Painting a preformed black plastic pond?


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Hi I'm brand new to the forum and I'm sure the question has probably been asked before so bear with me. I live in Kansas and have two of the rigid black plastic ponds from Home Depot. A larger one I did a small waterfall with that turned out great and a new tiny 40 gal. one I just installed with a water bell spray. On the larger one I used Rock On A Roll to cover the black plastic edge and give it a more natural look but since it's about $35.00 a roll plus shipping I was wondering on the new small one (the whole pond was only $39.00) if there was some way to paint the interior of the pond so it's some color besides black? I can rock up to edge of the pond to cover the black plastic lip but then there's still the problem of the black showing on the inside of the pond down to the water. Any advice or other ideas would be appreciated, thanks!
 

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welcome and they get covered in muck so why would it matter what color they are .For the money you spent on that you could have gone to Northern tool and bought there liner that looks like rocks .I have a piece of it just put it on the bottom of my pond weighted down and 2 months later it is covered in muck and you can;t tell it was grey colored rock looking
 
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welcome and they get covered in muck so why would it matter what color they are .For the money you spent on that you could have gone to Northern tool and bought there liner that looks like rocks .I have a piece of it just put it on the bottom of my pond weighted down and 2 months later it is covered in muck and you can;t tell it was grey colored rock looking
Well I just don't like the two to three inches of black plastic showing from the top of the water to the top of the pond and thought there might be some easy was to cover it up.
 

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You could try the spray paint that is for hard plastic, I use it to make the white pvc brown and black, works great too. Krylon, valspar, are two that make it.
 

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ok you were just talking about the top and you could use krylon paint for plastic like addy says .I have used it and when it gets wet it does not seem to bother it .
 

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my pvc pipes have been underwater all summer and the paint is staying on just fine.
 

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you might want to wipe the pond edge you are going to paint with some acetone, just make sure it is clean. I did not clean the pvc, but it might make it grab better to the plastic if it is really clean.
 
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Are you going to add fish sometime ? If so make sure what you use is not toxic to them.
 

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