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Old 01-01-2006, 01:58 PM   #1
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What is the best type of paint for painting the back of an aquarium. I bought a used 65 gallon with a few little scratches and I was thinking about painting the back of this tank a sort of darker blue... not really the light blue you see on most aquariums. So, any names of paints or whatever you can give me I'll pick some up... Also how much you think I should get for how many coats i need. The glass is 36"x21"
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Old 01-01-2006, 07:39 PM   #2
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Just a good brushable/rollable acrylic works dandy....and one, at most two coats are all that is needed.
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Old 01-02-2006, 02:17 AM   #3
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Hmm i don't think they sell that at wal-mart, but I will look around. thanks toirtis. Anyone know where I can find some at a good price?
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Old 01-02-2006, 02:47 AM   #4
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Most paint or craft shops should carry it.
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Old 01-03-2006, 01:37 AM   #5
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Would an acrylic latex base paint work? Wal-mart sells Kilz thats acrylic latex. That way I could have them tint it whatever color I would want, AND I would get a discount. lol If not I guess I'll be calling around hobby stores tomorrow anyway.
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Probably....just make sure that it is water-resistant when dry, adheres to glass, and is low-fume.
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Hmm. Nope didn't say anywhere on it that it would adhere to glass. I believe it did say it was water-resistant and im pretty sure it's low fume.
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It likely will....most latex acrylics do......what colour are you going for?
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Well the paint brand is Kilz. The color I'm going for would be between blue and black. Probably a dark blue. Pretty close to black though.
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Old 01-03-2006, 02:36 AM   #10
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Sounds good....and remember you want a semi-gloss to gloss finish for best results.

Be sure to post some pics of the results....really dark blue should look very nice.
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