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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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Paint in the aquarium

I see some grey pipes and I want to paint it black. No colors anymore I want them to turn black.
So what kind of paint can I safely use for PVC that goes in the aquarium?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 03:05 PM
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Krylon Fusion is safe, but the paint may chip after a while depending on how much the PVC gets touched in the tank.

EDIT: You can probably keep it from chipping too much if you give it 3 - 5 days of drying time outside of the tank, and use several really thin coats.

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I don't know if you can put a red door in an aquarium. But I second krylon fusion spray.
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Couldn't hurt to lightly sand the pieces you are painting, that way the paint has a bit more bite.

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I have nothing to add but, I love how you started the post.

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Most people will recommend Krylon Fusion. I think it's a good recommendation as it's made for plastic. That said, any spray paint will be fine and I actually prefer using black automotive primer. I also think Valspar makes the best off the shelf, generic spray paint so that would be my second choice.
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