I finally finished my cemetary fence and I want to put the spider webbing out but is it too early? Will it last well out on the elements until Halloween?
Good thinking. I'll put mine up. Thanks all.I always put my web-in-the-bag stuff out as early as possible. I want it to get blown around, rained on, twigs and smutz caught in it... it looks much more realistic.
The stuff is some sort of polyester so it's not going to melt or go away unless you get a hurricane or something. At the worst I have to re-string some drooping bits, but that really depends on where it's drooping at - if it's restricting the walkway so much that you can't get under it without stooping over, then it gets pulled up, otherwise I leave it alone.
It has been raining for the last couple of days - some very heavy and it's just looking better and better.
I did hot glue last year. My initial experiments were a month or two before halloween, I did my house under the overhang on the walls and my truck beside the house. It did not last, it starts falling apart from the wind more than anything due to its softness and the fact that the overlaying of the strands dont produce a strong bond. Therefore it started to stretch and sag. Mind you they were pretty thick a looked awesome. So what I did was shoot the day before halloween. I covered a lot of area the trees, the sidewalk the house and some props. It looked awesome. I used uv reactive and a couple of uv canons and it glowed everywhere. Here is a pic or twoWhat type of webbing are we talking about? Fabric or Hot glue??? I have the same question but thinkin about using hot glue this year!
So did I , I got a bunch of different types from them but ended up using a whole bag of uv reactive in the front yard. You can see most of it in the pics. The glow in the dark ones are nowhere near as good as the uv reactive and light, I bought some as well. I never got around to shooting the red nor the black.ibjeepin, I sure hope my webs come out like that! Those look REALLY good! I bought the sticks from minionsweb.com, the UV ones, glow in dark ones, and black ones I think? Forget now.. or maybe blood red..I cant remember.
I used a 200W gun but I have a 5hp compressor with a 60gal tank and it was running most of the time soy you may need to stop once in a while. I used a complete bag of 19 12" sticks. I got the 12" sticks and am happy I did, the hardest is getting a good stream started (it blobs to start) but once started you smoothly feed the stick until its gone.Couple questions for you... how many 4" long sticks did you go thru to get that web like that? I got a 250watt glue gun on its way, and my air compressor, although apparently at 2.8CFM at 90psi may be a little under powered, from demos I saw with smaller ones it looks like it should work. I can't imagine given the air I can push out with it that it wont work.
They loved it an so did I as everyone could see it at night. It actually glowed as much as the pictures showed, even being on the sidewalk no on touched them or ripped at them.As for the UV reactive stuff, how did people like it?
You may need a bunch of stick to really cover a large area. look at my fence how thick it was, that was multiple 12" sticks if I recall, like 4-5 but I feel the look is far better than any of the prepackaged webs.Also, if you don't mind answering, I am wondering how to fill in a large open area, if it's possible or not.. I have a front porch with two beams on each side of the porch, the walk way in between. They are your basic 4x4 wood beams holding up the porch roof. I was thinking of webbing in between them. With the store bought stuff, a 200sq ft bag gives me a long enough string to do about 1/2 of one opening. I am hoping a couple glue sticks is all that is needed to do the same. I don't mind paying extra for more realistic webs, that's what it is all about, but I don't want to put $30 in glue sticks up for what I could do with $5 in store bought stuff.