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Old 01-09-2005, 10:36 PM   #1
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painting tank stand

I am thinking of painting my tank stand and was wondering if the paint fumes would somehow affect the water quality in my tank.
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Old 01-09-2005, 10:50 PM   #2
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What sort of paint? If spray - I would think yes - it would affect the water. If latex - shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 01-09-2005, 11:30 PM   #3
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oh no, definatly not spray paint. I was going to use a brush or roller with latex interior paint.
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Old 01-10-2005, 01:35 AM   #4
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Shoulden't be a problem, but make sure that the paint resists the Staltwater.
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Old 01-11-2005, 09:00 PM   #5
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Yeah I would recommend a nice wood stain, and then a sealant that is water resistant. I stained my tank myself and loved the way it looked. But after only a few weeks, I kept dripping water on the front ledge and now I have a few water stains that seem like they'll only get worse. To be safe, I would keep the windows open when drying ( assuming it's not freezing where you live). You should be fine, just as long as you don't spill any into the tank. HTH!
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Old 01-11-2005, 10:41 PM   #6
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I used exterior paint for the water resistance. I was repainting a black stand so staining wasn't an option.
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