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Spray paint alternatives?
    #4390488 - 07/10/05 08:33 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Long story short, I am unable to find a solid colored storage container with a clear lid, so now I have one that is all clear. I want to make the container a solid color, but I don't want to use spray paint. Any ideas?

For those who have sprayed their terrarium: what was your experience with that? I feel like the spary paint inside the terrarium will create a harmful smell which will definitely damage the shrooms. If sprayed on the outside, it's unreliable. Although a possible solution is to coat it with polyuerathane.


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Re: Spray paint alternatives? [Re: Cleft_Asunder]
    #4390507 - 07/10/05 08:39 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

How about a solar blanket?


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Re: Spray paint alternatives? [Re: Cleft_Asunder]
    #4390514 - 07/10/05 08:40 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)



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Re: Spray paint alternatives? [Re: agar]
    #4390516 - 07/10/05 08:42 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

I think he/she was talking about a FC agar, not a casing container. :wink:


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Spray paint alternatives? [Re: metasin]
    #4390524 - 07/10/05 08:44 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

I sprayed the outside of my terrarium with black paint. To become completely opaque it needed 4-5 coats. It worked really well, no complaints.


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Re: Spray paint alternatives? [Re: metasin]
    #4390533 - 07/10/05 08:45 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

also krylon makes a latex spray paint, wont crack like the acrylic or laquer paints.


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Re: Spray paint alternatives? [Re: metasin]
    #4390550 - 07/10/05 08:49 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

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recondite said:
I think he/she was talking about a FC agar, not a casing container. :wink:




Duct tape aluminum foil to the outside - then.

Painting one is a PITA.


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Re: Spray paint alternatives? [Re: agar]
    #4390587 - 07/10/05 09:05 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

spray paint works on the outside.....get some primer....primer it up, then spray it black. Worked well for me


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Re: Spray paint alternatives? [Re: agar]
    #4390594 - 07/10/05 09:09 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

What, pray tell, is PITA? Something tells me we're not talking about bread.


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Re: Spray paint alternatives? [Re: Cleft_Asunder]
    #4390625 - 07/10/05 09:22 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

PITA= PAIN IN THE ASS


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Re: Spray paint alternatives? [Re: Cleft_Asunder]
    #4390643 - 07/10/05 09:27 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Look around at Lowes or Home Depot for this stuff called "construction grade plastic sheeting". I picked up a roll in black, and it's been a blessing. Light can't penetrate a single layer; ultra thick heavy duty stuff. Cut to size and use on anything: fruiting chamber, clear fruiting trays, anything. All that's needed is a few pieces of well placed duct tape.

No more fussing w/ aluminum foil or paint that chips and falls off.



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Re: Spray paint alternatives? [Re: Holydiver]
    #4390651 - 07/10/05 09:30 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Thanks a bunch for all the suggestions. I'll have a look-see on the plastic sheeting. Hopefully it's not expensive...


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Re: Spray paint alternatives? [Re: Cleft_Asunder]
    #4390660 - 07/10/05 09:40 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

If you can't find the good stuff, just look for a heavy painter's plastic roll. Mine is made by Film-Gard, and if I remember correctly it ran $80 for 50', so it's not too cheap. Good luck.



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Re: Spray paint alternatives? [Re: Holydiver]
    #4390677 - 07/10/05 09:48 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Yup, that to. :thumbup:


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Re: Spray paint alternatives? [Re: agar]
    #4390688 - 07/10/05 09:52 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

or you could try a $2 solar emergency blanket. :wink:


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Re: Spray paint alternatives? [Re: metasin]
    #4390695 - 07/10/05 09:54 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

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or you could try a $2 solar emergency blanket. :wink:




If you could tape it flush with the sides of whatever container without light getting in through the cracks of the gap, then sure.  But if I remember right solar blankets are pretty thick and bumpy, therefore it could be a chore to get one totally flush with a container.


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Re: Spray paint alternatives? [Re: metasin]
    #4390722 - 07/10/05 10:04 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

The ones I got as a substitute for mylar from WM are about as thick as aluminum foil. Instead of stapeling it in place where I'm using it, I just used headliner spray adhesive from an auto parts store to hold it in place, then trimmed the excess.


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Re: Spray paint alternatives? [Re: metasin]
    #4390741 - 07/10/05 10:09 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Sounds good to me.  :laugh:


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Re: Spray paint alternatives? [Re: Cleft_Asunder]
    #4393723 - 07/11/05 09:55 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

I've had good luck with Krylon Fusion. Light coats until opaque, let it cure/dry and air out a few days. Sparaying the exterior would be best, IMO.


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