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yaktop
07/20/2007, 05:48 PM
what did you use to combat the higher humidity areas? I used regular paint with my last setup with no problems but I saw someones thread using expoxy paint? started me thinking (hat that) - whats best for this type of environment and surrounding areas etc. TIA

Nanook
07/20/2007, 08:57 PM
I used oil based primer and paint.

Ironfan
07/22/2007, 06:22 AM
I am doing a fish room also and was recommended to use an oil based primer, then use a latex semi or glossy paint then cover that with a sealant. I am unsure still bout it though. I read one one of these threads that someone used bilge paint.

dsandfort
07/22/2007, 12:09 PM
I'm doing mine in FRP and it sure is turning out nicely.

tylorarm
07/22/2007, 11:20 PM
Interlux Brightside; for boats topside. Used the recommended primer, i think it was pre-kote or something like that. I then silicone sealed all the joints in the drywall (greenboard). Just did it last week, so can't tell you how well it will hold up, but I think it should do well. I followed advice of 'jnarowe' who's fishroom has been around much longer than mine.

8BALL_99
07/22/2007, 11:47 PM
I used Green board sheet rock then I covered my Entire fish room with FRP walls and ceiling.. I painted the floor with Epoxy paint. I also used all PVC trim for the Baseboards and door casing. The base boards are siliconed to the wall/Floor. Pretty much as water proof as you can make a room lol.. HTH Here is a old pic from my Gallery
http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/71560Equipment_room.jpg