Building a canopy what paint to use?

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  1. Barlan

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    Hi guys

    we're building our own canopy for the tank, decided that now is the time.

    but i've got a few questions.

    we want to paint the canopy black, to match the tank, using velvaglo,
    is this fine?

    when reading other ppl's posts, i've noticed a lot of ppl use white velvaglo inside the canopy, why is that?

    we were also considering a dark wood varnish, same one we used on our skirtings, but we've already primed the wood with the pink primer, so i dont really know if we can varnish over that without sanding it off.

    so, any advice or suggestions about the paint will be much appreciated.

    thanks guys.

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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    the reason for the promoted use of velvaglo is because it contains an antifungacide which stops mould growing, but in a poor ventelated canopy this will be innefective

    velvaglo can aslo be applied straight onto wood without the need for a primer coat, so its a little more user friendly.

    there are however water based enamels which have antifungacide in them and would probably be a little better in terms of fumes if you are putting this canopy onto an established tank, investigate the dulux pearlglo :)
     
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    thanks for the reply Leslie. much appreciated :)
     
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    Cool bud good luck
     
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