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    Black Paint

    Hi

    I'm looking for something to paint the wood round the top of my pond with.

    It's not submerged in water but will of course get splashed and rained on.
    Would you recommend that I use a special pond paint or just use a black gloss/enamel/etc? What would you use?

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    Extreme Koi Member Rank = Jussai bowsaw's Avatar
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    why paint it, look up shou sugi ban and that might well do the job for you
    the slow pond build thread

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    Interesting. I did think of using Black UPVC over cladding but as the wood is already there I thought it would be easiest just to paint it black
    Perhaps I could just use a blow torch on the wood that I have already?

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    I gave the blowtorch a try, but whilst the results came out quite nicely it's not what I'm looking for. The finish was really good, but the result is brown, not black. I think it's because I'm using pine, a dark wood may look better as I guess the result would be nearer to black.
    Any other suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Nigel- View Post
    I gave the blowtorch a try, but whilst the results came out quite nicely it's not what I'm looking for. The finish was really good, but the result is brown, not black. I think it's because I'm using pine, a dark wood may look better as I guess the result would be nearer to black.
    Any other suggestions?
    I'd be careful using run of the mill general paint as with rain water/splashes etc paint could leach into the water and could cause you serious issues, you don't want to take the risk imo

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