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Painting a Propane Tank - Not as Simple as You Might Think!

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Painting a Propane Tank - Not as Simple as You Might Think!

  • Expansion of the steel from temperature changes will cause the paint to peel.
  • Clean the tank well.  Remove any rust, dirt or oils from the surface.
  • Use a good primer suitable for steel applications.
  • Use only paints that are suitable for steel and can withstand normal expansion.
  • Paint only with colors that will deflect portions of the suns rays.
  • Dark colors will absorb heat from the sun and could cause a higher than desired internal tank pressure.
  • Propane tank