British Columbia Aquarium Forums banner
1 - 14 of 14 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
623 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hey,

Was thinking about painting the back of my fish tank, 2 questions!!

1. What kind of paint to I use?
2. How long do I wait to put fish back in the tank
3. Anyone got any steps for me?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,138 Posts
Hey,

Was thinking about painting the back of my fish tank, 2 questions!!

1. What kind of paint to I use?
2. How long do I wait to put fish back in the tank
3. Anyone got any steps for me?
Donjuan,
Use an oil based paint, it will take many coats for good coverage. You need to allow adequate time between coats to ensure a good hold.
It will actually dry quite quickly so you should be able to put the fish back in next day.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
623 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
You Rock bud, thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
193 Posts
I've painted with both spray paint and latex paint. Both worked equally well.

Spray paint has a little bit more prep time because you should mask off all areas just in case there is overspray. It is also more difficult if the tank is full.

Latex paint works fine.. I have had no problems with peeling. It just takes longer to dry between coats. It is much easier to paint a tank with latex if the tank is full.

I had to do 3 coats of each kind of paint to get proper coverage.

**Most important thing is to make sure that the glass is clean! I use isopropyl to clean the glass and then really work to dry the surface before painting.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
623 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Does anyone have any paint left over, not spray paint that I can nab off of them, where can I find some isopropyl?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
623 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Alright, going to use oil paint and vinager, anyone got left over oil paint? And what colors are the best colors to bring out the fish other than that blue backround or that black backround.
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top