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Old 03-30-2012, 05:39 AM   #11
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You don't have to use spray paint. I used a roller to paint my 40g.

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Old 03-30-2012, 11:45 AM   #12
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You don't have to use spray paint. I used a roller to paint my 40g.
Nice tank Mumma! I personally use spray paint but there great ideas TBO. It's preference I guess and paint is more temporary and needs to be done prior although I did paint the back of my very first tank 29 gallon in the house!! Yeah... Didn't go over to well with the wife but I did get the job done. And everyone was fine. It was like 3am and I got the bright idea.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:43 PM   #13
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You don't have to use spray paint. I used a roller to paint my 40g.
Ive heard of a roller and paint but how smooth does it look in the inside? I dont want to see any roller marks or bumps.
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I painted my 90 with a roller. The part you see is through the glass, so it's smooth. I put 3 coats on mine to make sure the paint was thick enough to cover without any drips or runs.
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I've brush painted tanks with acrylics to get the fading out look. You could see brush strokes through the first coat. I added a second coat of black and it looked fine.
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Ive heard of a roller and paint but how smooth does it look in the inside? I dont want to see any roller marks or bumps.
Perfect as said above you only see the paint through the glass. It took me 4 coats but I did the first one really thin.

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I use black latex paint from home depot to do mine. You can get "tester" Cana for like 4$ and it's more then enough for a tank. I use a roller on 3 coats then go over it with a brush. There will be no visible roller marks.
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