Pond Shield Epoxy by Pond Armor - Free Shipping!
Starts at: $64.99
Brand: Pond Armor
Designed for use on structured ponds or water features constructed of concrete, stone, block, brick, steel, aluminum, wood, Gunite, Shotcrete, rock, tile and many more surfaces.
Have you ever tried installing a flat piece of liner into a round or square pool?
It is impossible to install without creating wrinkles and folds in the liner. With Pond Armor you get all the water proofing of a liner without the wrinkles!
*Easy To Apply - No special equipment needed, just brush or roll on!
*Flexible - Pond Armor remains flexible from -78 to 140F
*Durable - Unlike other sealers, Pond Armor bonds to the substrate rather than just covering it. This leads to longer life with less repairs and maintenance.
*Beautiful - Provides a smooth, hard finish with no wrinkles or folds. Also makes surface easier to clean in the future.
No primers necessary, just prep the surface and coat with Pond Shield epoxy.
BLACK POND ARMOR PAINT 60 SQ. FT. - 1-1/2 QT. PABLK
CLEAR POND ARMOR PAINT 60 SQ. FT. 1-1/2 QT. PACLR
FOREST GREEN POND ARMOR PAINT 60 SQ. FT. 1-1/2 QT. PAGRN
GRAY POND ARMOR PAINT 60 SQ. FT. 1-1/2 QT. PAGRY
COMPETITION BLUE POND ARMOR PAINT 60 SQ. FT. 1-1/2 QT. PABLU
TAN POND ARMOR PAINT 60 SQ. FT. 1-1/2 QT. PATAN
BLACK POND ARMOR PAINT 240 SQ. FT. - 1-1/2 GAL. PABLK1.5
CLEAR POND ARMOR PAINT 240 SQ. FT. 1-1/2 GAL. PACLR1.5
FOREST GREEN POND ARMOR PAINT 240 SQ. FT. 1-1/2 GAL. PAGRN1.5
GRAY POND ARMOR PAINT 240 SQ. FT. 1-1/2 GAL. PAGRY1.5
COMPETITION BLUE POND ARMOR PAINT 240 SQ. FT. 1-1/2 GAL. PABLU1.5
TAN POND ARMOR PAINT 240 SQ. FT. 1-1/2 GAL. PATAN1.5
PondMeister Note: If you have ANY questions at all about the application of Pond Shield, please feel free to call Butch at PondArmor at 800-716-1545.
WHAT IS POND SHIELD?
Simply put, Pond Shield is a specialized non-toxic epoxy liner system designed for the pond industry. The days of needing a pond liner to complete your pond are over. If you want to create a pond with a more natural look or you'd like to build a more formal pond, without covering up all of your beautiful work with a pond liner, then our epoxy pond liner system is for you!
Our epoxy pond liner system can be used for any type of water feature. Koi ponds, waterfalls, fountains and water gardens to name a few. You'll find that our epoxy pond liner systems are non-toxic meaning they are fish and plant safe. Pond Shield is a NON-HAZMAT and costs less to ship too! For most applications, a single coat application is all is needed for proper coverage and your finished epoxy pond liner will be complete and virtually maintenance free!
Our epoxy pond liner systems offer both strength and flexibility in a coating. Flexibility and strength that is tested down to -78 F, all the way up to 140 F, our epoxy liner systems have a proven record that speaks for itself. These are epoxy pond liner systems that have been specifically designed to bond to porous or abraded materials. With a tensile bond strength that was found to be stronger than the internal strength of the concrete it was applied to, you can rest assured that your single coat of pond epoxy will stick to what you apply it to.
Over time, hairline cracks can form in mortar or grout joints as well as concrete. The last thing you need is for this to happen and then be transferred to your epoxy pond liner, causing a leak. Being flexible, our epoxy pond liner systems resists mimic cracking like this and provide you with the best protection possible in your coating. It's also possible to enhance the performance of your epoxy pond liner (in crack susceptible areas) by using it along with fiberglass mat or tape and as a filler when mixed with colloidal silica of micro fibers.
There are other coatings on the market, but what you get with our epoxy pond liner system is peace of mind. This peace of mind comes from knowing you didn't pay outrageous prices for installation of your pond coating, or from knowing you didn't have to purchase anything extra like primers or thinners for your coating. Your peace of mind will also come from knowing that once our epoxy pond liner system is applied, you only spent about $1.24 per square foot and that your new epoxy pond liner will be easy to maintain and provide you with the aesthetics you always wanted from your pond. That means, no more unsightly folds or creases. You'll have a surface that algae just wipes right off!
POND SHIELD EPOXY FAQ
So PondMeister - What works better and is easier to apply - Pond Armor or Herco by Hecht Rubber?
Tough question. Pond Armor has to mix part A and part B. (Epoxy) It is more like a paint. We probably sell more Pond Armor. Herco is a rubber product. It would have a cushion feel to it. No mixing and can be painted on to EPDM rubber liner, Pond Armor can not. More colors available with Pond Armor. We stock Pond Armor and we do not stock Herco, but they drop ship very quickly, sometimes the same day. Both must be painted over a good surface, with out chipping away old paint. Pond Armor suggests acid etching when painting over new concrete, where Herco suggests primer be used. They both are only as good as the surface they are painted on so both must be prepped according to the instructions..
What can Pond Shield be applied to?
