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Should I paint my drylok?

Discussion in 'DIY Projects and Ideas' started by mcox3, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. mcox3

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    I've just gotten done painting drylok on my concrete board and I would really like to make them black using Krylon Fusion. What do you think? These will make up the sides of the tank. Substrate will be either a black sand or black gravel. Another thing to consider is that i will be running blue cold cathode or blue leds on the tank. what would you do?
     
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    I think you can have drylok tinted (just like paint). That would be easier / cheaper than a separate coat of paint.
     
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    i wouldnt use regular krylong inside of the tank.
     
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    Krylon is best used on plastics as well. Not for your purpose.
     
  5. mcox3

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    I thought about doing this, but i'm afraid this might compromise the drylok...

    ... what if the tint isnt non-toxic?
     
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    I didnt paint my dryloc but I think black on black like you describe will look good. I would contact UGL at 800-UGL-LABS and ask what paint they suggest.
     
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    Good idea... I'll do that...

    i wonder if they know their product is being used in aquatics.
     
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    i tinted my drylock with concrete coloring powder for my backround
     

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