Burlap sun bleaching?

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  1. Rick Hall

    Rick Hall Elite Refuge Member

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    One of the things I do to narrow the overhead view black hole of my steel pit-type blind in the marsh is drape burlap (from the coffee bean sacks our farm-release gators are bagged in) over the top rails so it hangs a couple feet down into the blind and then camo it with rattle can Rustoleum. But it doesn't seem to take long at all for the sun to fade the paint and bleach the top rails white:
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    So I'm wondering what others' experience has been with commercially camoed burlap left in the sun for long periods?
     
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    Your sun and my sun are not the same.
    Yankees don't have the sun bleached thing as bad.
    Try the painted burlap?
    Narc
     
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    Haven't tried any commercial camo burlap, that's why I'm asking about it.
     
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    Camo burlap on my deer stands doesn’t fade out but doesn’t last but a couple years before it breaks down. So if just going up for the season I would think it should hold up
     
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    Try the plastic vines sold at Hobby Lobby. I’ve seen them wrapped around an old blind built of scaffolding before. It looked good but unsure of how long it had been in that sunny marsh near Venice, LA.
     
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    We use the commercial burlap for the same purpose as you do. It doesn't fade much. I've had the same burlap on my pits for probably 15 years. It gets removed ( and stored) at the end of each season.
     
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    Do you remember the brand?
     
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    I prefer some synthetic and local cut fresh veggies.

    burlap stinks and is heavy when wet. Any burlap I come across now gets wrapped onto foam decoys.

    I used to waterproof my burlap that I wrapped around my trolling motor during duck season. Using silicone spray, rain guard, or similar, I didn’t notice any unusual fading, but it wasn’t constantly in the sun.
     
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    If there's a .0001% chance of guests getting tangled in something, they most certainly will find that way.
     
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    No. Sorry. I just buy whatever Uncle Sam's carries....but I haven't bought any for 10+ years.

    These are roll-top pits, so they probably only get a fraction of the amount of sunlight as your blinds.
     

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