Paint Suggestions for Garden Hose


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Old 06-04-18, 09:45 AM
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Paint Suggestions for Garden Hose

Hi,

I have a garden hose made from hybrid polymer that I would like to paint a different color. Is there a paint type or brand that would not crack or peel and that would withstand temperature variations?

The specific description of the hose on Amazon is: Flexzilla Garden Lead-in Hose, 5/8 in. x 10 ft., Heavy Duty, Lightweight, Drinking Water Safe - HFZG510YW.

It is bright yellow. The shipping cost for returning it is prohibitive.

Thanks,
Bill
 
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Old 06-04-18, 10:41 AM
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You might try that krylon paint for plastics. Pretty much uncharted waters.
 
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A garden hose is just to flexible, the paint will start flaking off as soon as it's moved!
 
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A garden hose is just too flexible, the paint will start flaking off as soon as it's moved!
That sounds promising. Once it's in position, it doesn't move until taken in when the weather starts turning cold.

marksr, thanks for the suggestion. That was one paint I was looking at. Anyone have any other thoughts?

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Won't the cost of the specialized paint far exceed the value of the 10' Hose ?
 
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Won't the cost of the specialized paint far exceed the value of the 10' Hose ?
Hmm. I can't argue with that. There's a black 10-foot hose at Amazon for $8 and free shipping with Prime. And that was just a quick look.

Maybe not "far exceed" the cost of the paint, but is cheaper by a few dollars.

Thanks for the reality check.

Bill
 
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If you can get the color hose you want for just a few dollars more than what you'd spend in paint - buy the new hose!! Paint on hose isn't likely to be a long term solution.
 
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If you can get the color hose you want for just a few dollars more than what you'd spend in paint - buy the new hose!!
Yes. Vermont says pretty much the same thing.

Everyone's comments got me to rethink my options, I realized I have some broken hose that will do by simply cutting the length I want and adding a male repair kit to one end. Duh!

Thanks all for your input.

Bill
 
 

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