Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > DIY Projects
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 08-01-2014, 05:23 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
Community Moderator
Autumnsky's Avatar

POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Northern Colorado, USA
Posts: 14,885
Painting plastic trim on tank?

I have a pale oaky color on a tank trim, it is a Jebo New R375, (35+G) and I really like the tank otherwise, good shape and has a matching stand, which is a maple color, maybe will be the next project.

I hate to mess up the tank with a crappy cheeseball job on this so anyone have good details about painting the trim? I read lots of reviews about Krylon Fusion paint in a spray can. I am pretty good with spray paint.

Was wondering about any one's actual experience and lessons learned and advice to be offered.

It seems this trim is a bit shinier, I would say glossy, and smoother than the average tank trim of a standard rectangle tank. So I would imagine some fine sanding would be advised, and a clean base to work from. So suggestions for grit Numbers and cleaning substances?

Also I was wondering if I should try to find a free 10G oak trim tank first to get the hang of it, lol?

Here are a couple basic pics


Favorite tank right now - 12G Edge nano fish

New to FW fish? First tank in a long time or EVER??? Need some info on keeping fish?
Start here - Aquarium Advice Article
Autumnsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2014, 09:08 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
n7plus1's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: York, PA
Posts: 33
Send a message via AIM to n7plus1
Krylon Fusion was made to be used on a non-prepped surface, meaning no sanding required. It was originally formulated for use on plastics but now can be use on almost anything. If youre already comfortable with spray paint I would just recommend cleaning all of the surfaces you plan to paint with a microfiber rag and some rubbing alcohol. Tape off edges that you dont want painted and mask others. Protect other parts of the area from overspray and use in a well ventilated area.
n7plus1 is offline   Reply With Quote

paint, plastic, rim, tan, tank, trim

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
painting aquarium trim freshwaterfishguy Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 10-24-2012 08:49 PM
painting trim.... Andrewz00 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 6 09-23-2010 01:12 PM
is the black plastic trim necessary? mr funktastic Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 2 09-05-2006 01:34 AM
Painting Tank Trim fishfairy Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 13 07-15-2006 11:21 PM
Plastic scissors to trim plants in-tank? 7Enigma Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 6 02-25-2006 01:03 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:02 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.