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Sundog101
08/05/2016, 11:33 PM
Im working on a diy stand and sealed the inside with ace seal tech. However after reading some other threads similar sealers didn't seem like the best option. I'm not wanting to get it completely water proof, just not to be damaged by moisture from evaporation. Do you think this would be enough or should I sand it down and add something else? Thanks for the help!

Sundog101
08/05/2016, 11:39 PM
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Here's a photo. I can't get the link to work.

billdogg
08/06/2016, 06:32 AM
It probably wouldn't have been my first choice either, but I think it will work fine. I would apply several coats.

The most common approach is a good quality primer (Kilz is my go-to) and a few coats of a quality latex, usually white to brighten up a often dark area. I follow that by sealing the joints between the bottom of the stand and the sides, at least up to door level, so that when (not if) there is a spill it can be contained inside the sump area and not on my wife's living room floor. A water alarm inside the stand is a must-have as well.

hth

Sundog101
08/06/2016, 09:55 AM
Would it be worth it to put a primer over the sealer or would that not work?

martinm878
08/06/2016, 09:59 AM
I went with some rustoleum oil based paint, Protective Enamel stuff.

Lsufan
08/06/2016, 06:47 PM
One good thing about kiltz is is adheres to just about everything. Unfortunately I don't think it would adhere to good to the sealer without sanding it off for the most part.

davocean
08/06/2016, 07:53 PM
Since what you used is water based you could go over it pretty easy if you wanted to, and I agree what you used would not be my first choice, but it's not bad.
I personally prefer a poly clear for stain grade or kilz primer and latex for paint

karimwassef
08/06/2016, 08:06 PM
The paint I decided to use is from Sherwin Williams. It's called Pro Industrial Pre-Catalyzed Water-based Epoxy K46-150 Series. It's intended for industrial kitchens, hospital, schools. It's not a 2 part epoxy but since it's not intended to be in contact with the tank water, it should be ok to protect the area around it.

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?p=20947628&highlight=paint#post20947628

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Sundog101
08/07/2016, 01:19 PM
Thanks for the replies! I plan on put a liner on the bottom for any spills. I'll put a couple extra coats on the inside to be safe.