Blue Paint for Porch Ceilings
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Author:  Doug [ Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:26 am ]
Post subject:  Blue Paint for Porch Ceilings

Hi. Just wanted to let you know about my experience with painting my short overhang blue (I learned about it from your radio show). In short, it works.

I typically don't worry about the wasp nests and mud dauber "houses", bcz they've never been a problem. However, I decided to try the blue paint bcz my pet sitter was afraid of the wasps.

1st I cleared the wasp nests in the winter. Before I could get the painting done a small new nest was underway. So I painted the underside of the overhang - painting to within an inch or so of the new nest. Of course the wasps didn't bother me as I was painting and after a month or so they abandoned that little nest. No new ones have been started in or around the painted area - So I'd have to say this info I rec'd from the dirt doc has been an unqualified success!!

The hardest part was deciding what color to use. There is a wide range of colors suggested on the internet. I used "atmospheric blue" from sherwin williams.

Thanks for ALL you do (food safety, folk remedies, etc).

All the best,

Mary Kay
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