the over-all thickness of your sealer. Once applied at 10 mils, the sealer will cure in that state. Our epoxy sealer also comes in six standard colors and can even be ordered in custom colors!
Pond Armor's exhaustive research has also revealed that not all ponds are created equal. Construction methods, pond age, and materials of different varieties all play a part in how each pond should be sealed. Not only was our epoxy pond sealer created to be flexible in nature, but also flexible in regards to it's application. Our epoxy pond sealer can be combined with other materials such as fiberglass mat or tape for added strength in cold joints or seams; or combined with colloidal silica filler as a thickening agent for larger than hairline cracks.
Start by mixing and pouring your epoxy pond sealer right into your pond. Use a rubber squeegee to spread the epoxy from one point to another and then a roller (on a extension handle if needed) to apply a smooth surface. Use the gauge sent with your order to check from time to time to make sure you are applying the sealer evenly at 10 mils throughout the process. Uneven or rough surfaces may use more material.
Be sure not to mix too much sealer at any given time to avoid waste in the event the material begins to harden before you finish. It's safe to say, you should mix what you know you can coat in under an hour. The pigmented versions of our epoxy pond sealer can be applied in one coat. After the sealer cures, which only takes about an hour, you can check for spots that may need to be touched up and do so at that time. Touching up your epoxy pond sealer within this time frame does not require any extra preparation to complete. It should be noted here that the epoxy should be abraded with 60-grit sandpaper only if more sealer is applied after a 24-hour period.
You can use a paint brush to cut in the epoxy sealer where a paint roller is not practical. You can also use a plastic squeegee to move it as well. Just keep the required thickness in mind as you do. Our epoxy pond sealers can also be sprayed. You'd need a spray system equivalent to a either of the systems show on our Spray Specs page. Pond Shield epoxy sealers require specific settings in order to be used with air spray systems and airless spray systems. Contact Pond Armor for details regarding these settings should you decide to spray your epoxy pond sealer.
Note: you should always use proper protective clothing and take proper safety precautions for any installation.
The 1.5 quart kit covers approximately 60 square feet.
All colors are also available in 1.5 gallon kits that cover 240 square feet at $300.00 and 3 gallon kits that cover 480 square feet at $500.00. Please call or email to order.