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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-12-2013, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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Drylok + acrylic paint?

So I have my 3D background ready to be painted with drylok but I'm not sure if any type of acrylic paint can be mixed with the drylok. Anybody know? The hardware stores here don't sell colored concrete dye.


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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-12-2013, 10:36 AM
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I did it. I just used the .99 cent acrylic paint from walmart and mixed it with drylock.
Is it safe? don't know but don't seewhy not.

I have fish, shrimp, and snails all living without issue.

My only suggestion is to take into account that paint dries much light in color than when wet,

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-12-2013, 10:55 AM
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Drylok claims on the label it can be tinted. Did you already buy the drylok? The hardware or paint store you buy it from should be able to tint it any color you want. If not just ask for plain old paint tint and do it yourself.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-16-2013, 08:24 PM
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I actually called the company for my own project. The guy said that the integrity of the sealant could be compromised with certain additives, and that even if you get the color mixed at Home Depot or the like, they can only add so much before the surfactants mess with the drylok.

I, myself, just decided to go the concrete route to save myself from having to worry.
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