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    What paint is safe for grow on

    Sourced a used grow on and wanted to freshen it up. I have had a look around for paint and I found this..


    https://antel.co.uk/aquatic/9-pond-p...36-colour-aqua

    This is more of a sealing paint. I know itís fit for purpose but did not know if there were other alternatives..

    Ideally I am looking for something that is not going to chip of flake to avoid the current situation.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeh83 View Post
    Sourced a used grow on and wanted to freshen it up. I have had a look around for paint and I found this..


    https://antel.co.uk/aquatic/9-pond-p...36-colour-aqua

    This is more of a sealing paint. I know itís fit for purpose but did not know if there were other alternatives..

    Ideally I am looking for something that is not going to chip of flake to avoid the current situation.




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    Reading the instructions mate. Can go on fiber glass.
    So going by that it sounds ok. Just make sure you give it a good sanding. For it to key to.
    And make sure its clean and dry.
    When I had my pond built I looked at this paint. And P1. In the end I had it fiber glassed.

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    Iíve used this paint, I had a leak in my veg section, but couldnít see exactly where but was losing around an inch of water per day, drained it down, cleaned up any loose bits, hasnít leaked since.
    it is important you follow the instructions when mixing, ie buy two smaller quantities instead of one big one. It says donít go over what youíve done till itís dried, but as my veg section is around two metre square and a metre deep I went over each part three times, goes on quickly with a small roller. Wasn't able to go over a fourth time as the paint was going off by then.
    I bought it in black, but when it goes on itís grey, but goes darker as it cures, took about forty eight hours to go black.

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    Just use fibreglass flow coat / top coat. You can buy it coloured.
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    Hi Mike, Is the tank fiberglass?

    If so as above,good sand down and put a flow coat on good as new.
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    It is fibreglass yes. Iíll take a look at fibreglass top coat What paint is safe for grow on assume that will likely last longer that epoxy paint What paint is safe for grow on is it just paint on or do you need to actually buy resin etc


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    You can brush or roller on epoxy flow coat (and yes after a good sand), much the same as thick paint. Wear gloves. Epoxy paint will be more money and not as hard wearing and less suited all round.
    Top coat will be a proper job for less money.

    Have a look at youtube at some fibreglass top/ flow coat jobs being done.
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    Thanks @Alburglar I have been checking the top coat out.. it all seems to be on flat roofing, is this product the same and fish safe?

    Could you share a link to a suitable topcoat wait thinking green or black?


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    Good link Al, not the same Mike best to get in touch with them and tell them your sq metres and colour etc.
    A brush or roller is fine get a cheapo from b and m or similar as they will be in the bin when finished.
    Wear gloves and old clothes very dirty job but worth doing,try and do it in the open or nearly as it stinks but you will get a lovely finish.
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