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Aquarium safe paint

Hi folks,

I want to paint some hard scape with stone texture paint. Can anyone recommend a stone texture paint that is certain to be aquarium safe?

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The only ones I know to be 100% aquarium safe after their cure periods are Krylon Fusion and Plastidip.


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The only ones I know to be 100% aquarium safe after their cure periods are Krylon Fusion and Plastidip.
What he said ^^^^


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It will be slightly more work, but I've used epoxy mixed with sand several times and had pretty good results. Or, I imagine you could go ahead with the stone paint and coat it with epoxy after it's dry.

I think it's hard to beat the appearnce and texture of the sand/epoxy mix. It makes for a fairly thick coating, so if you have fine detail in your hardscape, it probably won't show through.
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I just siliconed real river rock to the back of my mbuna tank
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Thanks for the suggestions. Krylon fusion is just for plastic apparently. I'll be painting ceramic ... Maybe.


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