Building a canopy what paint to use?


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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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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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Cool bud good luck
 
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