Advice on suitable paints

Advice on suitable paints

Postby greggo13 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:07 pm

Hi Everyone

I am on a mission to revamp some cages. What is a suitable paint to use inside the cages that will not harm any of my snakes especially with high humidity and something that is quite water resistant.

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Re: Advice on suitable paints

Postby michael » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:13 pm

You could try using sign writing vinyl instead of painting. It seems to work quite well.
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Re: Advice on suitable paints

Postby Bushbaby » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:52 am

Just remember that vinyl still has a smell, so just bear that in mind.
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Re: Advice on suitable paints

Postby ColinWa » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:48 pm

I've used lead free waterbased acrylic paint on my cages and it works very well, no smell afterwards. It's also nice and thick which seals the wood quite well.
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Re: Advice on suitable paints

Postby Jason&Sam » Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:43 pm

Hi Greggo. Check your local builders supply for some paint used for waterproofing koi ponds. Has micro fibre mixed into the paint and sticks like crazy.

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Re: Advice on suitable paints

Postby Westley Price » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:03 pm

I've always had this idea of painting the inside of display cages with polyurethane paint.

Duram makes a product for bakkie bins liners, which you simply paint on.
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Re: Advice on suitable paints

Postby it_bit_me » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:54 am

If you use an pond or rubber type paint give it lots of time to dry. Some will never really become fully dry....

All paint at stores are lead free.
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Re: Advice on suitable paints

Postby cascade » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:09 am

I have used a couple of methods in the past,

Exterior water based paints work really well.
Pond seller also works well. a bit pricey if you have a couple of enclosures, But you can use the pond seller at the bottom of the enclosure to seal the joints and floor and then paint PVA on the rest of the enclosure.
You can also use laminate, you buy rolls of it.

All paints are lead free, been like that for a will.
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Re: Advice on suitable paints

Postby greggo13 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:51 pm

Thanks Everyone!! Going to give the waterproofing for the koi ponds.
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Re: Advice on suitable paints

Postby it_bit_me » Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:53 pm

Roof seal is an beter option, it is also waterproof and won't look like an fur carpet cause the coco sticks on- like I said earlier ,pond-seal doesn't dry fully . It is an bad option.
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