Special paint and or sealant for making deco?

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so i've heard theres a special paint and or sealant to put over paint to make you're own ornaments and deco. anyone know what its called and where i can find it?
turned the 40gal into the new goldfish/koi grow tank and trying to set it up in a team based theme. not a sports fan but kind of a tribute to my late grandfather
anyways i havnt been able to find a mascot ornament that was bigger than
1" but i have found some skull versions i was thinking i could paint it to look like the head maybe fill in the eyes as long as i can find a sealant that would make it safe for the fish.
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Gazza replied the topic: Re: Special paint and or sealant for making deco?

Not tested but I'd think a marine boat paint would have to be safe or boat sealant etc

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DRACO replied the topic: Re: Special paint and or sealant for making deco?

Gazza wrote: Not tested but I'd think a marine boat paint would have to be safe or boat sealant etc

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i concur with Gaz here... for some filling materials, an epoxy resin will do
or a plumbing joint epoxy as an alternative... i have had use them to seal my
tank with fish inside... and all my fish are fine until now...
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Motherlupin replied the topic: Re: Special paint and or sealant for making deco?

O.o where do i find boat stuff? sorry lol i dont get out much with the wolfies and rabbits and cats and fish and no car lol.
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DRACO replied the topic: Re: Special paint and or sealant for making deco?

i believe any home depo or any hardware shop will cary that...
though it is classified as marine materials, they carry for minor
preventive home maintenance
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Motherlupin replied the topic: Re: Special paint and or sealant for making deco?

huh, i guess we'll have to look around thanks! now i have a new project haha
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spkehl replied the topic: Re: Special paint and or sealant for making deco?

If you are in the US, Walmart carries Krylon Fusion spray paint and it is safe.
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Motherlupin replied the topic: Re: Special paint and or sealant for making deco?

spkehl wrote: If you are in the US, Walmart carries Krylon Fusion spray paint and it is safe.

i was thinking more something i could detail with a brush to make it look real but making it look cartoony would work to. the stuff in the regular paint department? will have to try that. our lfs said they had a piece of deco that fits what we're looking for theyre going to try to order another for us. but when i tried looking on ebay the ones i found were either ridiculous price, tiny, or looked like theyd been bashed with a shovel :P
if it looks like its ben attacked with a shovel i'll try that
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