Pond Shield can be applied to concrete, cement, shotcrete, gunnite, stone, tile wood, steel, aluminum, rock, some plastics, old coatings (as long as they are prepared properly first) fiberglass, and many more surfaces.
How long before I can put water an fish in my pond?
The instructions will tell you to wait for 72 hours. However, if you inspect every bit of your coating the next day and are sure that it is dry and there are no tacky spots anywhere, you can add water and fish.
Can I coat my pond liner with Pond Shield?
No. Pond Shield is designed to be applied to any constructed surface like those listed above.
Is Pond Shield fish and plant safe?
Absolutely! We actually send Pond Shield samples out to be tested in the mixed, uncured state to be sure no harm will come to your aquatic life.
How does Pond Shield compare to other products available to me?
Pond Shield was specifically designed around the flaws of virtually every other coating available in the pond industry. It is competitively priced and costs not much more than a rubber liner per square foot but offers much more stability. Pond Shield can be applied by you, the home owner and does not require a specialized crew for installation. Pond Shield has been referred to as "bullet proof", "tough as nails" and "strongest coating ever used" to quote a few. While these are figurative forms of speech, Pond Shield has been designed strong and flexible to provide you with many years of virtually maintenance free service.
Can Pond Shield be applied over other old coatings?
Yes. However, you should take care to properly prepare the surface prior to applying Pond Shield. Be sure to remove any old coating that is coming off, but the best case scenario is to remove all of the old coating prior to application. It's best not to rely on the failing bond of the old coating. If you find that some of the old coating is still bonding sufficiently, then you should sand the remainder with at least 60-grit sandpaper to give the material tooth.
How many coats do I have to apply?
Well that depends. Pond Shield is thick like grease and can be applied in one 10mil coat. However, you may find it a little too thick for your liking the first time out. If this is the case, you can thin Pond Shield with Denatured Alcohol ONLY (found in places like Home Depot or Lowes) and by 3%-5% to start, but no more than 10%. If you thin Pond Shield out too much you run the risk of washing the pigments (Pond Shield will look semi transparent) and you may have to apply additional coats in order to achieve a 10mil thick over-all thickness.
Can I apply a second coat of Pond Shield over the first?
Yes, but it is not necessary unless you are trying to correct the first coat application. Pond Shield is designed to perform properly at a finished thickness of 10mils. Applying it thicker will not hurt, but will cost more in regards to materials. If you have to touch up and area you can apply Pond Shield over the top of itself with no extra surface preparation within 24 hours of the original application. After that 24 hour period, you should scuff the area being coating to give the material tooth. Keep in mind the 24 hour limit is a suggested time frame. Varying environmental conditions may require that you coat over in less time without sanding.
I applied Pond Shield and my pond still leaks. What is wrong?
Simply put, you missed something. After your initial coating is applied, you need to go back and inspect the entire surface are for flaws in your application. Ares like cracks, crevices, voids, concrete showing through and any similar areas need to be corrected before you call the job finished. Once you have successfully applied a 100% coating to the interior of your pond, it will not leak.
Can I use Pond Shield to waterproof my water garden planters?
Yes. Pond Shield has been designed specifically for ponds and water gardens, but does have a great deal of other uses as well.
Can I get Pond Shield in a color other than the ones you currently have?
Yes. We can match any solid color you choose. Just send us a paint chip with the color you'd like and we'll match it. Because of the way the components that make up Pond Shield are mixed, you have to order a minimum of 20 quart and a half kits when ordering a custom color.
Do I have to acid etch my concrete before I apply Pond Shield?
Absolutely. There are two very important reasons for acid etching. First, the muriatic acid will remove and calcium deposits that form as concrete cures. These calcium deposits will fall over time anyway and you do not want to have your coating bonded to them. Finally, acid etching will neutralize the alkaline properties in the surface of the concrete, creating a much better bond.
Can I just spot coat a crack in my pond?
That is not advisable. If you give Pond Shield the very best circumstances in which to work, you'll end up with a coating that will give you years and years of service. You should repair the crack properly and then apply a complete coating over the entire area that will be submerged so that it will work the way it was meant to work.
My question is the rocks used in building the waterfall are all natural rock found in Arizona. However, the builder used concrete in between the rocks to hold them in place. Should I also paint the concrete that is between the rocks on the waterfall side of the waterfall structure? Since I have taken on this project I don't want to have to come back and drain the pond all over again because of the weep age out of the concrete holding the rocks in place.
You should coat anything that is submerged and bring the coating up above the water line at least 3/4 inch. That will ultimately leave a shiny band of coating outside of the water. Wait two days and then use a scotchbrite pad like those found on the back of a kitchen sponge to buff that 3/4 inch area and it will dull out making it look damp instead of glossy wet, which in turn will look more natural.
I'm redoing an old concrete pond with a new liner pond and still using their existing pool pump. There will not be a skimmer, but I'm building a grid system with perforated PVC pipe on top of the liner that will be the intake to the pump. My question is: Is there an acceptable paint (spray or brush on) that I can apply to the PVC pipe to help it blend into the bottom of the pond better? Even though I'll still be using large gravel to cover most of the pipe anyway. I don't know if chemicals in water based or oil based paint will do damage to the fish!”
Yes Pond Shield will work. The best way to accomplish it is by sanding the PVC with 60-grit. Wipe it clean and then apply a PVC primer to the PVC about 2-4 minutes before applying Pond Shield.
Fixing a Cracked Pond Part 1