Painting EPDM Liner ?

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    HTH Howard

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    Just noticed a neat product called rock on a roll. It has me wondering if there is a fish safe way to paint EPDM liner. Instead of hauling a few tons of rocks a gallon of paint and a few hours with a brush to do the edges sounds wonderful.

    May be too much to ask. But if you don't ask you will never know.

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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Not sure if anything would really stick well to the rubber. I use the rock on a roll to help hide my slope issues, vertical liner that is hard to even stack rocks on. It works pretty well, after a while looks totally natural, dirt algae etc lol.

    There may be a way to treat the epdm but then you need to worry about will it hurt the fish if it leaches into the water.
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    i wondered about that myself, for painting rocks on the liner .. it would be nice to be able to buy a liner with a nice rock print on it. i once considered cutting a bunch of varying rock shapes out of rock on a roll and using silicone or polyeurathane adhesive to glue them to the liner covering the floor of the pond and maybe up the walls slightly.
     
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    northern tools sells sunterra liner that has pics of rocks on it for a 5x10 foot piece it 29.99 and they sell larger pieces also .www.northerntool.com
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I did that on my bog wall koiguy, it actually looks like rocks. But it is on the wall not on the bottom.
     
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    pinon ponder S'cuse me, while I kiss the sky!

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    Unless you have a bottom drain and keep it really clean, wouldn't it eventually just get covered in a coat of algae?
     
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    I wanted to quote you and thanked you instead. LOL :regular_waving_emot

    The answer is YES. All my visable liner is covered in a nice coat of green shag.
     
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    ididntdoit99 ididntdoit99

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    That liner sure does look cool, though they only sell small pieces of it.
     
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    sissy sissy

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    The thing is it would get covered in muck like mine and you don't see it .Would be good cut up and put around the top of your pond to try and hide the regular liner
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    yep mix it with some real rocks and liner rocks after a while it all blends in
     
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    Now if they can make that liner a lot bigger. I think it's a great idea.
     
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    The liners would be covered with carpet algae in no time.
     
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    Has anyone tried it yet?
     
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