Wet Look Rock Sealer

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    Toddro

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    I am close to finishing a stream and pond project. We have a BUNCH of gray basalt rock in our area which I used a lot of in this project, but mixed in better looking rock too. My wife would like to use a "wet look" sealer on the rock above the waterline. I so far have found Behr Wet Look sealer and have heard Thompson's water sealer works good too. Are there recommendations on product that works best, or is there anything I should be aware of about doing this?
     
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    Long ago I tried the wet look. Over time the sealer hazed over. Maybe newer products perform better.
     
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    I was going to say the same thing - I've never used any wet look rock sealer, but my sister did (in a rock garden) and it didn't last more than a few years before it no longer looked "wet". I guess if you don't mind re-applying every so often it would look cool!

    I would be careful about applying it to anything that is going to come into contact with the water, though. Make sure it's fish and plant safe. I know you say you were going to use it above the waterline, but consider what washes into the pond, too. Once it's dry, it may not be a concern but I would want the reassurance before going to all that work.

    Have you posted photos? We love pictures of ponds and ponds in progress!
     
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    Thanks Big Lou. Coloration is one thing I'm afraid of over time.
     
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    Thanks LisaK. I did find a product that looks promising for the fish and plant life issue, but I need to do more research on that. And no, I have had a super busy summer and have not yet posted any pics but I may do that tonight.
     
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