How To Paint The Background Of Your Aquarium (DIY Aquarium Background)

One of the questions I get asked the most is how I get my black backgrounds. It’s really simple, really budget friendly, and looks really good! It’s just a simple coat of paint. The paint I use is Rust-Oleum 1976502 Painters Touch Latex in Flat Black.

How To Paint Your Aquarium Background:

Step 1: Make sure the glass is clean.

Step 2: Open your choice of paint and pour it into a paint tray (Or use the can).

Step 3: Roll the first layer. It will be very thin, but thats okay.

Step 4: Let Dry.

Step 5: Roll your second layer, this will be a much thicker coat.

Step 6: Let Dry.

Step 7: Continue to add layer after layer until no more light is going through. I find it takes 3-6 coats.

Step 8: Admire your work!

It’s as simple as that!