Paint INSIDE a Tank

Discussion in 'Anything DIY Related' started by Neil H, 27 Jun 2011.

  1. Neil H

    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Has anyone successfully used paint inside a tank ?

    If so what kind / Make ?

    I have seen waterproof roof paint used but wondering if anyone else has experience?
     
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  3. Tony

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    Neil, I think toxins will definately be leached into the system and the cleaning of the painted area will be almost impossible without scraping bits of paint off which will look crappy after a while
     
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    Neil H Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Thanks Tony
     
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    Agree with Tony, this is not something i would take a chance with.
     
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    I have only ever used perspex on the inside of a tank....
     
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    Cleaning coraline will be a bit of a problem!!
     
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    What if you just want to paint the inside of your overflow. Then cleaning it wont be a problem.
     
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    If you arent going to scrape it to clean it like the back of a tank then the Durapond paint that Viper mentioned which sounds like it is made for ponds should be OK but I cant comment from experience.
     
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    Neil H Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    thanks guys appreciate the input
     
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    Duram paint will work, i used it for those wooden ones. as long as the paint is safe to hold drinking water then its fine. by holding drinking water it has to conform to certain standards etc

    Duram is expensive there is another make from builders that comes with a fibre epoxy and fibre mesh already in the paint
     
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    Google krylon fusion. Its an aerosol spray paint. Supposed to be reef safe. I found the sole supplier...me! Just kiddin but i did manage to find them. Bought 2 cans.
     
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    I would rather go with a cement based sealer like Hydroseal, which is used in combination with bonding liquid. I use it just about on everything including client's ponds, also gives a similar marble lite finish.

    Benefits:

    - Non toxic
    - Scratches can be repaired with touch ups
    - Sticks very well
    - Cement based sealer.

    Just mix mixture together, paint, allow to dry 24 hours, full and drain tank twice with Tap water and then start you start-up process

    Available in various colours, i personally would go with a charcoal finish.
     
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    Part of the problem is that most paints won't form a chemical bond with the glass. Rather use a sheet of plastic.
     
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