my patio painted koi pond

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By Nancy J. Patrykus
from Spokane, WA

I would have loved to have had a real Koi Pond..but with the weather conditions here it would not be advisable. BINGO!! I said to my self... why not...so I painted one. Here is my completed inspired painted project. My company love to sit around the pond, while they visit. It is a great conversation piece. The fish are about 8-10 inches long.

★★★★★ 2
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Ingredients For my patio painted koi pond

  • 1
    irregular slab of cement..any size
  • 1
    can paint for undercoat
  • a few jars of patio paint ...your choice of colors
  • 1
    a can polythene paint spray
  • misc rocks for border around pond.

How To Make my patio painted koi pond

  • 1
    Clean you cement slab with soap and water.. Rinse well. Let dry. Paint the undercoat.
  • 2
    Paint the water in for the back ground. Pencil on the shape fish you want in your pond, also a couple water lilies. Get out your paint and brushes..and start painting!! Take your time, a little painting every day... will get it done. Be sure to paint in a few bubbles, and wavy water lines. When you are satisfied with your results...spray with polyethylene to seal.
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    I have mine on the covered patio, away from the sun. Taking a chance in a sunny place, might fade my pond. I have had it outside for 3 years now.. Best part is, they will not freeze, I don,t have to feed them, they won't die, or be fish napped!

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