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Insect Repellent Paint

House paint with an Insect repellent added.
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Im sure many have been in a situation where you are painting something - a part of your house maybe (in my case, our bathroom) and some nasty little sandlfy comes and lands on your freshly painted wall and becomes stuck. This normally leaves you with a small black mark on your nice clean wall, which after alot of time spent prepping and painting can be very annoying.

I believe the best way to remedy this problem is to add insect repellent to the paint, to stop the flies landing on it.

Its so simple I cant believe its not already baked.... or is it???

andrew1, Feb 22 2007

Insect-repellant face-paint http://cat.inist.fr...cheN&cpsidt=3629701
but only if you want to hide your house [MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 22 2007]

Anti-mosquito, bug paint http://dr1.com/news...news081204.shtml#11
Pinturas Tropical has launched a paint that is being marketed as an effective repellent of mosquitos, flies, roaches, ants and acaro. [skinflaps, Feb 22 2007]

Pinturas Tropical http://www.pinturastropical.com.do/
Manufacture of insect repellent paint [skinflaps, Feb 22 2007]

Anti-insect Paint http://suppliers.ji...09/108455/26044.htm
The paint has the unique composition that brings the fine microscopic insecticide crystals to the surface during drying. [skinflaps, Feb 22 2007]


       Extensive research (70 seconds on Google) failed to find a paint designed to repel insects while it dries, and I think it is a brilliant idea. All I found was a reference to insect-repellant camouflage paint for soldiers who are squeamish about bugs. [+]
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 22 2007

skinflaps, Feb 22 2007

       Damn. I should've given Google that extra ten seconds.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 22 2007

       Now I have to say that those who know me will be familiar wih the fact that I am a big fan of the insect world, especially the much underated, but ever noble and constantly humble fly.   

       So...why not just have an "Insect Speckle Finish" paint range ?   

       You choose your colour, then your insect type, and when you brush it on, thousands of dried insects swell up slightly and rise to the surface of the paint, leaving a slightly textured finish that's also entirely pleasing to the eye.   

       This way you could have this type of conversation: "Yep - I'm having the bathroom re-done in common housefly, with a hint of lavender as a background tint."   

       I was going to put this up as my first "new" idea after a week's Bakery vacation, but this rather tame notion saves me the trouble by sheer coincidence. (sorry andrew1)
xenzag, Feb 22 2007

       Yeah, its baked. I was painting a house some 10 years ago when I was faced with the same dilemma. I went back to the paint store and told the guy my problem. He gave me a bottle of this stuff to mix in with the paint and it worked.
Jscotty, Feb 22 2007

       //insecticide in microcrystals that eliminate the insects but do not harm humans//   

       Where have I heard that before?
nuclear hobo, Feb 23 2007

       hah! how to keep pet's paws out of wet cement?
po, Feb 23 2007

       //I read they are designed containing insecticide to kill insects when they land, a clearly different agenda than this idea proposes.//   

       You read the Pinturas link, what's it say?
skinflaps, Feb 23 2007

       How about something to keep my own damn ass out of the freshly painted surface when I turn around to pick up my tools and leave.
Galbinus_Caeli, Feb 23 2007


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