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About to start as setup in my garage.
I'm lucky to have some extra space in my garage

I'm not too concerned about highly reflective walls as my light is abit more powerfull than whats needed.
Is there a cheap plastic sheeting that i can use for the walls ? Thinking PVC sheeting, but white.

Popped in at Builders Warehouse, but the only have it in Black.
 

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You can try sisalation. It's cheap and reflective. Otherwise paint with matte white, can even use the anti bacterial bathroom paint at builders.

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You can get panda plastic from the grow shops. Light and reflective walls are not.the most important thing though it is the dark cycle that you should worry about. 

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@SkunkPharm 100% agree with you.
The "partition" that ive used is a old gate that fits perfectly. 
Now I just need to cover the gate to create a solid "wall". 

I'm familiar with Panda Sheets, but doesnt seems the most afforable.

 

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Sisalation is cheaper and almost twice as thick as panda film. Would make a much better "solid wall.

Usually sells around R40 for just over a square meter.

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@1000Hills Nursery  ok so checked out Rhino Board and its the cheapest by far!
1.2 x 3m for R140
Would be much easier to install this than any other lining/sheet.
Do I keep it the blank colour it is, or paint it? If I paint it, is the type of paint important? 

 

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Paint is gonna protect it from water like when foliar feeding or IPM spraying. How much of the garage you plan on using for growing? Trust me you would want to plan the build and do the structure correctly first time. Equipment you can puzzle and improve with time. 

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@1000Hills Nursery  yeah def agree man

ive cornered off a 1.3 x 1.5m section in the back of the garage.
What about covering the Rhino Board with a White plastic sheeting. Something like builder drop sheets, but in white?

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In your case just paint it white, many coats . A Matt white will have better reflectivity then the plastic which is glossy. Plan your intake an exhaust. Vent out an airbrick or something and take intake air from the garage. Add some braces in the dry wall so you can mount your circulation fan there for added floor space. Keep it simple but ensure it's light tight, very important. 

You gonna need space in the garage for a small reservoir and a shelf.

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@1000Hills Nursery  So ive read about Matt white paint reflecting better than Glossy.
But something like Panda Film, which is very popular in Grow shops and growers alike, is glossy. Why is that?

 

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1 hour ago, Kiteloop said:

@1000Hills Nursery  So ive read about Matt white paint reflecting better than Glossy.
But something like Panda Film, which is very popular in Grow shops and growers alike, is glossy. Why is that?

 

Panda film is really nice and handy to have around. We always using it for light sealing etc. I'm pretty sure it has decent reflectivity.

As a start begin with white walls. You can always staple on reflective sheeting after your first grow. There are more important things to address then optimum reflectivity like climate control and lighting. 

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@Stinger96 im kinda thinking not to do that, drill holes and insert plugs into the wall, then just screw the Rhino board directly onto the wall.
I'm also checking out a company today that makes a 250 micron plastic sheets that comes in  1.4 x 1.0m.
This could also be a very good option. Besides the fact that it's the perfect dimensions for my application, it will be very easy to work with and just screw straight onto the wall. 

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Have you not considered just getting the Diamond Lightite Mylar? It's a bit more expensive but you could reuse it elsewhere if you decide to take it off.

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@TheUltimateNoob  its an option. the issue with all the different type of Sheeting,  is how to get it to stick to a raw cement/brick wall. 
thats why im thinking of just screwing Rhino Ceiling boards to the walls. cut them to size, and 4 x screws, pretty easy.

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Maybe a silly question, but have you tried ducting tape? Its reflective like the mylar and sticks to anything like shit on a carpet.

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@TheUltimateNoob  its an option. the issue with all the different type of Sheeting,  is how to get it to stick to a raw cement/brick wall. 
thats why im thinking of just screwing Rhino Ceiling boards to the walls. cut them to size, and 4 x screws, pretty easy.
Yeah I understand... Aluminium tape or screws with washers work on Mylar as well.
You'd just have to be extra careful not to tear it any more than you need to.

I feel the Mylar will offer more bang for your buck in the long run.
But the boards are the cheaper, easier option. Although the prices may be similar after you factor in paint and stuff

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On 5/12/2020 at 9:16 PM, Kiteloop said:

@1000Hills Nursery  ok so checked out Rhino Board and its the cheapest by far!
1.2 x 3m for R140
Would be much easier to install this than any other lining/sheet.
Do I keep it the blank colour it is, or paint it? If I paint it, is the type of paint important? 

 

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As a bonus, if you do use this board and you get tired of it, you can always grind it up and use it in your soil, being Gypsum. (This was intended to as joke, not to be taken as serious grow advice) although Gypsum🌿

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@SmokeyZero so rhino board was an option, but it weight a ton.
Instead i found something epic! Its called Supa Wood, They usually use it for the backing on cupboards.
Its sturdy, about 5mm and is white on one side. Super cheap R140 and comes in large sheets.

Then Cape Plastics in Cape Town stock plastic sheets for R80. Its thicker than usual plastic sheeting so it holds as a sheet.

 

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Just built a simple frame from 22 x 44 planks and then skiinned it with white Hardboard sheets. 

This wall is 2,4m high and 3m across. Grow room in obviously on the other side.

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