Safe wood sealant and paint

Owlco

Member
Hi everyone,

I am almost finished building my chameleons cage and will need to seal the wood or paint it with a product that is safe for my chameleon.
I have tried to do some research but am finding it difficult to gather some information on the right products. I have heard that the Winmax polycrylic sealant has been used, though at the hardware store the Windmax has the toxic symbol on it and I am hesitant to use it.

If someone could give me some recommendations that would be awesome.

Thank you !
 

SharpShooter

Avid Member
Hi everyone,

I am almost finished building my chameleons cage and will need to seal the wood or paint it with a product that is safe for my chameleon.
I have tried to do some research but am finding it difficult to gather some information on the right products. I have heard that the Winmax polycrylic sealant has been used, though at the hardware store the Windmax has the toxic symbol on it and I am hesitant to use it.

If someone could give me some recommendations that would be awesome.

Thank you !
@Brodybreaux25 has just done a stunner, so I'm sure he'll be able to help you out.
 

Brodybreaux25

Chameleon Enthusiast
I’m not 100% sure how well it would stick to the smooth outer surface of spray foam but I would put my money on it working. 80% sure. Now if you sand and shape your foam after it cures I know for sure it would grab onto that.

If someone orders a viv or background from me using foam my go to topcoat is definitely the spray stone texture. Looks great, lasts a long time, and can’t be bought off a shelf somewhere.
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Owlco

Member

Brodybreaux25

Chameleon Enthusiast
Wow thanks so much for the recommendations, I'll check to see if these products are sold near me or if I can get them off amazon.ca. Do yo find that the flex seal scratches off or?
I’ve used it in several builds over the last few builds, can’t think of a time it’s ever been scratched off. Surface prep is key.
 

Brodybreaux25

Chameleon Enthusiast
I have also heard of people using Grout for rock walls, @Brodybreaux25 have you tried this method?
I’ve never done it in a viv but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. Just make sure aren’t any sharp edges. I think the biggest thing to watch out for would be the grout being a little rough on his feet, belly, and tail since they are not really designed to be walking around on those. I’d also recommend potting in a lot of branches around the grout so he can easily navigate around it if need be.
 
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