Painting a big propane tank

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  1. stirfamily

    stirfamily Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Ok, this may seem like a no brainer, but we just bought our propane tank and it needs some sprucing up. There is some rust that needs to be attended to also. What kind of paint do I use on it? Would it be ok if I use rustoleum rust primer on it and then paint it a light color?
    Karen in NE Indiana
     
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    Just be creative!

    I would use a rust primer and car spray paint.
     

  3. Windy in Kansas

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    The Rustoleum would work well and that is what we used on tanks when I worked for dealer in the 1970s.

    Be sure to get the primer/rust stop well in around/under any welded on labels.

    The lighter the color the less pressure that will build from solar radiation in the summer time.
     
  4. ozark mike

    ozark mike Well-Known Member

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    the two nicest ones that I saw that were painted were, the first is painted a bright yellow with a happy face on the end pointing out.... the other is at a dairy farm in Minnesota... someone cut out and attached a wooden head and neck and painted it all to look like a cow... that place also had his fuel barrels done the same... mike
     
  5. uncle Will in In.

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    About all the tanks around here get painted by the gas supplier when they start to looking shabby.
     
  6. stirfamily

    stirfamily Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Thanks all for the advice. Guess I'll have to come up with something clever.
    Karen in NE Indiana
     
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    Gemplers.com has "Propane gas" decals if you should want to add one to the tank or cover.
     
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    I vote for the water melon. :)
     
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    .............Wash the whole surface area of the tank with phosphoric acid (4%) . They should sell it at HD , Lowes, etc . , let it sit for 24 hours and then paint . , fordy:cowboy:
     
  11. Ode

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    Paint it to look like a giant zucchini!
     
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    Agree.
     
  13. uncle Will in In.

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    A big stripped watermelon would get my vote.
     
  14. freegal

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    The kids & I painted our tank. I got several small cans of Rustoleum in camoflage colors and we painted it using paint brushes. That design is easy for little kids to do! It actually turned out pretty well and has lasted a long time. Got a chuckle out of our propane guy, too.