Posted: 26/07/2014 at 09:27
Update on fishpond recon. Well advanced now, new underlay, Butyl liner, paving flags cemented around the pond in castellation form etc, but need advice before I refill & re-install the fish. There's an overhang of the slabs of app 2" & so the mortar pointing under the slabs adjoining the liner, finishes off the appearance. Now I need to paint this mortar to blend in. The eventual water level will be app 2" below the bottom edge of the pointing, so do I need to apply the "special" paint that seals the lime content of the mortar mix in, as is recommended for concrete ponds, or would it be okay to use, say, a "normal" matt paint, or even a spray paint, which would be a lot neater. I'm sure I'll get good advice from this forum.