Should you paint your stock tank pool?

Should you paint your stock tank pool?

However, you should know that stock tanks are made with a galvanized zinc coating which resists just about everything … including rust and paint. Stock tanks are built to take a lot of abuse, so they do not need to be painted, and the galvanized coating actually makes it more difficult to paint easily.

How do you paint a stock pool tank?


  1. Apply paint thinner to a rag and, from top to bottom, wipe your stock tank down.
  2. Next, scuff up the tank with a fine grit sandpaper. ...
  3. Apply white vinegar with a rag and let sit for an hour, wipe off with a clean rag. ...
  4. Spray primer onto tank (optional) then paint 2 coats of paint.

When should I paint my pool?

Well, not if you have an indoor pool, then the best time may be nearly anytime of year, as long as low temperatures are above 50°, and humidity levels are below 50%. And if you use our Acrylic pool paints, you can apply the paint on a damp surface, so then wet weather won't bother you.

Can you paint a plastic stock tank?

Polyethylene tanks by nature need to be painted at a slower rate than most “standard” surfaces because of the surface tension characteristics of the polymer as well as the waxy surface features. Paint can be applied in the traditional ways using airless sprayers, power sprayers, rollers, or even brushes.

What kind of paint will stick to polypropylene?

Krylon paints have introduced a new spray paint called "Fusion" made specifically for painting plastics. They indicate that this new paint is made specifically for painting polypropylene, polyethylene, ABS, and other types of plastics.

Can you paint polyethylene plastic?

You can apply paint over Polyethylene, Polypropylene, ABS, and PET/PBT Blends with proper surface preparation and primer. First wipes down the surface with a 50/50 Isopropyl Alcohol such as Denatured Alcohol to remove any contaminants prior to sanding. Sand the surface with 60-80 grit sandpaper.