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Post  jazzymaddy on 3/31/2011, 8:20 pm

I'm getting ready to build my hoop cover, and had the thought to spray paint the PVC black so as to be less noticable from the street (HOA concerns). Should I be concerned with the paint leeching into the soil? I suppose I could paint just the part that would NOT be in the ground.

And what about paint on a trellis?

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 3/31/2011, 8:22 pm

I don't know that I would be concerned about it leeching into the soil as long as you allow it to dry completely. But, I'm not a chemist, either. If spray paint can stand the rain when it's on your chair, I imagine it can stand the rain on your hoops, too.

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Post  camprn on 3/31/2011, 8:25 pm

Your plants wont get any sunshine if you do that and they will probably not grow. WAIT, i thought you meant the plastic cover...

I think it's bedtime! Rolling Eyes

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Post  jazzymaddy on 3/31/2011, 8:29 pm

Oh, the paint would just be for the pipes. I also intend to use my hoops as support for deer netting for the critters, so they will be a fairly permant fixture in my garden.

Oh, I didn't read the end of your response. Sorry. Smile

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Post  Glendale-gardener on 3/31/2011, 9:47 pm

I spray painted the conduit for my trellis for the same reason. I have a black metal fence and I thought it would just look nicer and more "finished" to have the trellis match. I was also thinking about doing the hoops but I haven't done so yet.

I wouldn't worry about the soil as long as you let the paint dry and cure, but that's just me.

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Post  staf74 on 3/31/2011, 9:59 pm

Jazzy,

Regarding HOA concerns....

Share a piece of the harvest with the HOA board members at your next local meeting. Supply them with a yummy homegrown salad and perhaps those concerns will melt away as quickly as the food.

No....of course not dear board members, I'm not trying to bribe you...... Wink

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Post  jazzymaddy on 3/31/2011, 10:17 pm

Nice Staf74. I think I will...

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Post  jazzymaddy on 3/31/2011, 10:19 pm

Thanks Glendale. Good to know it worked for someone.

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