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    Default Acrylic paint safe?

    In my vivarium, I have a block of Great Stuff that I am using as an elevated planter. I was originally going to silicon moss on to it, but decided to paint it instead. I have read that using non-toxic, acrylic paint and then coating it with polyurethane or polycrylic will make it gecko-safe.

    I am using Grumbacher paint (which is labeled non-toxic). Question, which of the two sealants is better? Any specific brands? Do I have to use it if the paint is non-toxic?

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    No one has an idea?

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    I've used this paint in vivs before. Its indoor/outdoor "weather" proof, non toxic and water based.



    I just let it dry really well before placing it in the tank. I got it at Michaels. I didn't seal it with anything either, and I've had several geckos live with that in their tanks with no issues.


    **Edit also found a dart frog viv done with those paints. Seems like its just what you're looking for!
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    Alright, thank you! Sounds great. I already painted it over and after seeing how not-so-well this paint is sticking, it will need a sealant. But, next time I will use these. I actually thought about using those, but didn't want to spend extra money.

    Could I use just any non-toxic sealant? I have a few around.

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