Painting wooden unit

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  1. irshaad

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    I'm in the process of upgrading to a 1.2m, which comes with a steel stand and wooden surrounds.
    My current tank's wooden stand is starting to blow up and could possibly give in soon.
    The new tank unit is brown but I would like to paint it black.
    What type of paint would I need to use to paint it black and to prevent it from water damage?
     
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    howdy!

    i found a great wood sealer for marines at buildeers warehouse that come with paint in already, an comes in various colours, i will post the name this eve, or please pm me and i will send it this eve
     
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    great! thanks Dallas
     
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    Slm Irshaad. Use a good sealer and then paint with Velvaglo. Wonderfull stuff and if it gets a little dirty wipe with a damp cloth and voila it is clean again!!!
     
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    sorry i have the name, will pm u this afternoon with it
    its found at the paint section of buildeers in a plastic bottle, looks simila to castrol oil bottle
     
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    You can also use tru- bitumen, its water based easy to clean and when it drys its like rubber. Great for metal frames and no smell. Works on wood to
     
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    why reinvent the wheel.. velvaglo, excellent and tintable if you wanted.... no undercoat needed either.. allow to stand for 8 hours after stirring or mixing, and yes it myst be thick like porridge.. its a thicksotropic paint.. you will have a satin sheen finish if applied by mohair roller...
     
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