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KeePeace

01:08PM | 04/21/09
Member Since: 04/20/09
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Bvbrush
We're having a screened porch built, with a beadboard ceiling. I have heard that there is a color of blue that repels spiders and other bugs. I'm thinking it may be a robin's egg blue, but I'm not sure, and I'm also not sure whether this is true or just an old Southern wives' tale. Three different contractors who bid on our project said they were familiar with this, but could not tell me what shade of blue.

5slb6

03:12PM | 04/21/09
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
It does work to keep bugs off of the ceiling. The color is a blue with a hint of green and no there is not a standard color that is on a color chart.

KeePeace

03:53PM | 04/21/09
Member Since: 04/20/09
2 lifetime posts
Honestly, if this works, then don't you think that the paint companies should name that shade something like "Spider Repellant Blue" or something? We were talking about this at work today, and everyone is now looking for the right shade...

doug seibert

06:00PM | 04/21/09
Member Since: 08/10/02
843 lifetime posts
The classic color is Haint Blue......

and most "paint" stores I've dealt with have it in their computer by name

BUT I don't know about the spiders.....the color is supposed to discourage flies

"......measure Once.....cut Twice....

throw that one away and cut a new one...."

BV001300

09:21PM | 06/12/13
Hi, I am about as artistiic as a rock, but want to exrecise the left side of my brain, so looking for a work-out. Also considering for my 11-year old son who is very creative and imaginative.So, inquiring about watercolor class expectations, etc., to see if something like this might be a fit. Thank-you!P.S. Love, love, love the watercolor hanging in Dr. Yamaki's office in Federal Way. That is how I discovered your beautiful talent.

Bob Vila

01:58PM | 10/02/13
Member Since: 07/07/11
50 lifetime posts
Bob
Hi there!

Great questions — so great, in fact, I wanted everyone to see it!

Check out my answer right here:
http://www.bobvila.com/articles/what-would-bob-do-groundwater-painting-spiders/

Thanks for the question!

-Bob Vila
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