How to Paint Your Stock Tank Pool with Plasti Dip

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Plasti Dip. All opinions are 100% mine.

Well, after 4 years it finally happened. We painted the outside of our stock tank pool. This is one of the questions we get asked the most, “how should I paint a stock tank?” Today we’re going to tell you how you can paint your stock tank pool using Plasti Dip. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to try out Plasti Dip products on our tank.

In a nutshell, Plasti Dip is an air-dry, protective, specialty rubber coating and has a lot of uses. It’s flexible, doesn’t crack, and it’s peelable and removable on most surfaces. Some people even paint their cars with it! They have a wide selection of colors to choose from, and they even have glow in the dark colors.

We were happy to give our tank a face lift. Our pool is 4+ years old and on its fifth summer season, so the galvanization has completely worn off. It was looking a little worn and sad. With that said, because the galvanized layer was off, we did not have to sand our tank. If you are going to be painting your tank and it’s brand new, then you are going to first need to sand off the shiny layer. ALL of it.
Here is the design that Savannah came up with using Photoshop. This was really helpful when we were painting the pool because we always had something to refer back to. This step isn’t necessary but helpful.

Alright let’s get on with it!. Read below to find out how we painted our stock tank pool:

Step 1. Get your area ready. We covered up the concrete with brown craft paper so we didn’t get any of the Plasti Dip on the ground.

Step 2. Prep your surface- so what you do here will just depend on the condition of your tank. Everyone should start with a clean tank. You will likely need to sand off the galvanized layer. This process can take some time and you need to sand more than you think. We’ve done this on other pools and it’s not our favorite thing.

Step 3. We first sprayed the tank with a layer of white Plasti Dip. Shop now on Amazon

We actually used 7 coats to get the tank as white as we wanted it. The key with spraying this product is to go more slowly than you want to. If you spray it too quickly, you will not get as much product on the tank. Use slow short strokes. You should wait 30 minutes between each layer before adding another layer.

A blue bowl on a table

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This was after 2 coats.

A pool table

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And after 7 coats!



Step 4. After the Plasti Dip is completely dried (we waited 3 or 4 hours) we applied the stencils. We sprayed adhesive on the back of the stencil so it would stick to the tank. We had so many little details in the stencils that this step was crucial.

Step 5. We sprayed the different colors of Plasti Dip according to the design. Savannah was able to layer the paint colors to really customize the colors. She did this simply by spraying thin layers of color over top of each other. If you have stencils that will overlap like ours did, you will want to wait until each design has dried before overlapping another stencil on top of that one.



Step 6. Peel back your stencils and enjoy!

A few notes: We made our own stencils but there are several places that sell stencils you can buy yourself.

Because you are going to ask- can this be used on the inside of the pool? No.

Plasti Dip can be peelable. Tired of your design? You can peel the paint right off. We have not tried this because we like our design and we just did it :) They have another product you can add before you paint that helps make the product permanent. We did not apply this product and I will say, the Plasti Dip does not seem like it’s going to easily peel off. Meaning ours seems like it’s going to stick until we decide we really want to peel it off.

Plasti Dip was easy to work with and sprayed on better than other rubber coating products we have worked with. Get yours at Amazon.

We LOVE the results and are so happy with how our tank turned out. We will update you in the future on how this holds up in the long run.

If you want more stock tank pool information, check out our blog dedicated to this very topic. Also check out our stock tank pool Instagram- @stocktankpool.

We hope you enjoyed this as much as we did!

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