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    Default MegaTree Frame Painting

    I would like to get opinions on whether it would make any difference if I paint the frame of my megatree (or not) ? And if you are in the painting camp, what color and why painting process to you recommend so it does not easily scrape off ?

    My megatree will be the ChristmasLightShow tutorial style tree, with a mixture of BIP (black iron pipe) and white PVC fittings. In my web searches of megatrees I have seen them unpainted, painted flat black, gloss black and green. As of today I kinda like the green since it very closely matches the green wires of the light strings. I am curious if the white PVC will stand out or not. I don't want the PVC to detract or reflect light when my tree is running.
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    Default Re: MegaTree Frame Painting

    Ok, paint the center pole green to make sure the BIP doesn't rust, then wrap it in lights and add them to your sequences.

    Example: http://andrewschristmas.com/video.htm - pick the Christmas Eve/Sarajevo - and watch it to the end.

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    Default Re: MegaTree Frame Painting

    Denny,

    If they were mine:

    I would at least paint the white Tees either black or green, using Krylon for Plastics paint. Of course, I paint almost everything
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    Default Re: MegaTree Frame Painting

    I have Darryl's tree from several years ago - all PVC.

    First year or two, I didn't paint it - left it white.

    I've now painted most of the tree with plain black spray paint. The gray hoops are partially painted where the T's are, but for the most part are still gray.

    I haven't seen any major difference in appearance in the display if it's painted or left white.

    I did paint the bun foot I use for the hooks of the tree topper.

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    Default Re: MegaTree Frame Painting

    if painting black iron pipe the secret is in surface prep sand till entire surface is "ruffed up"then prime with gray primer for lite colors black for dark colors completely cover the exposed surfaces then paint to suit you want to allow primer to dry then paint in doing this you want to competently seal the iron surface sio air and moisture is sealed out don t forget to litely sand primer this is so paint will stick!


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