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Does anybody have any recommendations for waterproofing the inside of a gourd and what product you would use. Have some ideas with gourds to put a planter pot inside, but afraid of water/drainage issues. Thanks...........
Hi Joyce, I was thinking of doing an experiment with coloring my apoxie paste/sculpt but then read you tried some sort of coloring. How did you do it? With dye or paint? I tried acrylic paint but it didn't set up real well. Perhaps too much paint to sculpt ratio . . .
Thanks for any pointers!
It is rally messy and not cheap, I use KOOL SEAL a roofing product, then paint it. It is light blue almost ice color
There's a new product on the market, sold only on TV so far, but shouldn't be long before it's in Bed, Bath & Beyond, CVS Pharmacies, Walgreens and other stores that sell the TV products. It's called Flex Steel I believe and is in a spray can. Because it slightly foams when coming out of the spray can, I suspect it's a one-time use product, like great stuff foam sealant. It runs $10 a can plus shipping so it's expensive. But it looks like you could use it to make several gourds at a time, waterproofed on the inside. It"s another watertight rubberized sealer but looks like the spray can would be handy and make the job a lot cleaner if you mask your gourds.
I just waterproofed a couple of wall vases by pouring in a can of the product used for dipping screwdriver handles so you don't get electrocuted when cutting wire that may be hot. It's a pourable rubber coating medium. Pour it in, wait a few minutes and pour it back into the original container. One can was enough for three wall vases. Available at Harbor Freight. Use in a well ventilated area.
I got a can of foam sealer (works like the one on TV) from my True Value Hardware store( believe they are a nationwide chain for most town hardware stores) I used it on birdbath cracks and it worked. Didn't even think of using it on my gourds but will.