|Re: Aquarium safe paint?|
Subject: Re: Aquarium safe paint?
by EagleC on 22/6/2010 11:01:42
1. Yes, sanded, cleaned, primed just the usual really. Seems obvious but certain people I know have just opened the tin and splashed paint on greasy wooden kitchen doors and then been surprised as it flakes off all over the place for the following months!
2. Cured is fully dry yes. Paint is often touch dry in a few minutes or hours but that's just the surface. Enough to put a second coat on perhaps but not dry right through so it can be easily damaged and is still changing chemically. Curing takes from 24 hours upwards depending on the paint type and atmospheric conditions. Personally I'd leave it about a week.