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Mylar vs white paint in the
The Grow Room forums; Which is better Mylar emergency blankets OR white paint? And what kind of white paint would you use? Flat white,hi ...
Mylar vs white paint
Which is better Mylar emergency blankets OR white paint? And what kind of white paint would you use? Flat white,hi gloss,semi gloss what would you use?
Mylar is better. However, it is expensive and a PIA. Get FLAT white paint.
flat white paint is better than mylar....better in every respect imho, less expensive, easier to work with and more reflective.
Originally Posted by Dyna Ryda
Originally Posted by UncleBuck
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mylar is better 95 to 98% reflective where white paint is 88% reflective. flat white is what you want. if its your first grow or new to growing i would go with paint. but in the long run you pay money for the lights and electric to run it. So you dont want to rip your self off by not getting the full use of the light you pay for.
While I've seen studies regarding mylar being more reflective I didnt really see any gains using it vs flat paint. Could have been my setup though.
Originally Posted by mike4c4
I'm gonna go with the flat white seems easier to deal with and serves the purpose thanks for your time!
Mylar would be higher in reflectivity if it had the consistency of paint.
Mylar is virtually impossible to keep perfectly smooth like paint on an already smooth surface, you would have to glue the entire back and roll it down with a roller to start pushing up towards +90%. Waste of time.
I would at least do Reflextix or something at least if I was going to consider Mylar.
How large of an area are you covering?
A Coleman Mylar emergency blanket from the camping department is only 2 bucks, and is plenty to cover a small area (4' x 6 1/2').
Compare that to what you would need, a pint? Quart of white paint to cover your area.
To me, the Mylar does better as far as reflecting, and is removable if you decide to move or change.
Originally Posted by GreatwhiteNorth
Originally Posted by *BUDS
Flat white paint is the way to go. You can find it now as most dollar generals if you have one in your area even at some family dollar stores. easy to apply easy to clean and no wrinkles. Best bet in my opinion.
I have started my fist grow qith white paint