For the Birds A simple basin settles easily into the garden's edge where feathered friends can drop in to drink, splash, and bathe. Form your birdbath in the garden by scooping out a shallow hole, shaping a 15-inch-wide and 3-inch-deep mold in the soil. Press bits of tumbled recycled glass into the surface of the still-wet concrete for a touch of sparkle.
Birdbath - how to paint concrete bird baths. Clean with soap/water (bleach if needed). Rinse thoroughly and allow to dry. Apply concrete sealer; dry. Apply masonry primer; dry. Paint as desired; dry. Apply exterior sealer; dry. Fill bird bath with water and enjoy. Be sure to let bath dry completely between each step/coating. Try to use non-toxic materials.