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  1. MathersD

    MathersD Active Member

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    Hi all . So I have rendered my tank . What a mission . What should I use to seal it . Thats cost efficient and looks good . Must be clear . Would prefer a spray can . Thanks


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    Hi Mathers, i cant remember the name of the sealant i used but if you cant find any in a spray can why not just get a spray bottle and mix the sealant with water so its thinner and just spray it on? Also take a look at lizard landscapes if you havent already as they help with what products and techniques to use.
     
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    I used pond sealer, you can put it into a spray bottle an apply it that way but i found it a lot easier just using a brush.


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    When I was reading into it, pond sealer was the go, but for a 'dry' (and small) setup such as mine outdoor PVA (possibly called professional or something like that) with about 5 thin coats and a light scattering of sand between coats to reduce the sheen did the trick


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    The sealer i used was only $19 for a 1ltr container and it doesnt take much to apply to a background, i build a big 1200x700 background that stuck out 300mm from the wall that maybe used 400ml.

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    It doesnt have much shine and i didnt need to add any sand, if anything it improved the colour of it all.


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    [MENTION=37722]Rogue5861[/MENTION] that's an excellent result, i'd have used it myself if I knew it had such a nice low sheen. There must be less effective products on the market because a lot of what I read was people cautioning others about how high gloss some of the pond sealers could be. nice work!
     
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    I used the one bunnings sells, its called Crommelins Pond Sealer Clear. Seems to work quite well in my opinion as i have washed over it a few times with no ill effects to the render, the ridge tailed monitors also run up and down it all day and it has stood up to their sharp claws.
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