Help Me Cover an Ugly Barrel
May 5, 2011 12:03 PM Subscribe
What material is about as thick as a notebook cover, made of plastic (or something as durable and flexible), available in sizes about 3'X6', and available very cheaply or free?
posted by Rykey to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm decorating an ugly cardboard barrel and need to cover it with a smooth, waterproof material I can paint on. I know I can buy 2-mil sheets of plastic/PVC or the like at sign supply stores, but that's a little pricey for what I'm doing. I looked at plexiglass and the laminate used for countertops too, but it's not very flexible and pretty expensive for my purposes too.
I'm fine with (and would actually prefer) repurposing something that's not typically used for this kind of application. I can paint over or cover any marks or existing graphics on it, and cut it to size-- cost and availability are the main factors here. I suppose any material would work, as long as it's a single piece and doesn't add a lot of weight to the finished product.