Originally Posted by fubba28
I'm also not particularly happy with the glaring white color of the Tyvek tarp. I don't want to bother with dye, so I was thinking of letting my sons add some stripes of a light coat of blue and green spray paint to break up the monotony of Tyvek white and the blue logo.
Would that be bad for the Tyvek as far as keeping dry?
Might be a waste of time and paint. I just got a 10x12 sheet of tyvek (super excited
) and crumpled and washed it w/out detergent (like it even more now that I can handle it w/out earplugs), and noticed that the lettering was fading just from that. If dupont can't keep their "miracle of science" add on their own product, I figure me with a box of rit dye or can of spray paint don't stand a chance
I've just come to accept it as the down-side of tyvek till dupont realizes their is a niche in the market for stealthier sheets (they can evidently color it when it's being manufactured, but once it's done--it's done). It's a light, durable, useful tarp that also happens to be a blazing white banner for the "miracle of science."