Spray Paint Background

Discussion in 'DIY - Do It Yourself' started by Friends.NotFood., Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Friends.NotFood.

    Friends.NotFood. Valued Member Member

    I was wondering, is it safe to use spray paint on the background of my tank?
     
  2. Ohio Mark

    Ohio Mark Well Known Member Member

    I used it on a new tank. Of course I sprayed it on the outside of the back. I was surprised how many coats it took to cover it thoroughly, but I am very pleased with the results.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Friends.NotFood.

    Friends.NotFood. Valued Member Member

    Cool. Thanks
     
  4. Ohio Mark

    Ohio Mark Well Known Member Member

    You're welcome. Good luck!
     
  5. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    Just do it before you add fish and water, and do the outside of the tank, not the inside :)
     
  6. Ohio Mark

    Ohio Mark Well Known Member Member

    Texas Domer makes a very good point! It worked best for me to have the tank lying flat on the ground, back facing up, and I taped newspaper over the sides and the open part so I did not get spray where I did not want it.
     
  7. Baba

    Baba Well Known Member Member

    Don't forget to clean the tank outside where you want to apply the coatings. Isopropyl works great.
    I would use black Plasti-Dip. this can be relatively easy peeled off in case you want to change it sometime down the road.

    Be prepared to spray a lot of layers, which need to be dry between before coating the next. I didn't count but I think I have minimum 10 layers on my tank.
     




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