Painting Tank Back

Do It Yourself projects.

Painting Tank Back

Postby hoover86 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:29 pm

Hey guys, I did my first little DIY video so thought I'd post it up. It's my first video ever so be kind LOL

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j78/j ... e2b0e1.mp4
hoover86
SFAAS Supporting Member
SFAAS Supporting Member
 
Posts: 293
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:22 pm

Re: Painting Tank Back

Postby iced98lx » Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:46 pm

Good work! Love to get more write ups and videos on here of how to do various things.
User avatar
iced98lx
Board Member
Board Member
 
Posts: 1551
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:21 pm
Location: Colton, SD
First Name: Chris
Tank Overview: 29g BioCube & 180RR Build IP

Re: Painting Tank Back

Postby hoover86 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:07 pm

I agree. Doing things yourself can be really intimidating. Watching someone else do it always makes me more comfortable on my own.
hoover86
SFAAS Supporting Member
SFAAS Supporting Member
 
Posts: 293
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:22 pm

Re: Painting Tank Back

Postby jolson » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:08 am

looks like it worked pretty well but it looked like a lot of work, I just use a can of flat black Krylon spray paint and usually dont even tape off the edges. I have even used it that way to do tanks that are full of water and fish and touch ups are simple
User avatar
jolson
SFAAS Supporting Member
SFAAS Supporting Member
 
Posts: 699
Joined: Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:30 am
Location: sioux falls

Re: Painting Tank Back

Postby hoover86 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:25 am

It can be done quicker without taping off but I wanted to keep the trim clean. If you used spray paint without taping off I would imagine you get quite a bit of overspray on the trim. If that's not a concern I agree, but I wanted to keep it clean.
hoover86
SFAAS Supporting Member
SFAAS Supporting Member
 
Posts: 293
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:22 pm

Re: Painting Tank Back

Postby jolson » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:53 pm

I just held up a piece of stiff cardboard at the edges and got no overspray at all, I think it took be about 3 minutes to do a 55 gallon tank
User avatar
jolson
SFAAS Supporting Member
SFAAS Supporting Member
 
Posts: 699
Joined: Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:30 am
Location: sioux falls


Return to D.I.Y.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users

cron