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What Kind Of Paint For Aquarium?

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by FmJames, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. FmJames

    FmJames Fish Health Advisor

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    Hi all

    I wanted to pain the back of my aquarium glass with black paint. Reading online it seems some people are using acrylic based paint or ceramic paint on Americans forums.

    when i search for acrylic paint I only seem to find artist colouring paint which is expensive and only for little tiny amount. When i search for ceramic paint, it seem to be mainly masonry paint or metal paint.

    I really have no clue what to buy. I really want something that's safe and water based not oil if possible because i want it to dry fast.

    i would appreciate any help

    thank you
     
  2. mgb2010

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    Clean glass with car break cleaner, mask off and spray with car spray paint. No primer or lacquered need. 2 - 3 thin coats. Don’t put it on heavy or it will run.
     
  3. preecy

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    Most people just purchase a sheet of self adhesive vinyl and apply it to the outer side of the rear panel. Cost is minimal, there's no chance of harmful toxins and if you decide you don't like it, you just peel it off.
     
  4. jonbenboxer

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    Home bargains do acrylic paint in tubes very good and cheap I used it on my 500 ltr
     
  5. FmJames

    FmJames Fish Health Advisor

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    Hi

    thanks for that, could you please give me the link to the exact pain you used or bought please?

    that would help so much.

    thanks
     
  6. FmJames

    FmJames Fish Health Advisor

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    Unfortunately I cant use spray paint as the tank is up against the wall, I am going to drain the tank but I cant remove the sump to remove the cabinet. Its quite risky moving it with the sump as its so heavy.


    the problem with vinyl is that I wont be able to get the bubbles out as I cant move the tank much away from the wall, Reaching around the back is going to be difficult, its a corner tank. l am assuming vinyl is easier to apply that screen protectors for laptops and phones because those are nightmare with bubbles.

    Thanks
     
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