Tank Background: use Paint or Oil & Contact paper?
Hello Forum Members,
Another day another question. Thank you all for responding to my earlier requests.
Currently I have a black fleece material that is hung behind my 46g bf as my background. It beats looking at the bricks, but the material is quite dull and in my opinion doesn't look great.
As some of you may know, I will be swapping my substrate and basically breaking down the tank in the process. This seems like the perfect opportunity to swap out the background.
As far as I can tell I have 2 options.
1) Paint with gloss latex paint and apply w/ some kind of brush or roller.
2) Get black contact paper and apply non sticky side w/ veg. oil.
Do both of these methods give similar results or is one nicer looking than the other?
I really don't like working w/ spray paint and this will have to be done inside the apartment so I don't think I want to go that route.
If I do paint it, do I just use any latex based glossy black paint? (Or is there something specific to non porous surfaces? Should I apply w/ a roller or a brush?
If I use the veggie oil, since I have to use more than one sheet will the seams show through? Also, if I understand correctly from other posts, I should be using the non sticky side of some contact paper that I can most likely get from Home Depot.