Instructions for Gold Label Aqua Pond Paint
Before painting check your surfaces for imperfections, cracks etc and fill where appropriate.
For large cracks in the concrete, vee out the cracks to approx 10mm - make sure the surface to
be bonded is solid and dust free. Fill with Gold Label Pond & Aquarium Sealer. Painting can then
commence immediately. Although Aqua Pond Paint is much safer than normal resin systems, it is
recommended you should avoid contact by using barrier cream or gloves. Any splashes should
be washed off with soap and water.
Method of use
DO NOT apply in temperatures below 10°C
Add the hardener in the top unit to the paint in the bottom unit and stir thoroughly, making sure it is completely mixed - VERY IMPORTANT - stir for a minimum of 2 minutes.
PLEASE NOTE - Once mixed, the paint is usable for 1.5 hours in ambient temperatures. Over 20°c the working time will be reduced.
After mixing, apply immediately by brush, roller or spray. Ensure the coating is worked into the corners etc. Apply minimum of 2 coats. The second coat can be applied when the first is touch dry after approx 6-8 hours at 20°c. The same for any subsequent coats.
The paint will cure hard in 12 hours and full cure in 3-7 days, depending on atmospheric conditions. When fully cured, wash the painted surface and drain before final fill.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q] Do I need to use a primer first?
A] No - Aqua Pond Paint is self priming as long as the surface to be coated is sound
Q] Do I have to mix all of the paint and hardener at the same time?
A] No, you can split it into equal amounts and store the rest for later
Q] Do I need a dry surface to put the paint on?
A] No, as long as it is not raining and the air temperature is above
10 degrees C and below 20 degrees C you can apply onto damp
concrete the normal curing times apply
NB If rain is expected after application, protect for the initial cure time of 6-8 hours
Q] Do I need any special equipment to apply the paint?
A] No special equipment is needed - only a brush or roller or,
if speed is required, a spray gun
Q] How quickly can I refill my pond?
A] Refill can start between 3 and 7 days, depending on the atmospheric
conditions ie air temperature and moisture content