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Sealing drainage holes in a ceramic pot to reuse for water plants

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Sealing drainage holes in a ceramic pot to reuse for water plants

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Hi.  I want to reuse this large ceramic pot for my water lillies.  I have read that the best way to do this is use plastic cut from a large plastic juice bottle, use sealant to stick the plastic to the pot, then use a pond sealant on the interior.  I have looked at using Selleys Multipurpose Silicon Sealant to form the seal with the plastic on the interior, then using Crommelin Sandstone Pond Sealant on the entire interior.  Thanks for any help you could give me.  Caro  

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Re: Sealing drainage holes in a ceramic pot to reuse for water plants

Hi @Caro,

 

What you have described would work quite well. For an alternative method, you might like to read through my response in the discussion Easiest to block drainage holes? by @Ryinth

 

I would stick the plastic on the interior of the pot and then once it is dry fill up the holes on the outside with silicone as well. Coating the inside of the pot with a pond sealant would be a fantastic step to ensure no leakage.

 

Please let me know if you need further assistance or had questions.

 

Mitchell

 

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