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Old 09-26-2012, 02:30 PM   #1
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I want to paint my aquarium but don't know what type or kind of pain to use. Ideally I would just blast it with some rattle cans but there are fish in there and I want the to stay alive and I don't think overspray would be too kind. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:18 PM   #2
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Very easy I went with a flat finish. Tape the sides get a brush cut in around top and bottom use a roller for smooth finish I used a 12"roller pad. Make sure it's smooth or foam. Don't push hard on the roller takes about 3 to 5 coats. Make sure it's dry between coats.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:46 PM   #3
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Ok cool there's no specific type of paint you would recommend?
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:56 PM   #4
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Rust oleum worked for me
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:55 PM   #5
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I used porter paint. Latex is good cus if you change your mind it's easier to get off. A quart is plenty.
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:03 PM   #6
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I actually have a flat blue that I used in one of our bathrooms I might try that out. Has anyone tried a bright color like red or orange? I wonder what that would look like.
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I used krylon black spray paint. I got it at wall mart and looks really great and was pretty easy, dried in 10 minutes. Good luck!
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I actually have a flat blue that I used in one of our bathrooms I might try that out. Has anyone tried a bright color like red or orange? I wonder what that would look like.
Orange or red would be cool. Won't look "natural", but if you like it, go for it. I used one of those small 3" rollers for one of my tanks, the other I spray painted. Spray paint was waaaaayyy easier and quicker, but don't know how you'd do it with fish in there and tubes and wires coming out the back.
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