about painting pots?

Discussion in 'DIY - Do It Yourself' started by LadyBug82, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. LadyBug82Valued MemberMember

    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?
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2012
  2. xNickValued MemberMember

    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

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    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

    LadyBug82Valued MemberMember

    thank u good to know.
  5. tankaddict

    tankaddictValued MemberMember

    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.

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