about painting pots?

  1. L

    LadyBug82 Valued Member Member

    about painting pots for use in fishtank?

    is there a spray paint or paint that is ok to use on a ceramic pot to make a cave or hide out for fish that is safe?
  2. x

    xNick Valued Member Member

    The problem with paints is that even if they are non-toxic, they have the potential to flake off and can cause damage that way. I would avoid them...
  3. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Good morning,

    I agree with xNick and would only consider using plain terracotta, no paints or glazes.

    Too, plain terracotta is porous and will house more beneficial bacteria needed to help maintain the tanks cycle. Paints and glazes clog these pores.

  4. OP

    LadyBug82 Valued Member Member

    thank u good to know.
  5. tankaddict

    tankaddict Valued Member Member

    I had a 1-in. pot that I taped up as stripes, and painted the other stripes. Honestly, if your going to use anything, krylon fusion for plastic works the best. I have painted a few things with it, tested it out, and so far, there's been no paint chipping, no fading, and nothing in the water changing department. Not going to make any promises, but it's worked for me.